It’s time for spring clean-up in Southampton and Southold towns. Here’s the skinny on what our towns are doing to help us clean up our yards:
Southold will begin collecting yard debris, branches and bagged leaves in Orient this Monday, April 20. The clean-up will begin in Orient Point and end in Laurel.
The town highway department will pick up yard debris and branches in orderly piles, with branches no longer than 8 feet. They will not remove stumps, trees or land-clearing debris.
All leaves must be in biodegradable paper leaf bags. Leaves in plastic bags and loose leaves will be bypassed. The Southold Town Compost Facility in Cutchogue will be accepting residential yard waste free of charge from Sat., April 11 through Sun., May 17 from anyone who has a valid 2015 town disposal permit.
For more information, call the Southold Town Highway Department at 631.765.3140 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m Monday through Friday.
Southampton Town will also begin collecting bagged leaves and winter kill branches less than 3 inches in diameter beginning Mon., April 20. No plastic bags will be accepted, and, as of this year, you will be fined if you leave your loose leaves at the curb.
All residents may bring their yard waste to town transfer stations (except Sag Harbor) year-round free of charge.
Southampton’s pick-up program is divided into six geographic districts, and pick-up begins in all six districts on April 20.
For more information, contact the leaf program hotline at 631.702.2585.
Riverhead has finished picking up leaves for this year, but residents may dispose of leaves at the Yard Waste Facility on Young’s Avenue, free of charge, with proof of residency. For hours and more information, call 631.727.3200 ext. 391.