The Southampton Town Highway Department's fall clean-up program gets underway on November 25, when highway workers will begin picking up leaves in biodegradable paper bags.
Loose leaves, leaves in plastic bags and brush will not be accepted and the town asks that no bags be put at the curb until after Nov. 1
The town's fall cleanup program does not apply to incorporated villages, including Southampton, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, North Haven, Quogue or Westhampton Beach.
Town residents may self-haul leaves for free year round to the North Sea, Hampton Bays and Westhampton transfer stations. Brush can be dropped for free during an amnesty period of Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2013.
Senior citizens, 73 years old or older, may request that loose leaves be collected, but must pre-register by calling 631-728-3605.
Biodegradable paper leaf bags are available at:
- Emporium True Value Hardware
Main Street, Sag Harbor
- Henry Persan & Sons
79 Division Street, Sag Harbor
- Herrick Hardware
41 Main Street, Southampton
- Shinnecock Hardware (east)
849 County Road 39, Southampton
23 Jagger Lane, Southampton
- Ryder Hardware
494 Montauk Highway, East Quogue
- Shinnecock Hardware (west)
91 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
- The Home Depot
1550 Old Country Road, Riverhead
1461 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- Westhampton True Value
133 Montauk Highway, Westhampton