City of Shelton's fall curbside leaf pickups begin this week

The first citywide curbside collection of bagged leaves will take place from Monday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 7.

The last citywide curbside collection of bagged leaves will be from Monday, Dec. 8 to Friday, Dec. 12.

Only brown paper biodegradable bags will be picked up. Bagged leaves should be placed at the curbside on the regular trash collection day. Leaf bags should be kept apart from regular trash.

Bags should only contain leaves and not grass clippings, sticks or rocks (bags containing these items will not be accepted and will be left at the curb).

In the event of a snowstorm, leaf bags should be left out at the curbside and they will be collected as soon as possible.

Compost site hours and rules

The compost site on Willoughby Road, next to Elizabeth Shelton School, will be open from Oct. 27 to Dec. 13 at the following times: weekdays from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon.

The compost site will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, and Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving.

Anyone bringing leaves to the compost site in containers other than biodegradable paper bags must remove non-conforming container from the site.

Direct any leaf pickup and compost site questions to the city Highways & Bridges Department at 203-924-9277.