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Town continues leaf pickup
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The Town of Colonie will continue to collect leaves for Town residents past the previously announced November 19 cut-off date.

“We want to get the word out that our Town crews will still be out picking up leaves, although not on a regular weekly schedule,” said Town Supervisor Paula A. Mahan in a prepared statement.

Weekly curbside collection service, provided by a vendor under terms of a competitive bid, is provided free to Town residents from early spring to late fall. Town crews will continue collecting leaves until the end of November (providing there is no major snowfall) in order to keep the streets clear of leaves and maintain public safety.

In both 2009 and 2010, the Town shortened the regular weekly service by two weeks to cut costs, for a two-year savings of $69,000. 

Recycled yard waste brought to the Town of Colonie Landfill produces about 25,000 tons of compost each year, which is made available to Town residents free of charge.

Anyone wishing to schedule curbside pick-up should call the Environmental Services Department at 783-2827.

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