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New Rochelle's Yard Waste Collection Begins April 15

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Due to the extended fall leaf collection, the yard waste collection will begin Tuesday, April 15, the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Streets and Highways has announced.

Residents are reminded that in order to be collected, yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day (6 a.m. during summer months) in accordance with the following guidelines:

- Brush and branches: No longer than 4 feet in length with a diameter of no more than 3  inches, tied in bundles. Do not tie with fishing line, tape or metal wire. - Grass, twigs, leaves and other loose yard waste: Place in open containers or biodegradable bags weighing no more than 75 pounds. - Logs, stumps, stones, dirt, fruit, seaweed, clumps of grass, treated wood chips, root balls, acorns and other large debris  will not be collected and must be disposed of by the homeowner.

Collection days and areas are as follows: Tuesday, April 15: From the north side of the Metro North Railroad/New Haven Line to Eastchester Road, Beechmont Drive, and Barnard Road

Wednesday, April 16: From the north side of Quaker Ridge Road to the Scarsdale border

Thursday, April 17: From Eastchester Road, Beechmont Drive and Barnard Road, both sides to the south side of Quaker Ridge Road

Friday, April 18: The area south of the Metro North Railroad

When a holiday occurs on any of the collection days, Monday is the alternate collection day. Please do not put yard waste out for collection prior to the night before the scheduled collection day.

Yard waste collection will continue until the second Friday in October.

For further information, please visit: http://www.newrochelleny.com/DPW or contact the yard waste and fall leaves 24 hour hotline at 654-6510.

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