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City of Troy Offering Free Leaf Collection Bags to Residents



With the arrival of the fall season, Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy will be providing free leaf collection bags for Troy residents beginning this week. Bags will be available for pick-up at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink – located at 191 103rd Street – and the Department of Public Works Garage – located at 40 Orr Street – Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:00 am through 3:00 pm. Bags will also be available for pick-up at the Mayor’s Office at Troy City Hall, located at 433 River Street, Troy.
 
Mayor Patrick Madden said “The City of Troy is pleased to provide these complimentary leaf bags for our community’s neighborhoods this season. By offering these fall cleanup bags we can assist our residents safely remove unwanted leaves, brush and branches from their property and help keep our streets and sewer drains clear of obstructions for the remainder of the year.”
 
Troy residents will be required to provide proof of residency to obtain leaf collection bags and will be limited to two (2) packages – containing five leaf bags each – per household. Residents are asked to place all bagged leaves curbside for collection during their normally scheduled household garbage & recycling collection day.  
 
Additionally, residents are reminded to not sweep leaves into the street. Leaves, grass clippings and other debris can clog sewer basins which can cause flooding in neighborhoods and possible sewer overflows into the Hudson River. Troy residents can help improve the effectiveness of the sewer system by clearing catch basins and drains located on streets near their home.
 
City officials have also issued a reminder to Troy residents regarding city policies and procedures for bulk trash collection:
 
The City of Troy offers a bulk collection service for oversize items prohibited from disposal during normal garbage collection. Bulk refuse items include old furniture, appliances, carpets, doors, mattresses, scrap metal, tires, etc.
 
These items will be collected on an appointment-only basis. Bulk collection is limited to one pickup truck quantity; oversize items that exceed vehicle capacity will still be collected and the homeowner will be billed. Residents can submit a collection request online using the Junk/Bulk Items Form or by calling the Department of Public Works at (518) 270-4579 to schedule an appointment.
 
Bulk collection is limited to owner-occupied residential properties only. Commercial rental properties (offices, retail businesses, and apartment buildings), tax exempt properties, not-for-profit agencies, and non-owner occupied properties are prohibited from using the bulk refuse collection service.
 
For more information, please visit the Department of Public Works homepage or www.troyny.gov.

 

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