Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Truesdale Leaf Pickup Week of November 26th

According to a recent town highway department bulletin, the Truesdale Lake neigborhoods will have all leaf pickup services during the week of November 26th. Please do not put out any more leaves after this date.

This is a very important service the town provides to the lake communities. It keeps a large amount of organic leaf material from ending up in the lakes where it would otherwise be fertilizer for next spring’s weed growth. Your help and cooperation is needed and appreciated!

Be sure to thank Peter Ripperger and the highway department crews if you see them on their rounds!

Note the following from the letter:
- Do not put the leaves out too early.
- Do not put leaves in the roadway, they must be brought to the edge of the road.
– The town will not go onto private property to retrieve the leaves. Please put them at the edge of your lawn.

LEAVES ONLY! No brush, tires, branches, etc. will be accepted.

Our lake community is clearly benefiting from the Town’s pickup of leaves. However, there is a big problem being caused by people putting their leaves in the road bed, especially so far ahead of the pickup date.

Not only is there a clear safety problem when our narrow roads are made even more narrow, but the leaves in the road are also causing problems with our storm drains. If people pile their leaves on their lawn, adjacent to the road bed, the town can still pick them up with their equipment.

Please help to educate your neighbors who are unaware of these guidelines. Thanks for your help!


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