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SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Commissioner of General Services Paul Lafond announced that the City of Schenectady will be expanding the collection of fallen tree branches left at the curb for the next two weeks to assist residents in the aftermath of recent storms.
“Residents are encouraged to leave fallen tree limbs and branches at the curb over the next few days for pick up,” Mayor McCarthy said. “Due to the significant amount of fallen debris, we are expanding curbside collection of branches for the next two weeks to give property owners additional time to clean up in the aftermath of our two recent storms.”
Over the next two weeks, City crews will collect fallen tree limbs and branches of any diameter that are less than eight feet in length. Furthermore, the branches do not have to be tied together in bundles. Standard collection procedures will resume on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Standard collection rules for the City’s Department of General Services state that branches left at the curb must be less than three inches in diameter and trimmed to four feet or less in length. They must also be tied in a bundle.
For additional information on City of Schenectady Waste Collection and Recycling, please contact the City of Schenectady’s Department of General Services at 518-382-5144.