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City Returns to Normal Green Waste Rules Today

The City picked up over 2,500 cubic yards of cut lumber and 13,000 cubic yards of brush after this storm. That is enough material to fill an entire football field 14 feet high.


The Department of Public Works has completed the "Super Storm Sandy Storm Cleanup Program". As of tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, we will return to the normal Green Waste rules for pickup. Brush must be cut and tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet and branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter. As always, leaves must be placed in paper bags for pickup. Green Waste pickup will resume as per schedule, on Wednesdays of non-holiday weeks beginning 11/28. 

We would like to thank all of Rye's residents for their patience and cooperation throughout this cleanup process. We tried a new pilot program this storm; which was to pick up all cut wood and brush that was brought to the curb, regardless of whether the fallen tree was owned by the City. In the past, we only picked up untied brush and wood from City trees. This pilot program provided plenty of work for DPW staff and they worked tirelessly for the past three weeks before, during, and after the storm. We will continue to evaluate our storm cleanup policies going forward and hope that this test policy aided residents in cleaning their properties before Thanksgiving. 


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