The final curbside bagged leaf collection will take place on Dec. 8.
Residents must place leaves in brown paper leaf bags or in marked barrels and are asked fold over the tops of the bags to minimize the amount of leaves spilling out. Bags must be curbside by 6 a.m. and contain only leaves or pumpkins. Note: bags containing branches, plants, dirt, rocks or trash will be left behind.
Composting pumpkins rather than putting them in the trash benefits the city and the environment. Residents may place them in their leaf bag or backyard compost, drop them off at the Yard Waste Facility (no sticker needed) or, if they are a subscriber to Black Earth Composter, in their green curbside bucket.
Residents are asked to sign up for announcements or urgent alerts from any or all city departments. On the city of Newburyport’s website homepage, click on the mail button labeled “E-Alerts,” and/or the “Code Red” near the bottom of the page.
For information, contact the recycling and energy office at 978-499-0413 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the city of Newburyport website.