Fall leaves 11-7-21 Kersey

With the wet weather and frost over the past few days, most of the fall leaves have already been shed in Elk County, but these two maples on Hayes Road in Kersey were at the height of their glory on Sunday.

RIDGWAY--With the fall leaves already dropping throughout the town, the Ridgway Borough requests that residents follow a few simple steps to aid them in the general leaf collection that began on November 1 and continues through November 12.

The Borough advises residents not to rake leaves and yard waste onto Borough streets. Leaves placed on the street cause blockages at catch basins and in storm sewers. Putting leaves beyond the curb onto the street violates the Borough Ordinance and is subject to enforcement action. As in the past, the Borough will come by with the vacuum truck to pick up loose leaves on the curb. After November 12, residents who request leaf pickup on their property will be charged a fee if the leaves are not bagged.

The Ridgway Borough also provides biodegradable bags free of charge at the municipal building from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Residents can place the bags on the curb for pick up by the Borough or take them to the compost facility. After November 13, the gate to the compost facility will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for residents to haul their leaves to until Friday, December 3. The compost facility is staffed and open on Tuesdays from 2–5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please call the Ridgway Borough office at 814-776-1125 to schedule the pickup of bagged leaves after December 3.

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