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Leaf Pick Up

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2020 Leaf Pickup Bulletin

2022 Fall leaf pick up season begins on November 14, 2022.  Only loose leaves that are left curbside will be collected. Please make sure that your loose leaves are not on the road or blocking the sidewalk, as this may result in removal costs and fines. If residents choose to bag their leaves, they may be placed on the road by the curb, provided they do not block sight lines or interfere with traffic.

As in previous years, please do not put brush, dirt or debris in leaf piles or bags. If it is determined that your piles of leaves or bags are not in compliance, they will not be picked up by the city. If you see leaves that are not in compliance with city ordinance, you can report it on Fixit Stamford. On heavily parked streets, the city will be posting temporary no parking signage to remove leaves. Please be aware that during this time, illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed.

The City encourages all citizens to consider mulching or composting their leaves as a better, more environmentally beneficial alternative. Shredding leaves into lawns or flower beds or collecting leaves in compost piles are ways residents can dispose of leaves in an environmentally friendly matter. Mulching leaves into your lawn will provide you with a natural fertilizer that will improve soil health in a cheap and efficient manner. It’s easy, green and saves you money.

If you would like further up to date updates on this year's leaf pick up program, please sign up for the City Services E-Subscriber List.

New Interactive Map

The City has a brand new interactive leaf pick up status map that will provide updates on where our leaf pick up crews have been. For best results, zoom in closer to your road. 

Map Key:

  • Green - Complete
  • Red - Not Started

Full Schedule

The leaf pick up program begins November 14th. Leaves must be out no later than:

  • North (Above Merritt Parkway): November 14, 2022
  • Middle (Merritt Parkway to I-95): November 21, 2022
  • South (South of I-95): December 5, 2022

Drop off Locations

Residents can bring loose leaves to the transfer station or recycling center on Magee Avenue.

  • Residents can bring up to 200 pounds of leaves daily at no charge
  • A car registration is required for a passenger vehicle.  If the vehicle is not registered in Stamford, then your vehicle registration along with a copy of your residential mortgage, lease, rental contract, or a bill from a utility company as proof of residency is required.

Stamford Transfer Station at 101 Harbor View Avenue

  • Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Recycling Center at 130 Magee Avenue (RESIDENTS ONLY)

  • Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seasonal Jobs

The City of Stamford Road Maintenance Department is seeking seasonal laborers and drivers for this upcoming leaf pick up season. See the job application below for more details. 

Seasonal Laborers and Drivers | City Jobs | Stamford, CT (