City of Beacon to Begin Leaf Pick-up

Transfer Station open for other items

The City of Beacon will accept bagged leaves with regular scheduled garbage pick-ups beginning Monday, Nov. 2, until the first snowfall. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags; plastic bags will not be accepted. Loose leaf pick-up will follow the same schedule as weather permits. Any bagged or loose leaves in piles that include dirt, rocks or garbage will not be picked up.

The leaves are transferred at no charge to the city Transfer Station at 95 Dennings Avenue. The Transfer Station also accepts appliances, car batteries, cardboard, computers and electronics, construction debris, furniture, metal and scrap, paper, tires, wood waste and yard waste. Some items require a minimal fee, although grass clippings may be dumped at no charge. The station does not accept air conditioners, refrigerators or smoke detectors. Compost and wood chips are available for city residents at no charge.

For more information, phone 845-831-0932. The Transfer Station is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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