Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) The City of Buffalo will now collect bagged leaves and yard waste placed at the curb until November 1st. The City will be collecting these items for mulching and composting.
Residents are being asked to put their leaves in clear plastic bags or brown recyclable bags that can be purchased at local hardware and home stores. There is no limit on the number of paper leaf bags that can be placed at the curb for pickup.
Sticks and branches, no longer than 4 feet, should be bundled and tied with rope or twine. Leaves should not be placed in garbage totes.
City officials remind residents that raking leaves into the street is illegal and could be punished with a fine.
The City says residents should be aware that yard waste and leaves may be picked up on a different day than their garbage day.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he would like to see residents join the leaf recycling effort to save taxpayer dollars and to help protect the environment by keeping leaves out of landfills.
Residents may also drop off unwanted leaves and yard waste at certain parking lots in five sites: Cazenovia Park, MLK Park, Schiller Park, Shoshone Park, and 1120 Seneca Street.