Brookhaven to conduct one-time collection of storm debris

Lake Grove, NY

FARMINGVILLE, NY ( / — Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, and members of the Town Board announced today that the Town will conduct a one-time only bulk collection of Tropical Storm Isaias debris beginning Monday, Aug. 10. All debris must be placed at the curb by the evening of Sunday, Aug. 9.

"Branches, leaves and other vegetative debris from the storm should be brought curbside for bulk collection by Town crews utilizing heavy equipment," according to the town's announcement. "This collection is being undertaken to help residents in removing debris left in the wake of the tropical storm that struck our area. Do not put any non-vegetative debris out. Storm debris mixed with household garbage or construction debris will not be picked up."

Town officials asked residents to keep fire hydrants and mailboxes clear of any debris that is brought to the curb.

"Any storm debris brought to the curb after Sunday, August 9 WILL NOT be picked up as part of this one-time bulk collection and will be subject to ordinary yard waste rules requiring branches to be cut in four-foot sections and bundled for collection," the announcement noted.

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