How long does leaf collection take? What days of the week does it take place?
Leaf collection started last year on October 15, and it took two and a half weeks to cover the town once. Because of the volume of leaves that have now been raked to the road for collection, it may take up to four weeks to get through the town a second time. The crews work Saturdays and some holidays to get the job done as quickly as possible. Weather plays a major role, and the collection continues well into the month of December – as long as the leaves do not become buried under a heavy snow. We collect over 800 loads of leaves during a normal fall.

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1. Does the Highway Department pick up trash?
2. When does the town pick up loose leaves?
3. Why can’t the town pick up loose leaves weekly, like they pick up bagged leaves, grass clippings, and brush?
4. How long does leaf collection take? What days of the week does it take place?
5. Where should I put my loose leaves for pickup?
6. How can I find out when my leaves will be picked up?
7. What size tree limbs/branches can I put out for the Highway Department to pick up?
8. Who should I call regarding dead animals in the roadway or on the side of the road?
9. When are Town of Bethlehem roads repaved and what are the reasons for repaving?
10. Why not wait until the road starts to deteriorate and appears to require repaving?
11. How is the determination made as to where to repave?
12. Why do Highway Department employees water the flowers when it is raining?
13. Who is in charge of maintaining street signs?