The Department of Public Works has announced a schedule for the planned removal of debris from Hurricane Sandy, with the goal of disposing of all debris by Thanksgiving
Public Works Director Tim Hanser said a special collection will take place between Wednesday and Nov. 19. The New London Transfer Station will also be open for special hours through Nov. 24.
Hanser said the department has outlined four zones in the city and will collect debris in these areas on specified dates. Debris in these zones should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. on the dates listed, although collection may not take place immediately on that day. The zones and pickup dates are:
- Zone 1: All streets north of Broad Street, including Broad Street; Wednesday
- Zone 2: All streets between Bank Street and Broad Street, including Bank Street; Nov. 13
- Zone 3: All streets between Thames Street and Bank Street, including Thames Street; Nov. 16
- Zone 4: All streets south of Thames Street; Nov. 19
The Department of Public Works will remove tree limbs that have been trimmed to four feet or less and placed in piles as well as leaves, grass clippings, and brush that have been placed in Kraft Paper bags. The special collection will not remove bulky waste, construction debris, or lawn debris that has been placed in plastic bags. Residents may also contact the mayor's office at 860-447-5201 for assistance on the removal of debris from their property.
Residents may bring materials directly to the transfer station, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday through Nov. 24. The station will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day as well as Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. Materials brought to the station on Saturday, Nov. 10, may be disposed of for free.