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Sandy Debris Pickup Schedule Established By New London

City sets goal of removing all storm debris by Nov. 21

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.

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Suzanne Cattanach November 06, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Please rereconsider the schedule and just start after this next expected windstorm ariving Wed. into Thursday, and start with Area 2 on 11/13 and pick up Area 1 on some other day between 11/13 and 11/19 (or hey, just do it on Tuesday 11/20). As it is now, everyone BUT Area 1 will get picked up AFTER this upcoming storm. And the city just announced this late MONDAY, which gives Area 1 residents only ONE DAY (a WORK DAY, when it gets dark at 5pm) to get their stuff to the curb for 8am on Wednesday. Everyone else gets between 6 and 14 days (including 1 or 1 full weekends.). Why does the North end of town always get the least consideration?
Suzanne Cattanach November 06, 2012 at 03:26 AM
I meant to say that everyone else but North New London gets between 6 and 14 days including 1 or 2 weekends to do their cleanup and get it to the curb for pickup. North New London got one day notice.

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