Branch Pick Up
WHEATFIELD HIGHWAY DEPT. BRUSH PICK-UP POLICY CHANGE FOR 2016
Branch pick-up in the Town will NO longer be on a designated day (the day before trash pick-up). The truck will start at one part of Town and continue throughout the Town until done. The reasons for this consist of Holidays, Rain days, Volume of brush, or Lack of volume and equipment breakdowns. As a reminder, branches should not be shorter than 4ft in length and cut ends should be placed toward the roadway with entire pile in one direction.
Branches less than 4ft should be bagged and put with regular trash pick up.
Branch pick-up is not intended for weekly trimming or for clearing an entire lot, but is usually done bi-annually or after storms. If a contractor is hired to remove a tree that company should chip and/or remove debris. The busiest roadways, mostly State and County, will be picked up when manpower is available to provide an additional follow truck which is required for safety of the employees.
During summer months the branch truck may be taken off the road for short periods of time in order to utilize all manpower for other work such as, drainage and paving projects.
Starting October 1st the chipper will be taken of the road as leaf pick up begins and will be back on the road in the Spring (April 1st) or when the snow melts.
We are unable to collect tall (ornamental) grasses, vines, weeds, decayed firewood, or other forms of yard waste. This should be disposed of through regular trash service. Leaves are only accepted during the fall curbside leaf collection season. Railroad ties, landscape timbers, or other processed wood is also not accepted through the program or in the compost facility.
BRANCH PICK - UP NOTICE
If you receive a letter from the Town and your brush was not picked up you must comply by the notice before brush will be removed. The notice will have reason for not being able to pick-up as follows:
- Too small of branch and/or too short (min. of 4' length with ends facing roadside)
- Foreign objects in pile.
- Pile not stacked correctly (should be neatly stacked), Small piles or rakings should be bagged for
regular trash pick up.
PILE CONTAINS POISON IVY, OAK AND/OR SUMAC.
PLEASE CORRECT THIS ACTION TO HAVE YOUR BRUSH REMOVED ON OUR NEXT VISIT.