Leaf and Yard Debris Collection

 Scheduled Bulk Collection has come to an end!

Scheduled Bulk collection ended on Wednesday, January 3rd. We will continue to pick up large Bulk piles when we can, as needed. We will continue to pick up Christmas trees and containers throughout the month of January. Please use a lid on reusable containers to reduce the risk of material freezing inside. This will help to avoid damage to the container itself, especially with plastic or "Rubbermaid" style containers. Plastic or "Rubbermaid" style containers are particularly susceptible to damage in colder temperatures, even when lids are used. Please consider using disposable paper lawn and garden refuse bags this time of year. Residents are welcome to drop off leaves or other suitable yard debris in our designated drop off area at our Highway Department facility. The Containerized map will continue to be updated daily, keep checking back to see an estimate of when we will be in your area. Please keep in mind that Winter weather may affect our ability to provide service in a timely manor. 

Please remember to keep piles out of the roadway and gutters. This may cause preventable flooding and/or ice on our roadways.

Yard Debris Pickup

Use the interactive maps below to help you determine when our crews will be in your neighborhood. Although we make an effort to provide the most up to date information, please keep in mind that the maps represent an estimate for when to expect our crews and not a guarantee. For more information please contact the Brighton Highway Department at 784-5280. 

Yard Debris Drop-Off

Town of Brighton residents may continue to dispose of yard debris within the fenced in area at the Town of Brighton Highway Department located at 1941 Elmwood Ave.  This area is reserved solely for Town residents, please have ID ready for random checks when you pull into the drop off area. Private contractors are not permitted to dump at this location.

Construction debris, sod, dirt, household refuse and plastic bags are not permitted. This area is only for the collection of yard debris.

Scheduled Bulk Yard Debris collection has ended for the season
Bulk yard debris collection will be collected intermittently throughout the Winter season

Highlighted areas indicate current & future pickup areas as listed above.

Scheduled Containerized yard debris pick up has ended for the season
Christmas Trees and Containerized yard debris will be collected intermittently throughout the Winter season

Highlighted areas indicate current & future pickup areas as listed above.

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๐Ÿ“„ Yard Debris Collection Guidelines (PDF) ๐Ÿ“„

For more information on our Leaf Collection and Yard Debris program please call the Highway Department at 784-5280.

 It’s Not Too Late to Save your Leaves!

As the leaves continue to fall, many of us will use our time and/or money to rid our lawns of them. Keeping our leaves nearby is a simpler, more environmentally-friendly solution, as leaves contain nutrients that are good for the soil.

Here are some ways to make the most of your leaves:

  • Mulch your leaves in place: Shred your leaves with a lawn mower and leave them on your lawn. It’s faster and easier than raking or leaf blowing and adds nutrients to the soil.
  • Add shredded leaves as mulch to your garden and landscape: Shredded leaves can be used as a mulch to help prevent weeds and keep moisture in the soil. In addition, the leaves will slowly release nutrients into the soil.
  • Insulate your compost bin for the winter: Place leaves around and on top of your compost bin. This will insulate your bin and allow the material to continue to breakdown. In the spring you will have fresh compost without waiting for your pile to thaw out, and the leaves can be added to your spring compost pile.
  • Compost your leaves: Leaves are a great source of browns, materials rich in carbon, that are needed to balance greens in your compost pile like food scraps and grass clippings. Compost can be used as a mulch or mixed into the garden soil. One of the biggest challenges to composting food scraps at home is the release of water into your compost bin as the food breaks down. One of the best ways to fix this is to add leaves every time you add food scraps (Hint: shredded leaves absorb water better than whole leaves).Collect and store leaves in the fall, then use them throughout the coming year. Compost provides nutrients, improves soil structure, absorbs and holds in moisture, and adds beneficial microorganisms.
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 Visit DEC’s website for more information on backyard composting