Stam­ford leaf col­lec­tion leaves trail of de­bris

Stamford Advocate - - News - By Barry Lyt­ton barry.lyt­ton @stam­for­dad­vo­; 203-964-2263; @bg­lyt­ton

STAM­FORD — About 60 per­cent of the city’s leaves have been picked up with the col­lec­tion process ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of next week.

But the process oc­ca­sion­ally leaves be­hind a messy trail of de­bris.

Some have raised con­cerns it could cause a haz­ard when the de­bris mixes with snow and ice on the roads.

Taylor Gray, a spokesman for Mayor David Martin, said the city will send out street sweep­ers to clean up the de­bris once the leaf col­lec­tion is com­plete.

If there is still a prob­lem, Gray ad­vises cit­i­zens to use the new FixIt Stam­ford link on the city’s web­site, www.stam­ to re­port the is­sue.

On FixIt, res­i­dents can re­port a “missed leaf pick up” — use those ex­act words in the search bar to pull up the right screen — and en­ter an email ad­dress and the street ad­dress of the prob­lem.

You can also de­scribe the sit­u­a­tion in a text box and at­tach files or pho­tos. On the site, res­i­dents can track whether the city has re­ceived their mes­sage and what it has done about it.

Res­i­dents can also re­port a prob­lem to the Cit­i­zens Ser­vices phone line at 203977-4140.

Tyler Size­more / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Stam­ford town em­ploy­ees work to col­lect leaves on Ter­race Av­enue in Stam­ford on Wed­nes­day.

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