During this time of year, a limited number of residents rake their leaves off their lawn and place them in the roadway or along the curb. The Town does not have the financial, labor or equipment resources to remove this extra debris. The leaves clog the catch basins, causing back-up of water and flooding of the street.
Title 19, Section 1111, Vermont Statutes Annotated Permitted Use of the Right of Way makes it unlawful to "...deposit material of any kind within, or to in any way, affect the grade of a highway right of way, or obstruct a ditch, culvert or drainage course that drains a highway, or fill or grade the land adjacent to a highway so as to divert the flow of water onto the highway right of way, without a written permit from the Board of Selectmen of a Town, as the case may be...."
The Chittenden County Solid Waste District will take the leaves and other yard waste at the drop-off located off VT. Route 2A at no charge. The leaves are taken by the CCSWD to the Intervale for composting.
Please do not deposit leaves or yard debris in the Town Right-of-Way.
Essex Public Works Department