Leaf Collection

Middletown Fall Leaf Collection 

November 30, 2022 Update 

City crews continue to circulate through the city collecting leaves.  Due to truck breakdowns and staff shortages, not all routes have been completed by Nov. 28, thus they will not complete all the collections by Dec. 9th.  However, please note, if you don't compost and need your leaves picked up, the leaves should be at the curb as of today, November 30th.  Crews are split up throughout the City and some routes will be starting their second pass through this week.  Office staff cannot tell you when trucks will be on your street. Progress is dependent on weather conditions, how many leaves are at each stop, how many staff are available, other emergencies, and the list goes on.  If you need your leaves removed in a timely manner, residents can bring them, or hire someone to bring them, directly to the recycling center.  Residents can also bag their leaves in brown paper bags to contain them.  Leaves in plastic bags will not be picked up.  Please note, once the crews circulate through streets a second time, which will be starting in some areas this week, they will not come back for a third cycle. Leaves must be at the back side of the curb now to ensure pick up.  It takes weeks and a lot of hard work for our crews to collect leaves from all the public streets in Middletown.  We appreciate your patience and kindness as we continue through this process.  


2022 - Curbside leaf collection will begin Nov. 14. Leaves must be raked to the curb for collection. Leaves should be loose or in brown paper leaf bags.  Leaves in plastic bags will NOT be picked up.  Collection crews will circulate through Middletown two times. The second round through town will begin on November 28, so leaves MUST be at the curb by that date to be picked up.  Trucks will not go back to streets, once the second pass has been made.
Important Dates: 
Nov. 14 – Leaf Collection Begins
Nov. 28 – Second and final pass through the City begins. Leaves must be at the curb by this date. 
Undetermined  – Leaf Collection Ends
Leaves from Middletown properties can also be brought directly to the Middletown Recycling Center.
Brush Collection – As of October 28, brush collection is suspended unless it is storm related.
Bulk Waste Curbside Collection – Curbside Bulk Waste Collections will be suspended for the rest of the calendar year on Oct. 24th.  Payments must be made by that date to be picked up this calendar year.  

Press Release can be found here: https://www.middletownct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=413

If you don't want your leaves sitting at your curb, you can bring them directly to the Middletown Recycling Center for no charge.   Leaves are accepted loose or in paper bags there as well.  

Leaves can also be composted in your backyard.  Learn more about backyard composting and how beneficial it is for your land and our environment!