OCEAN PINES, Md. - There are a number of leaf collection options beginning this week in Ocean Pines.
According to the Ocean Pines Association, Waste Management customers can have up to four bags of leaves each pick-up in addition to regular trash pickup. Officials say they encourage customers of Waste Management to remove up to 8 bags a week in paper or plastic bags. On the South Side of Route 90 Bridge, Waste Management pick -ups are on Tuesdays and Fridays. On the North Side of Route 90 Bridge, Waste Management pick- ups are on Mondays and Thursdays.
Beginning Monday, Ocean Pines Public Works will be collecting any amount of bagged leaves on the North or South side for all residents on opposite days of Waste Management pick-up. In addition, officials say branches will be picked up if tied in bundles limited to 4' long. The Association is asking residents to use paper bags when possible because they are biodegradable and cost much less to remove. Paper bags are for sale at the Public Works and Administration Office for $1 each or you can purchase at a department store.
Also starting Monday, the Ocean Pines Public Works Yard, located behind the recycle containers beside the Southside Fire Station, will be open Monday through Saturday, through December 21st, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM for bagged or bulk leaf or yard debris only. When bagging, officials are asking residents to use paper bags, or to dump plastic bags. Call 410-641-7425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Beginning next Monday, November 25th, Public Works officials say they will be making the rounds in the leaf vacuum truck to collect loose leaves that residents rack from their ditch. The vacuum truck is for leaves in your ditch only, so officials are asking residents to not rack a whole yard in the ditch or discard sticks and other yard debris in the leaves collected from the ditches.
For more information, contact Teresa Travatello, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006.