Seasonal Organic Material Removal

Seasonal Brush Removal

SCHEDULE: April through October/November (weather dependent): The Village Highway Department picks up residential yard brush during the first full week of each month (schedule and weather permitting), place your piles out by Monday morning of those weeks. Once leaf pickup begins, brush pickup is suspended (there will be one final brush pickup after leaves are done).

COLLECTION METHOD: Residents must place brush in a pile, or clean container curbside or at their lawn’s edge; not in the road. Please limit brush piles to one per household; and limit their size to no greater than 6ft x 6ft x 6ft. Neighbors are encouraged to share a brush pile to help make pick-up easier and quicker. Do not put debris in paper lawn and leaf collection bags.

ACCEPTED ITEMS: Residential garden trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, plant materials, brush and tree branches less than 6-inches in diameter. 

NOT ACCEPTED: Tree trunks, stumps, garbage, construction materials and professional landscaping materials will not be picked up.  

Fall Leaf Pickup

The Village of Red Hook recommends that you mulch fallen leaves with your mower for a sustainable alternative to raking. Gathered leaves collected in a row at the edge of lawns in the Village will be collected, weather permitting. Do not put leaves in paper leaf collection bags. There is NO BURNING OF LEAVES permitted in the Village.

NYSDEC Rules on Open Burning