The Ocean Pines Association has announced leaf collection procedures for its residents this fall.
Public Works will collect leaves and other yard debris from Nov. 25 through Dec. 20, on opposite days from Republic Services collection days.
The department will only pick up leaves placed in paper bags that residents place curbside. Thirty-gallon paper bags are available at Public Works in bundles of five for $10.
Republic Services will pick up paper and plastic bags out on scheduled pick-up days, limit four bags of leaves per scheduled pick up. Republic Services will also accept branches tied in bundles no longer than four feet.
Additionally, Ocean Pines residents may bring leaves and yard debris in bulk or paper bags to the Public Works yard at 1 Firehouse Lane, near the south Fire Department. The yard will be open Nov. 25 through Dec. 20, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be no collection or drop off on Thursday, Nov. 28 or Friday, Nov. 29 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Public Works will also vacuum leaves. Residents should refrain from blowing leaves directly into the ditches, as this can lead to clogging of pipes as well as difficulty in water flow.
For more information, contact Public Works at 410-641-7425.