Dublin City Council leaf collection arrangements - Griffith Avenue

It is that time of year again. After a few weeks of glorious colour residents of Griffith Avenue are faced with mounds of fallen leaves which can quickly become a soggy and slippery mess on our lovely wide footpaths. In recent years on roads such as Griffith Avenue, local residents, community groups and volunteers have undertaken the task of clearing the leaves from the footpaths. Dublin City Council supports the community effort by supplying bio bags and by collecting the filled leaf bags.

The AHAA has been advised that on Saturday 7th November 2020 Dublin City Council will provide a dedicated leaf collection service for Griffith Avenue.

If you can assist with the task on Saturday morning 7th November for an hour or so, your neighbours will be glad of the support. The work will start at 10am and continue to the afternoon. You will see people working along the Avenue and members of AHAA will be nearby to give you direction. Please wear gloves and bring your own rake. Wear a hi viz jacket if you have one.  Bio bags will be available. Remember to maintain 2 metres social distance from others, work by yourself or with members of your own household and wear a mask if there are people around.

On Saturday, 7th November, if it is easier for residents, the leaves may be raked and swept into piles at an accessible location which the Council workers can get to easily to remove them. Alternatively leaves can be bagged in the normal way. The Council will provide as many bio bags as are required and some equipment for the work.

Residents can order bags by emailing: allhallowsresidents@gmail.com, phoning or texting 0851448527 or by contacting any of the AHAA Committee members.

Throughout the days leading up to and on the 7th of November itself, filled leaf bags should be left in a public space that is convenient for residents and which can be easily accessed for collection by the Council workers.

The Council has advised that all leaves collected will be diverted to composting whether they are bagged or not. 

Safety First - Covid 19
Covid 19 risks pose new challenges for the task this year. Residents and volunteers are advised to be careful, wear gloves, do not share equipment, use sanitiser, maintain 2 metres social distance from others and wear a mask if there are people around. Work only by yourself or with members of your own household. Given the risks that Covid-19 poses, residents and volunteers are advised to comply fully with current government restrictions.

Thank You
Thank you to Cllr Naoise O Muiri and Dublin City Council Waste Management Division for the leaf collection initiative. Thank you too to our residents and volunteers. Your work to keep Griffith Avenue beautiful has found a whole new audience this year and is greatly appreciated by the hundreds of walkers, families, joggers and young cyclists who use the wide tree lined footpaths every day.