The Town of Bethel will begin curbside pick up of leaf bags today. The collection will continue on a schedule through December 11th. Residents are asked not to rake leaves into the streets, as this will cause storm drain clogging and localized flooding. All leaves must be neatly bagged in paper bags, without tape. No plastic bags will be picked up nor will bags filled with debris other than leaves be accepted at the transfer station. All leaf bags should be placed on the curbside the night before, unless inclement weather is expected. Leaves placed after the scheduled pick-up date will be collected on the next rotation. There will be NO special pick up bags on demand. Bethel Public Works officials say there may be delays due to weather and Town projects. In addition to the curbside pick up, Bethel residents are encouraged to bring their bagged leaves to the transfer station at no extra cost while the program is in effect. Household garbage will not be accepted with the leaves.