2023 Leaf Collection Guidelines and Dates
The Township’s leaf collection days have changed for 2023. The Township is still divided into two zones for leaf and yard waste collection, but residents who currently have their leaf and yard waste collected on Tuesdays (those on the south side of Skippack Pike) will now have it collected on Mondays beginning on January 9, 2023.
Residents who live on the north side of Skippack Pike will continue to have leaf and yard waste collected on Wednesdays.
Click here for the 2023 leaf and yard waste collection calendar Whitpain-2022-2023 yearly-calendar (whitpaintownship.org)
Click here for the new collection map 2023LawnandLeafWasteMap (whitpaintownship.org)
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags and put out at the curb the evening before the scheduled collection. As a reminder, please don’t rake leaves to the curb and do not place leaf waste and branch trimmings in plastic bags or in trash can containers. They will not be collected.
If your pickup is missed, you must call the Township the day of collection at 610-277-2400. This program is not available to private communities.
The Township is no longer selling paper bags for leaf collection. Bags are available for purchase at many hardware stores, supermarkets, and warehouse stores.
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags and put out at the curb the evening before the scheduled collection date to ensure they will be picked up. Bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds and should not contain trash or other waste. The Township no longer sells leaf bags, but they can be purchased at local supermarkets, hardware stores, wholesale stores, and a variety of other stores. Do not place bagged leaf and branch trimmings in plastic bags. They will not be collected.
All leaves and branch trimmings are recycled, not landfilled.
What is Leaf Waste?
Leaf waste includes leaves, shrubbery and minor tree trimmings in biodegradable paper bags or containers, bundled shrubs or plants, excluding dirt, under four (4') feet in length and tied tree branches under three (3") inches in diameter and under four (4") feet in length. Grass clippings are excluded.
View Tree Trimming Operations (PDF).