Leaf Collection

2017/2018 Leaf Collection Guidelines and Dates

Leaves will be collected in the 2017/2018 season by Republic Services.

Bagged leaf and bundled minor branch trimmings will be collected on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with an additional collection on the second Wednesday of October, November, December, January and April.

For the contract period beginning in the fall of 2017, the additional collection dates are October 11, November 8, December 13. In Early 2018 the additional dates will be January 10, 2018, and April 11, 2018.

The January collections can include Christmas trees and wreaths that are free of decorations and tinsel.

NOTE: The entire Township will be collected on these dates. The Township is no longer divided into sections. Inclement weather will not change the schedule. 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.

Biodegradable Bags

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. Bags can be purchased at the Township Building for 3/$1 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Do not place bagged leaf and branch trimmings in plastic bags. The 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.

Resources

View Tree Trimming Operations (PDF).