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2019 Leaf Collection

October 15, 2019 | Department of Public Works Solid Waste & Recycling Program

The City’s annual street leaf collection program is set to begin on Oct. 28 and continue through Dec. 13, weather permitting. Leaves are collected differently depending on where they fall.

Leaves that fall into the streets are collected with City sweeping equipment.  This service is not intended to be used for the collection of leaves that have fallen on sidewalks and private property. Residents should not rake leaves into curbside gutters. Tree limbs and branches should never be placed in gutters or along curbs as they cause damage to collection equipment.

Street sweeping leaf collection follows the regular street sweeping schedule. Street sweeping leaf collection will not occur on Nov. 5, 28 and 29 due to Election Day and Thanksgiving, respectively. Street sweeping leaf collection will resume for those missed streets on the next regularly scheduled street sweeping day.

Leaves falling in the yards of private property will also be collected, but must be placed in the 30-gallon paper yard waste bags that are available free of charge at any of the following locations and times:

City Hall
120 N. Duke St.
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Treasury Office 
Inside Police Department
39 W. Chestnut St.
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Streets Department
515 North Franklin Street
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Recycling Drop Off Center
850 New Holland Ave.
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bagged leaves will be collected weekly by Penn Waste, the City’s contracted waste hauler, according to the trash collection schedule beginning Nov. 1 and ending Dec. 12. Leaves should not be placed in plastic bags.  

Residents are reminded that general street cleaning operations continue, and parking restrictions are enforced, year-round, as the City is mandated to sweep on a regular basis in order remain in compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Sewer Overflows Nine Minimum Controls as part of the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

For more information regarding street cleaning and leaf collection, please contact the Bureau of Streets at (717) 291-4835.