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Spring-Summer Garden Debris Collections

The Schedule Below is In Effect (March 16, 2020)
On March 20, 2020 bagged garden debris will start being collected. Below are the Spring-Summer Bagged Garden Debris Collection Schedules for 2020. Check the route map or the list of routes by street names to determine for your collection route number. Collections are held on Fridays, generally alternating each week between Routes 1-8 and Routes 9-15, unless affected by a holiday.

DO NOT INCLUDE INVASIVE PLANTS with leaves, twigs, grass clippings and other garden debris n biodegradable paper bags during any of the scheduled collections. Invasive plants should be discarded with household refuse in bags labeled "Invasive Plants." Only 20 bags of invasive plants will be accepted per refuse collection. State law requires that other garden debris be recycled, so Township crews will not accept them with household waste.Grass, leaves, small branches and other garden debris should be recycled together in biodegradable paper bags.

Use biodegradable paper bags only. Biodegradable paper bags are sold at the Township Building, libraries and community centers. Put bagged leaves at the curb just prior to their scheduled collection day. Do not put invasive plants, trash, dirt, rocks, stones or large branches into the biodegradable paper bags.

  

2020 Collections
ALL FRIDAYS

   Routes 1-8

  Routes 9-15

March 20

  March 27

  April 3
 April 3
            April 17           
April 17

 April 24

 May 1
 May 8

May 15

  May 22

June 5

  June 12

June 26

  July 10

July 17

  July 24

    July 31

  Aug 7

Aug 14

 Aug 21

     Aug 28

Sept 11

 Sept 18 Sept 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map showing 15 leaf collection routes

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      State Law

      DO NOT INCLUDE INVASIVE PLANTS with leaves, twigs, grass clippings and other garden debris n biodegradable paper bags during any of the scheduled collections. Invasive plants should be discarded with household refuse in bags labeled "Invasive Plants." Only 20 bags of invasive plants will be accepted per refuse collection. State law requires that other garden debris be recycled, so Township crews will not accept them with household waste.

       

      In addition to curbside collections, residents may drop off biodegradable paper bags containing leaves, grass, twigs and/or garden debris at the Waverly Road Compost Facility, located on Waverly Road between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue in Laverock. The facility is open weekdays from 7:30AM to 3PM  and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday. NOTE:  Biodegradable paper bags may not be dumped at the facility when it is closed. Violators are subject to fines

       
      Branch Collections

      Disposing of large branches requires an appointment for a special collection, which entails a fee.  However, no branch collections will be scheduled during the fall leaf collection program.

      Branch collection requires a special appointment and entails a minimum $15 fee. Call 215-635-4600 to schedule an appointment before placing the branches at the curb.

       
      Landscaper Permits
      Landscapers must have a permit to drop off garden waste collected from residences in the community. The Public Works Department will begin issuing landscaper permits on Monday, February 27, 2017. Landscapers may obtain the permits at the Public Works Facility, located at 8101 Old York Road in Elkins Park, on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
       
       
       
       
       
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