Leaf Collection

Collection Days


All residents and businesses within the Borough of West Chester are required to recycle their leaves. The Borough’s six (6) week leaf collection program will run from Monday October 31, 2016 through Thursday December 8, 2016.

During these six weeks, the areas north of Market Street will have Monday and Tuesday collection dates.  The areas south of Market Street will have Wednesday and Thursday collection dates.  Each neighborhood will have three collection weeks, as shown on the map and schedule below.

Residents are instructed to not pile up leaves for curbside collection until the first week of November as collection will not begin until Monday October 31st.  Please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by Sunday December 4th.  The Borough will not collect leaves after the final scheduled collection on Thursday December 8th.

To find out how to properly dispose of leaves after your final scheduled leaf collection visit the Public Works Yard Waste page.

Regular street sweeping will remain on the normal schedule.

NORTHWEST COLLECTIONS (North of Market St., West of High St.)
Monday October 31st
Tuesday November 1st
Monday November 14th
Tuesday November 15th
Monday November 28th
Tuesday November 29th
 
NORTHEAST COLLECTIONS (North of Market St.. East of High St.)
Monday November 7th
Tuesday November 8th
Monday November 21st
Tuesday November 22nd
Monday December 5th
Tuesday December 6th

SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS (South of Market St., West of High St.)
Wednesday November 2nd
Thursday November 3rd
Wednesday November 16th
Thursday November 17th
Wednesday November 30th
Thursday December 1st
SOUTHEAST COLLECTIONS (South of Market St., East of High St.)
Wednesday November 9th
Thursday November 10th
Wednesday November 23rd
NO COLLECTION THANKSGIVING DAY
Wednesday December 7th
Thursday December 8th

Collection Times

The leaf collection crews generally follow the 8 a.m.-11 a.m. sweeper routes on those days as the absence of parked cars lets the collection move along swiftly. After 11 a.m., the crews then attend to the other streets in the area scheduled for collection that day. 

Drop-Off at Public Works Building


To dispose of leaves any time other than the scheduled collection season, you may bring your bagged leaves to the yard waste drop off at the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey St. during the following times:   

                                    April - November

  • 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of each month: 7a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 4th Saturday of each month: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This drop-off is open to Borough of West Chester residents only.

Leaf Collection Regulations


First & Final Collections


Residents are instructed to not pile up leaves for curbside collection until the last week of October as collection does not begin until November. Please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by the Sunday before the final collection week. The Borough will not collect leaves after the final scheduled collection week in the middle December.

Leaf Piles


Leaves are not to be placed out for trash collection as all leaves and yard waste collected within the Borough of West Chester are composted. When placing leaves out for collection, please be sure there are no tree branches, limbs or stones in the leaf piles. These objects can damage the leaf collection equipment.

Yard Waste


Leaves may also be placed out on your regular yard waste collection days in biodegradable paper bags. Yard waste, however, will not be collected during leaf collections. Yard waste, such as garden debris, vines, and small vegetative matter should be placed out on your designated yard waste collection day(s) or delivered to the drop-off site as described on the yard waste page.

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