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 28, 2019 through Thursday December 5, 2019.

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 28th. Residents of the North West & South West Quadrants, please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by Sunday November 24th; Residents of the North East & South East Quadrants, please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by Sunday December 2nd. 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 Street, West of High Street)
Monday October 28th
Tuesday October 29th
Monday November 11th
Tuesday November 12th
Monday November 25th
Tuesday November 26th

NORTHEAST COLLECTIONS (North of Market Street, East of High Street)
Monday November 4th
Tuesday November 5th
Monday November 18th
Tuesday November 19th
Monday December 2nd
Tuesday December 3rd

SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS (South of Market Street, West of High Street)
Wednesday October 30th
Thursday October 31st
Wednesday November 13th
Thursday November 14th
Wednesday November 27th
NO COLLECTION THANKSGIVING DAY

SOUTHEAST COLLECTIONS (South of Market Street, East of High Street)
Wednesday November 6th
Thursday November 7th
Wednesday November 20th
Thursday November 21st
Wednesday December 4th
Thursday December 5th

Leaf Collection Map

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 Monday October 28th. Please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by the Sunday before your 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.