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 30, 2017 through Thursday December 7, 2017.

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 30th.  Residents of the North West & South West Quadrants, please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by Sunday November 26th; Residents of the North East & South East Quadrants, please be sure to finish placing piles out for collection by Sunday December 3rd.  The Borough will not collect leaves after the final scheduled collection on Thursday December 7th.

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 30th
Tuesday October 31st
Monday November 13th
Tuesday November 14th
Monday November 27th
Tuesday November 28th
 
NORTHEAST COLLECTIONS (North of Market St.. East of High St.)
Monday November 6th
Tuesday November 7th
Monday November 20th
Tuesday November 21st
Monday December 4th
Tuesday December 5th

SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS (South of Market St., West of High St.)
Wednesday November 1st
Thursday November 2nd
Wednesday November 15th
Thursday November 16th
Wednesday November 29th
Thursday November 30th

SOUTHEAST COLLECTIONS (South of Market St., East of High St.)
Wednesday November 8th
Thursday November 9th
Wednesday November 22nd
NO COLLECTION THANKSGIVING DAY
Wednesday December 6th
Thursday December 7th
    
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 30th. 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.