Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall 2009 leaf collection

Some local towns collect leaves to compost as part of regular trash and recycling collection. See the times below for the next leaf collections.

Pottstown: You must put leaves in a designated or brown paper bag that is biodegradable. Bags are available at Borough Hall, the library and some area stores. Cost per bag is 50 cents. Collection is same day as recycling collection. Bags should be placed at curb. Collection runs from Oct. 20 to Dec. 17. Leaves should not be raked into the streets! This is a violation of borough codes.

Lower Pottsgrove: Leaves collected the first Monday of each month. Next collection is Nov. 2. Leaves must be in brown paper bags and should not be put out until the night before.

Phoenixville: Yard waste is picked up on the same day as trash. It must be put in biodegradeable bags and placed at the curb. Your address must be printed on the bag. Collection is from first week of March to last week of November. The next pickup days are Nov. 9 and 23.

Collegeville and Trappe: Residents are allowed to drop off yard waste at the shared compost site Nov. 1 to Dec. 19 on Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. I.D. must be presented. The compost facility is located on West Seventh Avenue in Trappe at Township Line Road. Grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees (without the trimmings), etc., are accepted. Residents are free to take mulch from the site. There is no scheduled borough pickup of leaves.

Limerick: Individual trash haulers handle leaf collection. Check with your trash hauler for pickup. Leaf pickup is mandated once a month in May, October, November and December. Leaves must be placed in biodegradeable bags. Yard waste dropoff is also available Saturdays at the public works facility from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14.