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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Annual Leaf Collection - 11/8/19 UPDATE

The Public Works Ford 750 with leaf trailer

11/8/19 Update:

Newtown Township's annual leaf collection has gone well for the first two weeks.  THANK YOU to the vast majority of residents who have prepared their leaves on time and in a way we could collect them.  Please click HERE to go to the Public Works - Leaf Collection page to see the daily update of where we have been and when, as well as much other information.

Public Works staff have successfully collected from each street in zone #1 more than once.  Towards the end of this week we began to collect in zone #2 to clear as much as possible before the anticipated poor weather next week.  Staff will be working this Saturday for the same purpose.  Don't worry - just because you see additional collections happening does not mean we will not be back!  We will keep to the schedule as published - there might just be some extra visits when possible.

There are several "annual" issues we have experienced in the first two weeks.  Please make every effort to avoid these when you put your leaves out:

  • Sticks, stones and grass clippings in the leaf piles...don't do it!  We are unable to collect piles with these items in them and we will have to pass your pile by.  
  • Cars in front of (or on top of) leaf piles.  If we can't get to your pile we will have to leave it...
  • Missing your time to have the leaves out.  If we pass by after we said we would be there and you didn't have your leaves out yet, we might not be able to get back again.  We often see people raking leaves out AFTER the truck passes by.  Please have them out by the day identified for your zone.
  • Blocking the street with leaf piles.  Don't do it!  It is not safe.  Streets need to be kept clear for travel - leaf piles need to be behind the curb / off of the pavement.

Remember too that we collect leaves from residences on streets dedicated to the Township.  We do not collect leaves from businesses, institutions or from any PRIVATE streets.

Check the Public Works leaf collection page for any questions you may have - chances are the answer is there.  If not then send us an e-mail and we will respond to your question as soon as is possible.


Previous 10/22/19 post:

Newtown Township's annual leaf collection is about to begin.  Please click HERE to go to the Public Works - Leaf Collection page to see a map, dates and important information to help you prepare your leaves for collection.

New this year - and found at the top of the Leaf Collection page - is a chart which lists all of the streets we collect from, when we will begin collecting from them and will tell you where we have been and when!  The report will be updated each evening to let you know where we collected from that day.  

Remember that while we collect leaves almost every day for 9 weeks, the schedule only works and is only fair to the rest of the community when you do your part and have your leaves ready when we are in your area:

  • First Collection in Zone #1 - all leaves must be out before Monday, October 28, 2019
  • First Collection in Zone #2 - all leaves must be out before Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Second Collection in Zone #1 - all leaves must be out before Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Second Collection in Zone #2 - all leaves must be out before Monday, December 16, 2019

If you do not have your leaves out on-time, we may have gone by already by the time you do get them out.  Once the date above hits we will work hard to clear everything put out within the two-week window before we go to the next area.

Please read the important information found at the link above.  Thank you for your help and your patience as we collect approximately 10,000 yards of leaves each season. That is a lot of material being kept out of the waste stream!

Public Works - Leaf Collection Page
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