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 November 1, 2021 through Thursday December 9, 2021.
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 the collection will not begin until Monday November 1st. The Borough will not collect leaves after the final scheduled collection on Thursday December 9th.
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.
2021 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
NORTHWEST (North of Market Street, West of High Street)
Monday November 1st Tuesday November 2nd Monday November 15th Tuesday November 16th Monday November 29th Tuesday November 30th
NORTHEAST (North of Market Street, East of High Street)
Monday November 8th Tuesday November 9th Monday November 22nd Tuesday November 23rd Monday December 6th Tuesday December 7th
SOUTHWEST(South of Market Street, West of High Street)
Wednesday November 3rd Thursday November 4th Wednesday November 17th Thursday November 18th Wednesday December 1st Thursday December 2nd
SOUTHEAST(South of Market Street, East of High Street)
Wednesday November 10th Thursday November 11th Wednesday November 24th Wednesday December 8th Thursday December 9th NO COLLECTION THANKSGIVING DAY
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.
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.
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.
Leaves may also be placed out on your regular yard waste collection days in biodegradable paper bags.