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 29, 2018 through Thursday December 6, 2018.
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 Street, West of High Street) Monday October 29th Tuesday October 30th Monday November 12th Tuesday November 13th Monday November 26th Tuesday November 27th
NORTHEAST COLLECTIONS (North of Market Street, East of High Street) Monday November 5th Tuesday November 6th Monday November 19th Tuesday November 20th Monday December 3rd Tuesday December 4th
SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS (South of Market Street, West of High Street) Wednesday October 31st Thursday November 1st Wednesday November 14th Thursday November 15th Wednesday November 28th Thursday November 29th
SOUTHEAST COLLECTIONS (South of Market Street, East of High Street) Wednesday November 7th Thursday November 8th Wednesday November 21st NO COLLECTION THANKSGIVING DAY Wednesday December 5th Thursday December 6th
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.
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. 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.