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 31, 2022 through Thursday, December 8, 2022.
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 schedule below.
Residents are instructed to not pile up leaves for curbside collection until the week of October 31st as the collection will not begin until Monday, October 31st in the Northwest Quadrant. The Borough will not collect leaves after the final scheduled collection on Thursday, December 8th.
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.
2022 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE
NORTHWEST (North of Market Street, West of High Street)
Monday October 31st Tuesday November 1st
Monday November 14th Tuesday November 15th Monday November 28th Tuesday November 29th
NORTHEAST (North of Market Street, East of High Street)
Monday November 7th Tuesday November 8th Monday November 21st Tuesday November 22nd Monday December 5th Tuesday December 6th
SOUTHWEST(South of Market Street, West of High Street)
Wednesday November 2nd Thursday November 3rd Wednesday November 16th Thursday November 17th Wednesday November 30th Thursday December 1st
SOUTHEAST(South of Market Street, East of High Street)
Wednesday November 9th Thursday November 10th Wednesday November 23rd Wednesday December 7th Thursday December 8th 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.