Public Works - Roads - Leaf Collection


Please do not place your leaves out any earlier than the starting date. Leaves will clog the sewer system and could cause damage.


Barring complications with weather, equipment or emergencies, leaf collection will begin October 20th and go through until November 28th. Check the East Penn Press and our website, http://www.lowermac.com in late September and October for updates. We will concentrate our efforts in neighborhoods with mature trees. Areas not collected are newer developments until such time as these trees mature. We will however, check these streets regularly and collect as needed. Our contractor and the Public Works crews start at the Eastern edge of the Township and work across toward the Western boundaries. We cannot give you specific information as to when your leaves will be collected. We recommend that you have them raked out at the beginning of each week. Once we have made our pass through your street, we will not return until the next week. We usually collect once a week for 6 weeks during the fall season. Be advised that if we encounter winter weather and have to plow, any leaves in the road will be plowed. We will make every effort to get the roads cleaned up before winter. For FINAL COLLECTION the week of November 25th through November 28th, you are advised to have your leaves out on Monday morning of the final week. Once we have made our last pass on your street, we will not return.

  • Leaves must be raked to the edge of the road into long narrow rows (windrows) not more than 18 inches into the road.
NOTE: For your safety and that of the public, leaf piles placed in the road beyond 18 inches from the edge of the road are a hazard to the motoring public,school buses and emergency vehicles.


Leaves not placed as described or leaves left around parked cars will not be removed. Do not mix dog waste, branches, twigs, rocks, shrubbery, grass clippings or plastic bags in with leaves. Do not place tarps over your leaves. We will bypass them and they will not be collected. Curbside leaf collection does not apply to commercial/industrial properties, condominium developments, manufactured home communities, apartment developments or any other properties that are not part of the townships municipal trash collection.

If you wish to remove your leaves earlier or later than our scheduled pick up, you may deposit them at The Yard Waste Recycling Center located at 5536 Indian Creek Road. Hours are:

Hours are: May 1st - May 31st - M-W-F  9AM-7PM, S-S Noon to 7PM
June 1st - October 31st - M-W-F-S 9AM-7PM, S - Noon to 7PM
November 1st - April 30th - M-W-F-S-S Noon to 5PM
   

If you have questions about leaf removal, contact us at 610.966.4343 (x117) or Dfowler@lowermac.com