Leaf Collection

Winter Leaf Collection

During the winter leaves are collected in residents organics recycling cart (green-lid cart). If you have opted out of this voluntary program, leaves may be dropped off at the Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center or residents can request brush pickup for large volumes of brush and leaves by calling the Public Works Service Facility at (814) 234-7135.

Curbside Organics Recycling Program


To sign up for the organics recycling program call (814) 234-7135 or (814) 234-7140 to obtain an organics recycling cart free of charge. 

Upcoming Spring Leaf Collection


In the spring, the leaf collection schedule will resume due to the high volumes of leaves during this time.

Leaf collection schedule

Spring Leaf Collection

Spring leaf collection will begin mid-March, and continue until the first week of May. Public Works crews will collect leaves once each week throughout the Borough until collection ends.

Instructions


  • Please have leaves ready for collection by 7 a.m. each Monday.
  • Leaves should be raked within five feet of the curb.
  • Do not place leaves in bags.
  • Refrain from blowing or raking leaves into the street.
  • Make sure that leaves are free of brush, glass, cans, rocks or other debris, as these items may cause damage to the collection equipment.
  • Foreign objects and debris mixed in with leaves also add contaminants to our compost materials, making it more difficult to produce a quality product.

Summer Leaf Collection


During the summer leaves are collected in residents organics recycling cart (green-lid cart). If you have opted out of this voluntary program, leaves may be dropped off at the Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center.

Request an Organics Recycling Cart


Sign up for the organics recycling program by calling (814) 234-7135 or (814) 234-7140 to request an organics recycling cart free of charge.

Upcoming Fall Leaf Collection


In the fall, the leaf collection schedule will resume due to the high volumes of leaves during this time.

Leaf collection schedule

Fall Leaf Collection


Fall leaf collection begins in early October and continues through mid-December of each year. The Public Works Crew will collect leaves once each week through the scheduled section of the Borough until collection ends. Leaves are collected curbside. Select the right arrow to view the tentative schedule. Crews will not collect leaves from alleys unless a property has no street frontage. .

Instructions


  • Leaves should be raked to within 5 feet of the curb and should be ready for collection by 7 a.m. each Monday.
  • Keep leaves away from any poles, trees or signs and please refrain from blowing or raking leaves into the street as they can clog storm drains and lead to flooding.
  • Do not place leaves in bags for this seasonal collection.
  • Please make sure that leaves are free of brush, glass, cans, rocks or other debris, as these items may cause injury to workers and damage to the collection equipment. Foreign objects and debris mixed in with leaves also add contaminants to our compost feedstock, potentially affecting the finished product.

Tentative Fall 2017 Schedule



Area 1
College Heights and All Locations West of Atherton Street
Area 2
All Locations South of College Avenue and East of Atherton Street
Week of October 9 Week of October 9
Week of October 16 Week of October 23
Week of October 30 Week of November6
Week of November 13 Week of November 20
Week of November 27 Week of December 4
Week of December 4  

Leaf Collection Map

Leaf Collection Map

Collection of Other Yard Trimmings


Brush (woody, chippable material) is collected separately from leaves. Schedule brush collection by calling (814) 234-7135 or submit a request online. Grass clippings and brush that can fit inside an organics recycling cart, should be placed in the green-lidded organic recycling carts.

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