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 in late October and go through until the end of November. 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, 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.
Due to the different types of equipment we use, placement of leaves varies by neighborhood. Leaves must be raked to the edge of the road in Developments that do not have curbing.
In the following Developments, leaves must be raked into long narrow rows (windrows), 3ft. wide and 3 ft. high, on the road surface, 18 inches from the edge of the road:
Brookside Villa, Winding Brook Manor, Ancient Oaks South, Shepherd Hills (West side of Krocks) Clear View Manor and Hidden Valley. If your Development does not appear on this list, rake your leaves to the edge of the road.
NOTE: For your safety and that of the Public - Leaf piles beyond 6 ft. from the edge of the road are a hazard to school buses, delivery vehicles, leaf equipment and parked vehicles and cannot be picked up.
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.
||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