The 2016 Leaf Collection and Recycling Program will begin Monday, November 7, and will end Saturday, December 17 . Visit http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/leaves/ to learn more about this program.

Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered city-wide on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM (with the exception of the Saturdays following Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day holidays). The first Saturday is November 19.

Follow these tips for bagged leaf collection:

Residents must place leaves in large brown biodegradable paper bags. Using these bags helps eliminate the extensive process of ripping open, dumping, and disposing of plastic bags. By using these biodegradable bags, you will help crews work more efficiently. Bags containing materials other than yard waste will be refused for drop-off at the leaf collection drop-off point.
Never mix trash or other recyclable materials with bagged leaves. This contaminates leaves and makes them unfit for recycling purposes.

Drop off locations:

  • 66th and Haverford Avenue
  • 54th and Woodbine Avenue
  • 43rd and Powelton Avenue
  • 72nd and Buist Avenue

Mechanical leaf collection is provided as a supplement to bagged collections in areas identified as having heavy accumulations of leaves.

Blocks that scheduled for a mechanical leaf collection can be found on this link.

Residents in mechanical leaf collection areas should follow these tips:

  • All leaves should be raked (un-bagged) and ready for collection by 7:00 AM the day of mechanical collection. Rake leaves into the street by the curb’s edge (piling is not necessary).
  • If possible, move your vehicle to an off-street parking location on your scheduled collection day, so crews can remove leaves along the curb line.
  • Residents in mechanical areas can also drop off bagged leaves to Saturday drop off sites.