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Fall Leaf Collection Program

The 2023 curbside collection of bagged leaves will begin in Middletown Township the week of October 23rd and will run weekly through December 1, 2023. Leaves will be picked up only in biodegradable paper bags. No loose leaves will be collected. The Township makes the biodegradable leaf bags available for purchase at-cost at the Township Building, 27 North Pennell Road, or at two Township businesses that have agreed to stock bags for sale to residents as a public service. These businesses are: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road; and Wolff’s Apple House, 81 South Pennell Road.  Bags may be purchased for $3.00 for a bundle of five from any of the three locations listed above.

Filled bags should be placed curbside as early in the week as possible to ensure a timely collection.  There is no need to call the Township to request collection.  Just place the bags at the curb, and the Public Works crew will be making weekly sweeps of the Township.  Please note that if a sweep of your neighborhood is done once during the week, the crew may not get back until the following week.  The bags can be left out until the next collection.  Please do not overfill bags with wet or chopped leaves.  Keep the weight under 40 lbs. per bag and fold the top of the bag down. No mulch, sticks, stones, grass clippings, trash, or other items may be mixed with the bagged leaves.

 

The Township’s separate yard waste collection program will continue on October 28th, November 11th, and December 16th.  Yard waste refers to twigs, sticks, branches, and tree and shrubbery trimmings only.  Leaves must be kept separate, as leaves and yard waste are processed for composting separately.  For this collection, yard waste must be placed in trash cans or bundled with string and set out at the curb.  Branches are to be no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length.  Containers should weigh no more than 40 lbs.

The burning of leaves and yard waste is prohibited in the Township at all times.