2020 Fall Leaf Recycling Program

PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department’s 2020 Fall Leaf Recycling Program runs Monday, November 9 through Saturday, December 19. The program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City’s on-going commitment to recycling by helping to reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream.  The locations for your area are as follows: 

  • Broad & Christian Streets 
  • 15th & Bigler Streets 

Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered city-wide on Saturdays (except for November 14th and 28th) at 13 designated locations from 9a to 3p for the duration of the program. Visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/leavesfor the full list of locations. 

Mechanical leaf collection will be provided as a supplement to bagged collections in areas known to have a heavy accumulation of leaves. The mechanical leaf collection operation will include leaf blowers, mechanical sweepers, and leaf loaders. Mechanical collection crews will concentrate their efforts in designated boundaries each week, following a strategic schedule to maximize efficiency and productivity. 

Follow these tips for bagged leaf collection: 

  • The locations for your area are as follows: 
    • Broad & Christian Streets 
    • 15th & Bigler Streets 
  • Bagged leaves will only be accepted in biodegradable paper bags.  These bags can be processed for recycling along with the leaves. This reduces contamination in the recycling process.  
  • Do not mix trash or other recyclable materials with bagged leaves. This contaminates leaves and makes them unfit for recycling purposes. 
  • Use as many bags as needed, maximum 40 lbs. each.  
  • The Streets Department does not provide biodegradable bags.  Residents may purchase them at their local home improvement stores. 
  • Bagged leaves may also be taken to any of the Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8a-6p: 

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