Fall Leaf Waste Collection Begins

TreeLeaves2From Springfield Township:
Beginning Monday, September 22, and continuing through the month of December, all leaf and yard waste must be separated from regular household refuse. Leaf and yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, tree trimmings, shrubbery, and other similar garden residue.

All materials must be placed in approved biodegradable paper bags or bundled and placed at the curb by 7am on the morning of your regular collection day. Fifteen (15) bags of leaves will be collected on a weekly basis. To the extent that additional bags are placed at the curbside for collection, the Township will make reasonable efforts to remove them in a timely manner. Bags must not exceed 50 pounds in weight. Tree trimmings and brush must be cut and bundled into three foot lengths not to exceed 25 pounds.

Plastic bags and refuse cans containing leaf and garden waste will not be collected.

Biodegradable leaf bags can be purchased at a cost of $.35 each at:

  • Flourtown ACME
  • Giant
  • Oreland Hardware
  • Wyndmoor 7-11

During the 2013 collection season, approximately 414 tons of leaf material was recycled into mulch for residential garden use, resulting in a savings of $26,910 in disposal fees.