Leaves and Yard Waste

FALL YARD WASTE COLLECTION has been completed for 2018.
Leaf Collection will begin October 8, 2018, weather permitting. 

If you have any remaining yard waste or leaves, please remove them from the curb. See the last paragraph on this page for information about the North Cornwall Recycling Facility option for yard waste and leaves. 

Watch this site or the newsletter or call the Township at 717-274-0481 for the Spring Yard Waste Collection and Leaf Collection dates.

For Leaf Collection, place piles at curbs of major roadways. The leaf vacuum machine will not collect in most alleys due to the size of the machine. Avoid piling leaves around trees and poles. Do not include branches or other yard waste in leaf piles. Piles should be free of rocks and trash. 

 
Yard waste collections are intended for routine yard cleanup of garden plant material, green hedge trimmings, ornamental grasses and tree branches.
Please bundle long grasses with twine. 

Place items for collection completely on the street. 
Items for collection should NOT be placed in the streets more than 1 week before the posted collection dates.
Place yard waste at the curb at major roadways. The collection machines will not go down most alleys due to the size of the machines. Avoid placing branches and other yard waste around trees or poles. This makes it difficult for the machines to safely pick up the materials. 

Yard waste piles that contain any of the following will not be collected and it will be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of the materials.
  • Trees that have been cut down
  • Anything in bags or containers (except in Hebron)
  • Grass Clippings
  • Rocks
  • Garbage and/or trash
  • Animal Feces
  • Roots
  • Dirt

During the Spring collection, leaves and appropriate yard waste may be placed at the curb. 

Leaves and yard waste are collected curbside twice a year.  In April each street in the township is checked 1 time to collect leaves and yard waste combined.  The start date will be published in our March newsletter and posted on this website.  Since collection is only 1 time, it is very important to have your leaves and yard waste curbside by 7 a.m. on the start date.

In late September, we will make 1 trip around the township to collect yard waste only. This start date will be published in the September newsletter and posted on this website.  Leaf collection will begin after the yard waste collection (usually around mid-October) and will continue until the beginning of December.  REMEMBER, this collection is for leaves only.  The dates for this program will be published in the September newsletter and posted on this website. 

If you have leaves or yard waste at other times during the year, we have an agreement with North Cornwall Township which allows our residents to make use of their yard waste drop-off facility.  If you would like to use their facility, you must obtain a certificate of residency from our township office.  The charge to use the North Cornwall facility is $30 for a yearly permit or $4 per 30 gallon bag/container.  If you opt for the yearly permit, there will be a $5 deposit required for a key card.  When you return the key card, your $5 will be refunded.  North Cornwall does not accept cash or credit cards, so be prepared with a check or money order. 

Please note that the North Cornwall Township facility DOES NOT ACCEPT GRASS CLIPPINGS!
The best option for grass clippings is to mulch as you mow.
If you do need to dispose of grass clippings, the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA) does accept grass clippings. See their website for details about fees and licensing


Any questions on the leaves/yard waste program should be directed to 
Reba at 717-274-0481 or sltownship@comcast.net