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Leaf Season Announcements

Leaf Season Start - Thursday, October 23, 2014

The City of Allentown "Leaf Pick-Up Program" will begin on October 27, 2014.

Tentative Schedule:

October 27- 31        District 4,5,6,7,8        District 4,5,6,7,8 Complete as of 10/30/14
November 3-7         District 10,11,12        District 10,11,12 Complete as of 11/7/14
November 10-14     District 13,14,15,16   District 13,14,15,16 Complete as of  11/17/14
November 17-21     District 13,14,15,16
November 24-26     District 4,5,6,7,8
December 1-5         District 10,11,12
December 8-12       District 13,14,15,16
December 15-31     Final Sweep All Districts       

NOTE:

WHEN DISTRICTS GET COMPLETED DURING A WEEK, THE CREWS MAY START A DISTRICT SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK, BUT WILL RETURN TO START THE DISTRICT ON IT'S SCHEDULED DAY.

 

 
Leaf Collection Guidelines - Thursday, October 23, 2014
Please have your leaves placed curb side. Once crews have completed an area they will not return until next scheduled pickup.


 

 

Leaf Program

The City of Allentown "Leaf Pick-Up Program" for 2014 will begin on October 27, 2014

  • During leaf season, we go through each District TWICE with our front-end loaders, sweepers and leaf suckers.
  • Leaves raked out AFTER crews have gone by WILL NOT be picked up until the next time crews are scheduled in that District.
  • After each District is gone through twice for leaf pickup, we will go through again with the sweepers for our final sweep. After the final sweep is accomplished in your district, no leaves are to be put into the street.
  • Up to November 26th, leaves can be put in your yard-waste containers or yard-waste bags to be picked up on your regular recycling schedule.
  • As of December 1st all residents are urged to bag their leaves in plastic garbage bags for pick up by the Streets Department. Residents must put their bags at the curb and call the Bureau of Streets at 610-437-7638 or 610-437-7691; Please allow a few days for the pick-up of the bagged leaves. Bags that have a mixture of leaves and garbage WILL NOT be picked up.

A few things to remember when putting leaves out for pickup are as follows:

  • Make sure there are no branches, rocks, or debris in the piles. If we see this type of foreign material in the pile, we will not pick it up.
  • When placing your leaves in street, try to keep the piles about a foot away from the curb.
  • If there is an inlet/catch basin in front of your house please try to keep the top of the grate free of debris.
  • For daily updates on the districts that we are currently in and where we will be going next, call the Street Cleaning Hotline at 610-437-7636
  • Leaf Removal Districts