PUBLIC WORKS - LEAF & BRUSH COLLECTION
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Please remember to rake leaves to the curb strip- not in the street- and help clear stormdrains.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard Waste will be picked up by the Collingswood Department of Public Works through September 28, 2023. Beginning the week of October 2, 2023, yard waste will be collected by the trash company along with residents' trash on their specified trash pick-up day.
Residents can place their leaves, grass, clippings, sticks, twigs, and garden clippings in an open (no lid) receptacle or in paper bags brought to the curb, no plastic bags please. Dirt, rocks, sod, and dog waste will not be accepted in yard waste containers. Do not co-mingle yard waste with trash. All yard debris accumulated from contracted services must be removed by the company performing the service.
Branches should be cut to 4 inches in length and bundled with rope/twine. Logs should be cut in lengths of no more than 2 feet and stacked between the curb and sidewalk.
The collection day will be residents regular trash day beginning the week of October 2, 2023.
Residents may drop off yard waste at the Comly Avenue plant Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm.
NOTE: For larger brush over 4 inches in diameter please call Public Works (856)-858-0533 to schedule collection.
October to March: Residents can dispose of brush two ways -
- Drop off at Comly Ave Water Plant Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm. No plastic bags.
- Report to Public Works for collection via Resident Portal, email@example.com, or 856-858-0533. Brush must be tied up and bundled or placed in open containers.
April to September: Brush is collected routinely at curbside. Brush must be tied up and placed several feet away from regular trash. Check back for 2023 brush collection schedule.
The Comly Ave Water Plant drop off is opened to Collingswood residents only. No illegal dumping, trash or construction materials are collected at this site. The drop off site is monitored.
Yard waste and leaves naturally decompose into a rich, synthetic chemical-free compost that can help your lawn and garden thrive. As an alternative to collection, make a perfectly tailored lawn fertilizer with the bounty from your yard. Read how on the Sustainable Collingswood blog.
Leaf Collection Dates & Schedule:
The Borough's weekly leaf collection begins October 30, 2023, and continues through mid-December.
Did you know that the best solution is to compost the leaves and use them as mulch? You can learn more about sustainable leaf mulching here.
For excess leaves and collection residents are asked to help by following these guidelines:
-Leaves should be piled at the curb strip between the sidewalk and the curb; Borough crews will rake them into the street.
-No twigs, branches or any other material except grass are allowed in the leaf piles.
-Residents are asked to please have their cars off the street on their scheduled day.
The Borough follows a weekly schedule. If it rains on your collection day, we will make every effort to be back before your next scheduled day, however, because of the area we must cover and the volume of leaves we pick up, it is sometimes impossible to do.
The department divides the Borough into five different sections for its leaf collection route, outlined below. A leaf collection schedule map can be viewed here.
Browning Road to Champion Avenue
Collings Avenue to High Speed-Line
Newton Avenue to Crescent Blvd.
300 & 400 Block of Park Avenue
Bellevue Terrace up to and including Garfield Avenue
High Speed-line to Haddon Twp. Border
Penn Avenue up to and including Lincoln Avenue
High Speed-Line to South Park Drive
Crestmont Terrace up to Lincoln Avenue
High Speed-Line to South Park Drive
King Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
South Atlantic Avenue to South Newton Lake Drive
Lakeview Drive to Haddon Twp. Border
Bettlewood Avenue to Browning Road
Collings Avenue to North Newton Lake Drive
The Borough collects old Christmas trees placed at curbside on regular trash days. To prepare your Christmas trees for chipping, remove all lights, decorations, nails and tree stands. Do not cover trees with plastic bags.