Leaf Collection

Fall Leaf Collection Program

The Upper Macungie Township Department of Public Works will begin its 2014 Leaf Collection Program on Monday, October 13th and continue through Friday, November 28th.

The crews will cover the entire Township three times. Due to the rate of maturity of trees within the township, and also the fact that more trees are planted every year, it is impossible to guarantee a set pickup day for a specific street in any area of the Township.

All residents in the Township should place their leaves along the edge of the road, not on the road, prior to the start of pickup at 7 a.m. on Monday of each week. Leaves will normally be picked up between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Leaves will not be collected on private property. If leaves are not in place when the crews go by, they will be picked up on the following round through the Township. No return trips will be made to pick them up.

Do not place pieces of wood, steel, rocks or concrete on the leaves to hold them down. These objects will cause extensive damage to the leaf pickup units and put them out of service at a great expense of time and money to the Township and its citizens.

To pick up leaves by mechanical means, it is necessary to dump the contents of plastic bags or other containers into the gutter area. Crews will not empty bags or other containers; this is the responsibility of the resident. Branches, shrubbery, garbage, and building materials will not be picked up. These items will be left behind and it will be the responsibility of the resident for removal and disposal.

To facilitate the picking up of the leaves, please keep all vehicles away from the area where the leaves are piled. The crews will not rake piles of leaves out from between parked cars or from under them. For questions regarding leaf collection, please contact the Public Works Department at 610-395-4892.