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Mechanical Leaf Collection Details

MECHANICAL LEAF COLLECTION

Mechanical leaf collection is provided as a supplement to bagged collections in areas identified as having heavy accumulations of leaves and will be offered on a designated weekly schedule in areas with a heavy concentration of leaves.

Sanitation crews collect leaves in each designated mechanical collection areas, covering one (1) or two (2) Sanitation Areas each week. The crews use leaf blowers and mechanical sweepers to move leaves into the street. Tractor-trailer vacuums and/or leaf loaders are used to pick up the leaves. 

Residents in mechanical leaf collection areas should follow these tips:

  • All leaves should be raked (un-bagged) and ready for collection by 7:00 AM the day of mechanical collection. Rake leaves into the street by the curb’s edge (piling is not necessary).
  • If possible, move your vehicle to an off-street parking location on your scheduled collection day, so crews can remove leaves along the curb line.
  • Residents in mechanical areas can also drop-off bagged leaves

2017 Weekly Mechanical Leaf Collection Schedule 

WEEK AREA DATE

1

5

11/6/17 - 11/10/17

2

1, 2

11/13/17 - 11/18/17

3

6

11/20/17 - 11/24/17

4

6

11/27/17 - 12/1/17

5

4

12/4/17 - 12/8/17

6

4

12/11/17 - 12/16/17

To find out if/when your block is scheduled for mechanical collection, visit https://alpha.phila.gov/property/ and check your neighborhood newspaper for articles.

Click here for more details.

Click here for a Mechanical Leaf Collection map.