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Philly Bagged Leaf Drive Kicks off Nov 8th

Yay for Philly!  Rather than letting leaves collect in drains and litter our streets, Philly is having a 6-week Philly Bagged Leaf Drive to collect & compost them to fertilize gardens & nourish trees. From November 8-December 17,  you can set out leaves on trash day to help Philadelphia’s foliage – saving time & labor costs.

How can you participate?  Here are the Collection Guidelines:

  • ONLY use brown paper leaf bags, available at most hardware or home improvement stores
  • Set your leaf bags next to trash & recyclables on your regular trash day
  • Leaves in plastic bags will be collected as TRASH – not recycling (and that’s worse for landfills, fyi)
  • DON’T mix trash or recyclables with leaves
  • Use as many bags as needed
  • Maximum 40 LBs per bag
  • Mechanical leaf collection will NOT be available
  • Set out no later than 7:00 AM on your collection day
  • You can also drop off bagged leaves to a Sanitation Convenience Center

For more info, check Philadelphia Street’s bagged leaf drive website.

Happy raking & leaf collecting!

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

1 thought on “Philly Bagged Leaf Drive Kicks off Nov 8th

  1. On burholme av the tree in front of my house belongs to the fairmount park, so why do I have to clean up there leaves ?

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