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Where to Recycle Leaves in Philadelphia: 2016
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Where to Recycle Leaves in Philadelphia: 2016

Don’t throw those leaves in the trash – they’ll end up in landfills and produce methane, versus how organics can be composted and added nutrition soil for plants.

Here’s the deal with Philly leaf pickup guidelines for 2016.

Ground rules for Philly leaf recycling 2016:

  • Leaves must be in PAPER bags.
  • You can LEAF (get it??) the bagged leaves at designated locations (below) on Saturdays starting this week, November 19 from 9 AM to 3 PM.
  • Last pickup is Saturday, December 17th.
  • Saturday after Thanksgiving is an OFF day – no bagged pickups.
  • Do NOTmix trash or other recyclable materials with bagged leaves – they’ll go to the trash pile.
  • Bags can be maximum of 40 LBs.
  • Buy bags from your local hardware store – no freebies from Streets.

For more information, check the Streets Department website.

2016 Leaf Recycling Program Drop-Off Locations in Philly:

  • 66th & Haverford Ave.
  •  54th & Woodbine Ave.
  •  43rd & Powelton Ave.
  •  72nd & Buist Ave.
  •  Broad & Christian St.
  •  20th & Hartranft St.
  •  15th & Bigler St.
  •  Corinthian & Poplar St.
  •  American & Thompson St.
  •  Graver Lane & Seminole
  •  Cathedral & Ridge Ave.
  •  Washington Ln. & Ardleigh
  •  Upsal & Lowber St.
  •  Fisher & Ogontz Ave.
  •  Wayne Ave. & Logan St.
  •  5th & Chelten Ave. (water reservoir)
  •  Castor & Foulkrod St.
  •  1400 Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)
  •  2901 Princeton Ave. (Mayfair Rec.)
  •  7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)
  •  8101 Bustleton Ave.
  •  2900 Comly Rd. – Palmer Playground
  •  7231 Torresdale Ave. – Russo Park

OR you can drop off your bagged leaves to Philadelphia Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • 3033 S. 63rd Street (63rd & Passyunk Ave.)
  • Domino Lane and Umbria Street
  • State Road and Ashburner Street
  • 2601 W. Glenwood Avenue
  • 51st and Grays Avenue
  • Delaware Avenue & Wheatsheaf Lane

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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

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