PHILADELPHIA – Councilman Brian O’Neill announces that the Philadelphia Streets Department’s 2021 Fall Leaf Collection and Recycling Program is officially underway. The 2021 Philly Leaf Recycling Program begins on Monday, November 8, and ends Saturday, December 18, 2021.
For the duration of the program, bagged leaf drop-off will be offered citywide on Saturdays only at 13 locations from 9AM to 3PM (November 20th, December 4th, December 11th, and December 18th). Bagged leaves to be recycled at the specified drop-off locations will only be accepted in biodegradable paper bags. Otherwise, bagged leaves set out at the curb WILL be collected as trash. Mechanical Leaf Collection will also be offered on a designated weekly schedule in areas with a heavy concentration of leaves.
To find the bagged leaf drop-off location closest to you or to find out if mechanical leaf collection will be offered on your street, please call or visit one of Councilman O’Neill’s five full-time offices: Bustleton & Bowler above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); FOP Lodge #5 Headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); Rhawnhurst at 7522 Castor Avenue (215-685-0438); Fox Chase at 432 Rhawn Street (215-685-6431); or City Hall (215-686-3422).