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Spring/Summer Garden Debris Collections
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To assist residents with their yard work, Cheltenham Township will collect leaves, garden debris, twigs and grass in biodegradable paper bags at the curb on most Fridays throughout the spring and summer.
Collections will alternate weekly between the east and west sides of the community, except when affected by a holiday.

Collections will start in Leaf Routes 9 through 15, which are located primarily east of Old York Road, on March 17. Collections for Routes 1 through 8, which are on the west side of the township, are scheduled to begin Friday, March 24. The collection schedule is detailed here.

Bags may not contain large branches, stones, rocks or trash. They should be placed at the curb just prior to their scheduled collection date. Biodegradable paper bags are on sale at the Township Administration Building, libraries and community centers for 35 cents per bag or three for $1.

Residents may also drop off their biodegradable paper bags at the Waverly Road Compost Facility, located between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue in Laverock. The facility is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday. No drop-offs are permitted when the facility is closed. Note: Landscapers must have a permit to drop off garden waste collected from residences in the community. The Public Works Department will begin issuing landscaper permits on Monday, February 27. Landscapers may obtain the permits at the Public Works Facility, located at 8101 Old York Road in Elkins Park, on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call the Cheltenham Public Works Department at 215-635-4600.


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