State Law

DO NOT INCLUDE INVASIVE PLANTS with leaves, twigs, grass clippings and other garden debris n biodegradable paper bags during any of the scheduled collections. Invasive plants should be discarded with household refuse in bags labeled "Invasive Plants." Only 20 bags of invasive plants will be accepted per refuse collection. State law requires that other garden debris be recycled, so Township crews will not accept them with household waste.


In addition to curbside collections, residents may drop off biodegradable paper bags containing leaves, grass, twigs and/or garden debris at the Waverly Road Compost Facility, located on Waverly Road between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue in Laverock. The facility is open weekdays from 7:30AM to 3PM  and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday. NOTE:  Biodegradable paper bags may not be dumped at the facility when it is closed. Violators are subject to fines

Branch Collections

Disposing of large branches requires an appointment for a special collection, which entails a fee.  However, no branch collections will be scheduled during the fall leaf collection program.

Branch collection requires a special appointment and entails a minimum $15 fee. Call 215-635-4600 to schedule an appointment before placing the branches at the curb.

Landscaper Permits
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, 2017. 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.