SANATOGA PA – Leaves are pretty much off the trees now. The lazy among us have left them where they fell; good fertilizer for future grass growth, we figure. The efficient among us have raked them, properly bagged them, and only await Monday (Dec. 7, 2009) for the personal satisfaction of another task completed.
That’s when the last leaf and landscape waste collection of 2009 in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township will be held, as it is on the first Monday of each month. Leaves cannot be collected on any other day as a result of state requirements to recycle organic material.
The township anticipates heavy volume, too. An announcement on its website this week asks property owners who expect to put out 10 or more bags for pick-up to call the municipal building at 610-323-0436 before 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 4, 2009), so its staff can give advance notice to the collection company.
Leaves must be placed in bags acceptable for recycling. They can be purchased at minimal cost from local supermarkets or the township municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd.