SANATOGA PA – The last free collection of fall leaves and other yard debris in Lower Pottsgrove for 2017 is scheduled for Monday (Dec. 4). All compostable waste must be left in approved disposal bags, or containers, at curbside along township roads.
Pennsylvania law requires organic material such as yard waste to be composted. Collections will be done by trucks from J.P. Mascaro and Sons Inc. of Audubon PA, the township’s contracted trash hauler, but in pick-ups separate from regular garbage removal. The next collection won’t occur until April 2018, just in time for spring gardeners.
Leaf and yard waste must be packed into approved bags made of brown kraft paper and available for purchase at Home Depot and other local retailers. They also can be bought in limited quantities at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., for 50 cents each.
Yard waste also is accepted if packed “in an empty trash can with no lid, so they can dump it in the truck,” according to a notice on the township website. Material packed into plastic trash bags will not be accepted. Property owners are asked to refrain from putting leaf bags curbside until the Sunday evening before the collection.
Those who won’t have yard waste ready for leaf pick-up Monday can dispose of it (not free, but for a fee) at either Arborganic Acres Organic Composting Facility, 901 Cherry Hill Ln., Pottstown, or Hetrick Gardens, 2620 Swamp Pike, Pottstown. For more information, call Arborganic at 484-524-8850, and Hetrick at 610-367-9699.
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