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Leaf Collection wink

2020 Leaf Collection start/end dates: Monday, October 26th through Friday, December 4th

Leaf Collection takes place over a few weeks in the Fall. Leaves are collected the day after your trash collection day, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Friday trash collection residents will have their leaves collected on Monday.

The goal is to have all leaves collected once a week in each neighborhood, however weather, holidays and volume may affect the schedule.

Residents are asked to abide by the following conditions when it comes to Leaf Collection:

  • Rake leaves close to the curb or edge of the road without blocking the roadway.
  • Do NOT place leave on storm drains.
  • Do NOT mix grass or brush with leaves
  • Do NOT put leaves in trash bag or trash cans or they will not be collected.

Any questions regarding leaf collection please contact Keith Reynolds, Highway Foreman, by email at kreynolds@twp.fairview.pa.us or by phone at 717-901-5249.

Collected leaves before composting
Nearly 330 trucks loads of leaf material were collected by township staff in 2007 and piled in windrows at the facility to decompose
Township staff turning leaf compost with WILDCAT Compost Turner

The Wildcat Leaf Turner attaches to our loader via a quick coupler assembly. The Wildcat Turner was transferred from the York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority to Fairview Township on March 13, 2007 for $1.00. The Wildcat Turner was purchased by York County in 1997 and was previously used at their compost facility in Manchester Township.

Moisture content and temperature of the leaf windrows dictate how often and when we rotate the leaf piles.

Township staff trimming trees in Green Lane Farms


Trees and branches cleared from along the roadside that were once burned are now chipped. The "chips" have been used throughout the Township parks as mulch, controlling erosion and helping to retain water in the soil. Wood chips that have been chipped one time are also available for use by residents on a first come first serve basis.