LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM
In addition to providing a disposal service for the residents of Lancaster Township, Leaf collection has several safety related benefits. Leaves pose two major hazards on roadways that include:
Leaf collection typically begins the second week of October and continues to mid-December. Before winter weather develops, trucks used for leaf collection must be converted for emergency snow removal.
Collection may not be on the same day every week as in the past. Although the township will strive to pick up leaves every week, township-wide, there will no longer be scheduled pick up days. Leaves will be collected on a rotating basis to ensure all streets are covered. Collection will occur as the road crew makes its way throughout the township. If your leaves are at curbside on Monday, they may not be collected until Thursday or Friday. Leaves may be raked to the curb at any time. Place leaves close to the curb or at the edge of the yard in non-curbed areas. Leaves will be collected as weather, equipment, and leaf volume permits.
The township will continue to pick up bagged leaves on some of the high-traffic main roads where street cleaning is too dangerous. Please call 293-1733 for pick up. Plastic yard clean-up bags are to be used and bags must be placed at curbside. These streets are:
Residents may drop off leaves/woody material from April 4 to November 23 at the composting facility Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. only. Non-daylight savings hours are 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility, located at 1357 Meadowcreek Lane, is also open the first Saturday of the month April 2 through November 5, 9 a.m.to noon.
Lancaster Township has a state-approved composting facility located in the quarry behind the Maintenance Facility. Compost is available to township residents free of charge for use in gardens, shrubs, flower beds, etc. Please call (717) 293-1733 to make arrangements with the township staff to schedule a pick up time. Compost is available only while quantities last.