Leaf Collection and Mulch
General Information about Leaf Collection
The Borough is divided into eight collection zones. Zones by street name can be found here.
2023 Leaf Collection Schedule can be found here.
The schedule allows for a minimum of four collections on all streets. Do not worry if you see the leaf collection truck on your street ahead of your scheduled collection day! Early in the season, collection crews may proceed to some routes ahead of schedule if they have finished collecting leaves on the scheduled day. However, the crew will return to the scheduled street the next day.
Should the collection crew fall significantly behind schedule for any reason (weather, equipment problems, etc.) a revised schedule will be posted on the website with the revision date clearly indicated.
* Have leaves raked to the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
Borough Mulch does a Garden Good!
Water less, control weeds and support the local leaf recycling by using Borough mulch, made from leaves collected curbside in the fall. Borough mulch makes a perfect ground covering, retains moisture in your soil, looks great around trees, in your garden beds and pathways, and can stop erosion on slopes too.
The Borough sells mulch from the middle of March until June (or whenever the mulch runs out). Contact Borough Hall by emailing Elise@swarthmorepa.org, calling (610) 543-4599, placing an order through our website (click on online bill pay) or stopping by the office.