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Borough Announces Yard Waste Changes for 2013

West Chester Borough will change its yard waste program beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

The following is a press release from the Borough of West Chester.

Effective January 1, 2013 the Borough will no longer offer curbside tree limb chipping. Instead, there will be a new yard waste program, for Borough residents only.

Curbside Collection

The Borough will provide Friday curbside collection of yard waste and branches once per month:
• First Friday: Northwest Quadrant
• Second Friday: Northeast Quadrant
• Third Friday: Southwest Quadrant
• Fourth Friday: Southeast quadrant

Curbside collection will include bundled branches and yard waste only. Branches and yard waste must be tied with biodegradable twine (cotton or hemp) into manageable bundles no longer than 4 feet. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable also. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Branches thicker than 4 inches will not be collected. Loose, uncontained yard waste will also not be collected.

Yard Waste Drop-off Site

Public Works Drop-off site is open one time per month:
• The fourth Saturday of each month, 8AM-4PM
• Drop-off site remains at the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey Street
Borough residents only; residents must show proof of residency to site attendant. Borough drop-off site will accept loose yard waste, yard waste in biodegradable bags, leaves, grass clippings and tree branches cut 4 feet or shorter, and no thicker than 4 inches diameter. No contractors permitted at drop-off site.
• Christmas tree collection remains the same (first two weeks following New Year’s Day).
• Fall curbside leaf collection remains the same.

Shrubbery and also tree branches up to 8 inches in diameter or 8 feet in length may be taken to the Lanchester Landfill in Honey Brook for composting or shredding. There is a charge for this. Lanchester Landfill will not accept root balls, dirt or stones. Please call the Landfill at 610-273-3771 for more information.

nona November 14, 2012 at 03:02 PM
What is the salary of the attendant?
Star Thrower November 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM
What is the IQ of the attendant? and what is his/her hat size? and will the attendant accept a bunny rabbit tattoo as proof of residency, or will nona need photo ID?
nona November 14, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Troll Thrower. Hows Mittens?
Star Thrower November 14, 2012 at 06:51 PM
You never saw me praising Romney .. I voted for Obama nationally - locally, I voted all republican ... local is the only thing that matters anyway ... they are finally getting around to thinking about the cliff that Bret wants to move us closer to. TRUITT never BLEW IT, did he? ... lol - his lover Steve Maher must be suicidal by now.
nona November 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM
By "Mittens" I was referring to those woolen objects covering your hands that are stuffed in your ears. I am proud to report that I now join the ranks of those who ignore your vapid commentaries. By the way, your avatar demonstrates the true nature of your thoughts. Surprised no one has called you on it. Troll-Be-Gone.
Star Thrower November 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM
If you were referring to my woolen objects, you would have used the possessive adjective "Your Mittens" - instead .. being the double-digit IQ you are, you obsessed for another 6 hours to come up with more of your trademark illiteracy. My contempt for Obama happens to be slightly overcome animosity for Romney.

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