The Salisbury Township Department of Public Works will be conducting its leaf collection program starting Oct. 29 and continuing through mid-December (weather permitting). They will start in the First Ward (east) and work westward. The township crews generally cover the township several times. Note that the large number of trees in the township make it impossible to guarantee a set pickup date for any street in the township on any given day.
Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road prior to the start of pickup, which will be conducted 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If leaves are not in place when the crews go by, they will not be picked up until the next trip through that neighborhood. No return trips will be made to pick up leaves.
Do not place pieces of wood, steel, rocks, concrete, trunks, etc. on the leaves in an attempt to hold them down. These objects cause extensive damage to the leaf machine and place them out of service at substantial expense to the taxpayers in both time and money.
In order to pick up leaves by mechanical means, it is necessary to dump the contents of the plastic bags or other containers into the gutter areas. Crews will not empty bags or containers; this is the responsibility of the residents. Branches, shrubbery, etc. will not be picked up.
To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled. The crews will not rake leaves from under or between parked cars. Your cooperation is appreciated. If you have any questions, call the Department of Public Works at 610-797-4000.