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As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving conditions similar to driving on ice.
In addition to reducing the car’s traction (causing skidding and increasing the chances of losing control of the vehicle), leaves often cover the painted road markings, making it difficult to know the locations of the lanes.
Leaves may not be burned, raked into streets, or deposited onto stream beds. Any leaves raked into streets will be driven around by the street sweeper. The property owner will be responsible for removing debris from the street.
West Goshen has 3 leaf and yard waste collections this fall:
Saturday, November 19th
Saturday, December 3rd & 17th
Sticks, branches, and twigs must be tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 4 feet in diameter, and may not exceed 50 pounds per bundle. Branches may not exceed 4 inches in diameter. Other yard waste may be placed in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags which may be purchased at home improvement stores. Bags are not available through West Goshen Township. There is no limit to the number of bundles or bags that will be collected.