Leaf Program

Fall Leaf Collection Program for Ephrata Borough Residents

We're pleased to be able to provide a Leaf Collection Program that is convenient for you and better for the environment. As part of our program, Ephrata Borough residents will be provided with free biodegradable leaf bags since loose leaves and leaves in plastic bags will not be collected. 

2016 Collection Dates

As in the past, leaves will be collected on the same day as your recycling items.

If your recycling items are collected on:

Your leaves will be collected on the following dates:

Monday October 17, October 31, November 14, and November 28
Tuesday October 18, November 1, November 15, and November 29
Wednesday October 19, November 2, November 16, and November 30
Thursday October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 1


We encourage all residents to mulch and compost their leaves. If you choose not to take advantage of this natural process, please use the following guidelines to prepare your leaves for collection:
  • Place leaves in biodegradable kraft bags obtained from the Borough.
    Note: Loose leaves and leaves in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Place your leaves curbside by 5 a.m., but not more than 24 hours before pick-up.
  • Leaves only. Please do not mix refuse or other yard waste with your leaves.

Leaf Bag Pick up

Pick up your free bags.....



Day & Time

October 8th
(Rain or Shine) 
Grater Memorial Park
Cocalico St.
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
October 10th
Ephrata Borough Hall
124 S. State St.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Bags WILL NOT be available 
at the Ephrata Recreation Center.

    Please Note: Although we haven't placed a limit on the number of bags available per household, we do ask that you pick up only what you feel you'll need. Should you find additional bags are necessary, the above locations within the Borough will have them available for pick-up.