This Week's Leaf Collection Schedule: Dec. 3-7

Bethlehem leaf collection continues in the Northeast, North and West sides this week.


Bethlehem’s Department of Public Works continues with leaf collection in the Northeast Monday through Wednesday and on the North and West sides Thursday and Friday.

The Streets Bureau asks that city residents adhere to the following guidelines:

Please place loose leaves in the street the day before your scheduled pick up date. Do not place leaves in the street early or after your scheduled pickup date to avoid problems with drainage and/or vehicular access. 

Please do not place leaves in the street after your scheduled pickup date, unless they are in brown earth bags. 

Plastic bags or leaves covered with tarps will not be accepted.  If you choose you can also bag your leaves in brown earth bags (available at the Compost or Recycling Centers; they are sold for two for $1), call (610) 865-7065 to inform us of the number of bags you have, place them curbside, and they will be scheduled to be picked up.

Branches, sticks, grass or other yard waste will not be accepted.  Please do not place leaves under or close to vehicles because we will not be able to pick them up.


  • Remove cars from scheduled streets whenever possible- leaves under vehicles will not be removed.
  • DO NOT mix branches, grass or garbage with the leaves.
  • Branches may be taken to the Compost Center.
  • If it rains, the sections will be done on the next possible day.

Attached to this article find a PDF city map that shows you the collection districts.

The anticipated schedule may vary from time to time depending on weather and workload. Any questions should be directed to the Public Works Streets Bureau at (610) 865-7065.

The Department of Public Works has also recently created a Facebook page to keep citizens and interested parties up to date with all the happenings within the City as they relate to Public Works projects and services.

This week's collection schedule is as follows:


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4, & 5 

District #39 – Northeast

Area bounded by Butztown Rd., Linden St., and City Line.

District #40 – Northeast

Area bounded by Easton Ave., Butztown Rd., Linden St., Edgewood Ave., and North Blvd.

District #42 – Northeast

Area bounded by Macada Rd., Linden Street, Langhorne Ave., Madison Ave., Dewberry Ave., Center Street, Northfield Pl., and Main St.

District #44 - Northeast

Area bounded by Macada Rd., Center St., Linden St., Biery's Bridge Rd., and the City Line.

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7

District #34 - West Side

Area bounded by Stanford Rd., 8th Ave., Catasauqua Rd., Schoenersville Rd., and Spur Route.

District #23 - North Side

Area bounded by Elizabeth Ave., Linden St., Center St.,         

and Broad St.

District #24 - North Side

Area bounded by Elizabeth Ave., Center St., New St.,         and Broad St.

District #25 - North Side

Area bounded by Elizabeth Ave., Center St., Linden St. and

Washington Ave.


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