Leaves and Turkey Day

We are well into leaf season in Nether Providence with all shades of colors. The township leaf trucks are out vacuuming up leaves for mulching. Last year I wrote a piece on why do this when its clearly more beneficial for your yard to keep the nutrients in the leaves. But, if you want them removed by the township for composting, here’s the schedule;

Week of 10/17 – Wards 2,3,4
Week of 10/24 – Wards 1,5,6,7
Week of 11/7 – Wards 2,3,4
Week of 11/14 – Wards 1,5,6,7
Week of 11/28 – Wards 2,3,4
Week of 12/5 – Wards 1,5,6,7
Week of 12/12 – final pass through all wards (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

The township has the following reminders. The first one particularly seems to be missed by most people – do not put leaves in the street.

Please keep your leaves at the curb but NOT in the street. Leaves in the street can cause safety issues as cars will swerve around piles into oncoming traffic, the leaves can create slippery conditions, and the leaves will wash into the storm drains and create blockages.

Please do not bag the leaves. They are sucked up by a leaf vacuum, so the bagging is not necessary.

No other yard waste, besides leaves, should be included in the piles. This will cause problems for the machines. The non-leaf yard waste is mulched at the Township’s leaf-site, whereas the yard waste is taken off-site. For that reason, yard waste and leaves cannot be co-mingled.

Please do not park vehicles in front of the leaf piles as the workers will be unable to collect them. They will not be able to return until the following week to collect them if something is blocking the pile.

NPE’s Turkey Trot also got a brief mention in the DelCo Times again,

The Delco Turkey Trot, the biggest turkey trot in Delaware County, will once again kick off on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24 at Nether Providence Elementary School, 410 Moore Road, Wallingford. The race can also be run virtually.

The trot is both a 5K road race and a 1-mile Little Drumstick Run, with in-person and virtual options. This is a family friendly event: runners and walkers are welcome, as well as baby strollers.

The Delco Turkey Trot was first run in 2017. Last year, nearly 850 participated. There are awards for winners, medals for finishers, and fun prizes for best costume.

You can still sign up to run online.

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