Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Lower Merion pickup continues for tree debris


Pickup continues for tree debris

LOWER MERION One week just wasn't enough.

That's why Lower Merion Township is going to take at least through mid-April to pick up the winter's leftover tree debris from homes.

The pickups began toward the end of last month, but many township neighborhoods still have branches, big and small, sitting by curbs or lying where snow and ice and wind knocked them down.

The special collection program's extension is only for streets that have not yet had a pickup, township officials said.

"If debris from your street has already been collected, there will not be a second pickup," they said.

There are other limits: Limbs and branches can be no longer than 10 feet and have a maximum diameter of 15 inches. Though bundling the branches isn't required, bringing them to the curb or adjacent to the sidewalk is.

Homeowners also can take yard debris to the Koegel Public Works Complex in Penn Valley. For more information, visit the township's website at

- Carolyn Davis

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