Brush & Leaf Collection Update

Brush & Leaf Collection Update


November brush collection is scheduled for the week of the 19th. Please note that once temperatures drop and snow arrives, monthly brush collection will be suspended until spring of 2019. Officially, the Fall Leaf Collection Event has been completed; however, College Township will continue to collect leaves as scheduling permits and until winter weather arrives. Guidelines for leaf collection performed by Township personnel can be found HERE.

Please call the Township with any questions at (814) 231-3021, or email the Public Works Director, Lonnie Nolen, at

Brush collection performed by College Township personnel will continue on a monthly basis through the spring and summer months. The goal is to start collecting brush around the third week of each month, but the start date can fluctuate due to other roadwork and construction scheduling. Please monitor the Township website for brush collection notices, as well as follow the Township on Facebook and Twitter. Collection dates are posted on the Township website under News and Announcements. Guidelines for brush collection performed by Township personnel can be found HERE. An informational video is also available HERE. Questions about Township brush and leaf collection operations can be directed to Lonnie Nolen at (814) 231-3021. 

In addition to Township brush collection service, three bundles of brush can also be placed out for collection by Advanced Disposal. 

  • Cut into lengths not exceeding six (6) feet
  • No larger than four (4) inches in diameter
  • Each bundle shall not exceed forty (40) pounds
  • No grass clippings will be collected (click HERE for information on grass disposal)

Again, regular service customers of Advanced Disposal have an eight-bag limit each week. Three of those eight bags can contain leaves/yard trimmings or be 40-lb bundles of brush. Example:

  • Five 32-gallon bags of household waste
  • Two 32-gallon bags of leaves/yard trimmings (closed)
  • One 40-lb bundle of brush

Please contact Pam Adams at Centre Region Council of Governments with any questions or issues regarding Advanced Disposal service: (814) 234-7198. 


As a reminder, College Township holds two leaf collection events per year - one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring leaf event typically involves the road crew visiting each neighborhood one time. This spring, however, each neighborhood was visited twice due to poor weather conditions in April. 

Please note that regular service customers of Advanced Disposal have an eight-bag limit (32-gallon size) for household waste collection each week. Three of those eight bags can be filled with leaves, brush, or yard trimmings for collection by Advanced Disposal. Please close garbage bags that are filled with leaves or yard trimmings, and place them out with bags containing your normal household waste. Please refer above for how to bundle brush. Again, this allowance is for regular service customers who have an eight-bag per week collection limit. Please contact Pam Adams at Centre Region Council of Governments with any questions or issues with this method of leaf disposal: (814) 234-7198.