The Palmerton Borough Council has announced the borough's leaf collection program will be in operation from Oct. 22 through Nov. 21.

Leaf pickup will be as follows:

Mondays - Residence Park and areas north of Columbia Avenue and east of Third Street.

Tuesdays - north sides of Lehigh and Franklin avenues.

Wednesday - south side of Lafayette and Columbia avenues; and south sides of 100 and 200 blocks of Princeton, Edgemont and Harvard avenues.

Thursdays - north sides of Lafayette and Columbia avenues; and north side of 100 and 200 blocks of Princeton, Edgemont and Harvard avenues.

Fridays - Avenue A, Avenue B, Delaware Avenue and south side of Lehigh and Franklin avenues.

Residents should remember not to rake the leaves into the street. They should be placed along the curb so that they do not scatter before they are picked up.

Alleys will be picked up with the same street schedule.

It is not necessary to bag the leaves.

residents are asked to have their vehicles removed on the streets according to the above schedule so that the leaves are accessible for the pickup machine.

Anyone with questions about the leaf collection program can call the borough office at (610) 826-2505.