Borough of Hummelstown

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Tree Trimming Pickup

The Borough will bring the chipper to your property to chip tree limbs, hedges and bushes.  This free service will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from April to September. To receive this service, you must:


Call the Borough Office (566-2555) and provide your name, address, phone number and description of material to be chipped no later than 4:00 pm the day before scheduled chipping. Failure to call by the Tuesday deadline will result in the postponement of your chipping until the following month.


Chipping is only available for brush cut by homeowners.  This chipping service is not for contractors or anyone doing major lot clearing.  Contractors are responsible for their own brush removal.


Piles of brush can be 15 ft long and 4 ft in height.  All branches should face in the same direction (no cross stacking) with the blunt/cut end facing out.  The crew will not enter yards and carry material to the chipper.  Material must be placed along a street or alley where it can be placed directly into the chipper.


Only tree branches of up to six (6) inches in diameter will be accepted.


DO NOT place anything out other than limbs, hedges and bushes. No vines, branches with prickly leaves (ie. holly) grass clippings, lumber, roots, stumps, metal, etc.  will  be accepted.

The Borough crew has the right to refuse this service to any resident that does not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.


This program is offered in conjunction with the leaf removal program in the fall.  Residents are reminded to trim their trees to a height of 14’ above the street and 8’ over a public sidewalk to prevent injury to pedestrians and the leaf collection crew and their equipment.  In the fall, if your trees are not trimmed to the required height, the crew will not pick up your leaves.