Trash will be picked up once a week and recyclable materials will also be picked up once a week except for emergencies.
Pick-up is between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Pick up could run later on days when the volume of the materials are large.
All containers are to be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on your normal day of collection.
Containers brought to the curb for collection are not to be brought out before 7 p.m. the day before the regularly scheduled collection, and must be returned to the rear house line before 11 p.m. on the day of collection.
Containers must be watertight with covers and made of rust resistant metal or plastic with not more than a 35 gallon capacity (50 pounds when full).
Every homeowner is required to use a container.
No more than 150 pounds will be collected from any household at 1 time.
Residents who already own commercial containers on wheels must bag their refuse before placing it in the container.
It is suggested that each property owner identify his permanent container by painting his street number on the container.
Trash Container Storage
Containers may be placed near the side/rear house lines.
Dogs must be chained or confined away from containers otherwise trash or recyclables will not be collected.
Preparation of Trash & Refuse
All refuse must be drained and free from liquids before being placed in refuse containers.
Loose material must be in bags or tied in bundles.
All paint cans and extra trash (non household) must be placed at curb for pick up. All paint cans must be dried up and placed in a cardboard box. Call 610-688-5600 extension 181 to arrange for a paint can collection. Paint will not be taken unless you call first.
All needles must be placed in a heavy duty plastic container such as laundry detergent bottles, with the lid tightly closed and marked needles on the container. This container should be placed on top of your can in full view of your collector.
Items not be accepted in the normal refuse collection
Televisions and Computer Monitors will not be collected
Flammable liquids, asphalt, pathological wastes, animals or animal waste, construction, demolition and remodeling, or hazardous materials
Refrigerators, stoves, dehumidifiers, water heaters, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, or any other large appliances
Bed springs, box springs, metal beds, fencing or posts
Motor vehicles or parts of motor vehicles
Industrial refuse resulting from manufacturing processing operations
Refuse from meat or food processing plant operations
Material which in the opinion of the Public Works Department is excessively wet
Industrial and/or hazardous wastes as defined by the United States Department of Environmental Resources
Refuse resulting from the repair, excavation, or construction of buildings, such as sand, earth, lumber, brick, stone, mortar, plaster, roofing materials, etc. shall be removed at the expense of the owner or the contractor doing the work. It will not be collected by the township
Bulk items, such as large appliances, furniture, and fencing. Please see Open Truck / Bulk Trash Collections for information on disposal of these items
Hazardous materials may be disposed of at Delaware county's Household Hazardous Waste Collections Events, which are held throughout the year
Televisions and Computer Monitors must be Recycled at an electronics recycling center or event - the Refuse Department cannot accept these items
Disposal Tips for Home Health Care Wastes
Home health care wastes primarily consist of “used sharps,” such as needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp objects, as well as soiled bandages, disposable sheets and gloves. Prevent injury, illness and pollution by following some simple steps when disposing of these wastes in the household trash.
1.Place all used sharps in an opaque puncture -resistant, hard plastic or metal container. An empty detergent bottle with a screw -on capor an empty coffee can will do.
2.Close the container with its original lid and secure with heavy duty tape.
3.Place the tightly sealed container in a paper bag and discard it with the household trash.
4.Place non -sharp home health care wastes in a doubled, securely fastened, opaque plastic trash bag before putting them in the garbage can with other wastes.
DO NOT PLACE IT
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: Prior to disposal, disinfect used sharps with a solution of 1 teaspoon of bleach in 1/2 gallon of water.
Place used sharps in an
Seal lids on containers of
sharps with heavy
Seal trash bags with tape or
Label plastic jug or metal
can "DO NOT RECYCLE”
Keep waste containers out
of reach of children and