How does the fully Automated Recycling Collection work?

A 95 gallon recycling containers will be provided by the Township and will be distributed to each property currently receiving recycling collection by the Township’s Public Works Department. These new containers will be the only acceptable container to place your recycling materials in for collection and are not to be used for yard waste collection or the disposal of any other items.  All recycling materials must be placed in the new container: boxes or other containers may no longer be used to dispose of recycling materials.  Boxes must be broken down and placed in the new containers.  The containers should be placed at the curb and away from parked cars with the arrows facing the street.


The new recycling containers have been purchased with a $350,000 grant obtained by the Township from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Automated recycling will allow for both a more efficient collection process and one that is safer for the Township’s workforce.

Glass, Can, Plastic and Paper Recycling:  Unbroken glass bottles, clean aluminum and tin cans and #’s 1 thru 7 plastics, newspapers, computer paper, brown bags, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, paperboard cartons or boxes (not wax lined), including those from beverages, six packs and those used to hold pizza or other fast food items may be mixed together and placed curbside in the recycling containers that are provided by the Township. NO OTHER CONTAINERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  No trash, cigarettes, or food/drink residue should be in bottles.  No plate glass, light bulbs, mirrors, or broken glass is included in recycling (put in regular trash).  Cans which contained paint, fuel, aerosol spray, oil or other hazardous materials cannot be collected.  EXCLUDED:  Styrofoam (includes egg cartons, clamshell containers, plates, cups and meat trays, packing peanuts), plastic films or bags, PVC pipes, CD/DVDs, coffee cup lids, straws, plastic cutlery, plastic 6-pack rings, waxed paper, waxed cardboard, coat hangers.

The Township hopes the transition to automated recycling will be a smooth one and the staff will work with residents to address any questions or concerns you may have during the changeover. Please direct your questions to the Public Works Department at or 215-659-4070


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1. 2023 Leaf Vacuum Schedule
2. How do I know what Leaf Zone I live in?
3. Where should I put my leaves to be vacuumed?
4. What can I put to the curb for vacuuming?
5. What if all my leaves have not fallen after the leaf vacuum makes three passes?
6. Do changes to the yard waste pick up schedule affect the leaf vacuum schedule?
7. How many opportunities will I get to have my leaves vacuumed?
8. What do I do with my leaves if I missed putting them to the curb in time for the leaf vacuum for my zone?
9. What happens if there is a car parked in front of my pile of leaves?
10. How does the fully Automated Recycling Collection work?
11. Bulk/E-Waste Permits
12. Where can I find a list of the Snow Emergency Routes?
13. What should I do if a snow emergency is declared?
14. When will my street be salted/plowed?
15. Can I throw the snow into the street when I shovel out my car or my sidewalk/driveway area?
16. Who is responsible for removing snow from sidewalks on Commercial Property?
17. Who removes the snow from Residential Sidewalks?
18. Who is responsible for the clearing of handicapped ramps?
19. Why do plows always push snow into my driveway?
20. I have a medical condition. Can you plow my street in case there is an emergency and an ambulance needs to get through?
21. Why don’t you clean my driveway?
22. Why does the plow not remove all the snow from my road?
23. I only have on-street parking. Why do you always plow snow against my car?
24. If I live in a cul-de-sac, can snow be piled in the middle of the circle?
25. Whom do I contact if my mailbox is damaged?
26. Tips for shoveling during a snow storm.
27. How do I report a pothole?
28. Can I still put out bagged yard waste during leaf vacuuming season?
29. Where can I purchase biodegradable bags?
30. Can I use plastic yard waste bags?
31. Do I need a permit for a sofa, chair, box spring and mattress?
32. How to I get rid of latex paint?
33. Does the Township provide trash and recycling containers?
34. Where can I purchase Trash cans?
35. How do I report a Street Light that is not working?
36. Who is my water and sewer provider?
37. How to I dispose of household hazardous waste?
38. How do I dispose of a Television or other electronics?
39. What is Single Stream Recycling?
40. Does all my recycling need to be in one can?
41. Will Single Streaming effect E-Waste or Bulk pick up