DELCO ALERT: August 31, 2021

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Delco Alert - August 31, 2021

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some updates for the Upper Darby community:

From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon, our area is under a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service. As Hurricane Ida passes through the region, heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms associated with this storm may result in 3 to 5 inches of rain. This can lead to instances of flash flooding. Please prepare accordingly and stay safe.

ATwice weekly trash pick-up ends this Friday, September 3rd. Also, Monday, September 6th is a Township Holiday: our offices will be closed and there will be no trash or recycling collection that day. Please refer to the new trash and recycling newsletters that were sent out in June to see the modified schedule for the week. This information is also available online at

A friendly reminder about weekly yard waste collection: Yard waste is defined as leaves, garden residues, shrubbery and tree trimmings and similar material. Grass clippings are NOT considered yard waste. Please do not use plastic bags to recycle yard waste or single-stream recycling; instead, place your yard waste in biodegradable paper bags or place the yard waste loosely in trash cans without bags. Yard waste is collected on your regular recycling pick-up day, not on your trash pick-up day.

There is currently one opening on the Upper Darby Historic Commission, as well as a couple on the Library Board. If you are interested in serving on one of these entities, please send an email with a cover letter and a copy of your resume to

On Saturday, September 18th, there will be a skate park pop-up event from 11 am to 2 pm at Observatory Playground on West Chester Pike. This event is a partnership between Upper Darby and the Delco Skate Coalition.

We are seeking sponsors, vendors, and performers for the 2021 Upper Darby International Festival, which will take place on Saturday, October 2nd, from 1 to 5 pm. Please email for more information, and be sure to follow the Festival’s Facebook page for future updates. You can also follow Upper Darby Government on Facebook and LinkedIn at “upperdarby” and on Instagram and Twitter at “upperdarbypa”.

This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer, wishing you a good evening.


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