In this section you can find information pertaining to the Trash & Recycling program of Upper Darby Township. You can also view the Townships Recycling Calendar Online or download the 2020 Recycling Calendar in PDF Format.
Regular Household Trash consists of garbage, rubbish and trash waste material generated in private homes or apartment houses with less than five units. The following items may also be acceptable to Regular Collection, if properly prepared for pick-up.
Collection Time: Trash must be out for pick-up no later than 7:00 A.M. on your scheduled trash day. Cans must be removed from the trash line no later than 6:00 P.M.
Trash Can Size: Trash cans should not exceed 32 gallons in size and should not have permanently attached lids. Cans larger than 32 gallons, or cans with attached lids, may not be completely emptied due to the can size or attached lids. Weight limit: The combined weight of a trash can and the trash shall not exceed 40lbs. This includes days when there is excessive amount of rain and the can fills with water. (It's helpful to punch drainage holes in the bottom of your trash can.) The allowable total combined weight per household pick-up is 200lbs.
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING is defined as the collection of newspapers & paper products; corrugated paper & cardboard; aluminum food & beverage cans; steel & bi-metallic food & beverage cans; plastic products numbered 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 (no plastic bags) and glass containers, excluded are plate glass, light bulbs, automotive glass, blue glass, porcelain and ceramic products. Ordinance No. 2972 of Upper Darby Township requires all residents to separate from their regular trash and to recycle the following:
Yard Waste is defined as leaves, garden residues, shrubbery and tree trimmings (4 inches or less in diameter and less than 3 feet long), and similar material (no grass clippings). The collection will take place the Week of May 13 and the Week of November 11 on your regular recycling day only. Do not use plastic bags to recycle yard waste. Place in biodegradable paper bags or loose in trash cans without bags.
Christmas Trees will be collected only on the designated recycling day for your area as listed in the calendar. Trees will only be collected if they are free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and are not in plastic bags.
Upper Darby Township offers pick-up service for the occasional large household item commonly referred to as Bulk Trash.
Some examples of items that are unsuitable for the Regular Trash Collection include large metal appliances, filing cabinets, air conditioners and TV's. Large furniture such as sectional sofas, sleep sofas and metal framed recliners are also considered Bulk Trash.
There is a fee per item that must be paid prior to pick up. Contact the Department of Public Works at 610-734-7713 with any questions, to obtain a Fee Schedule and to schedule a Bulk Trash pick-up.
The Township will NOT take the following items:
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