Recycling


LINK TO: CODE OF LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP:
CHAPTER 95 - GARBAGE, RUBBISH AND REFUSE



2018 RECYCLING EVENTS:

Household Hazardous Waste Events: CLICK HERE
Tire Collection Events: CLICK HERE
Compost Bins & Rain Barrels: CLICK HERE
Southeastern PA Regional Events: CLICK HERE
Paper Shredding Event: CLICK HERE
 


Recycling News:

Recycling News: December 2018

WHAT TO DO WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICES?

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT

NEW: Mobile App to help you Recycle!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

LEAF COLLECTION SERVICE CHANGES:

At the Regular Meeting of the Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors held on October 5, 2011 an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Ordinance was adopted which requires private refuse haulers operating in the Township to pickup leaves in biodegradable bags one time in the Fall and one time each Spring. This action was taken after an evaluation of the utilization of the curbside pickup of leaves three times in the Fall and one time in the Spring under a contract let by the Township. It was the Township’s belief that the curbside pickup service was grossly underutilized with respect to the $27,596.00 contract cost.

In addition to the private pickup requirement, the Township will continue to provide a leaf/yard waste (no grass clippings) drop off location. Leaves and yard waste in biodegradable bags may be deposited in the container at the Township Building Parking Lot at no cost throughout the year. Biodegradable bags may be purchased at the Township Municipal Building ($.35 cents per bag, or 3 bags for $1.00 or 50 bags for $16.50).

LEAF COLLECTION FLYER


Leaf Recycling Program

Regulations governing grant monies distributed to Lower Salford Township via the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission strictly prohibit the burning of leaves. Biodegradable bags are available for purchase in the township office for 35 cents per bag (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50 for $16.50). Residents may deposit bags of leaves and other yard waste in the container located on the north side of the township building nearest Kulp Road.

The container is available year round. Bags are always available for purchase here at the Township Building for 35 cents each (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50/$16.50)


Change in Open Burning Policy is Dictated by
Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has advised Lower Salford Township that its interpretation of the Pennsylvania Recycling Act 101 regulations does not permit the open burning of any yard waste. This supercedes the previous Township policy which permitted the open burning of small twigs/shrub trimmings at designated times upon obtaining a permit to do so. The option now is to cut the twigs to a small size and to place such twigs and/or shrub trimmings in a biodegradable paper bag which can be deposited in the large metal container at the Township Building Parking Lot. Curbside collection of bagged (paper) leaves will continue to be provided one time per month in April, October, November and December each year. The open burning of any recyclables or household trash has been, and continues to be, prohibited by the Township.

The only exceptions to the revised open burning policy are outdoorcooking, ceremonial bonfires or campfires, and burning related to the production of agriculture commodities on a farm operation. The latter two options require pre-notification to the Fire Marshal.

Any instances of alleged open burning violations should be reported to the Township Office at 215-256-8087.

2018 Montgomery County Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Program


Montgomery County Recycles


earth911.org

Use earth911.org to find the nearest place that takes items not picked up curbside. On this site, you put in the item you wish to recycle along with your zip code, and a list of locations will be provided.

earth911


Drug Recycling

Ever wonder what to do with outdated and/or unused medication?
The Lower Salford Police Department has a drop-off box for unused/expired medication.  The Police Department is located at 379 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438.  The drop-box is in their lobby.


Telephone Books / Yellow Pages Books

Dont' know what to do with all those old phone books? Or maybe you just don't want the one that was delivered to your home. Click the link below to lean more about your options as a consumer as well as recycling the ones you already have.

"Opt Out" of receiving Phone Book Delivery


Wheels For Wishes

This non-profit organization is a car donation program benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. They offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. For more information, click their website below.

http://philadelphia.wheelsforwishes.org/


Vehicles for Veterans

This is a non-profit organization program that benefits disabled veterans. For more information on this program, please visit their website linked below.

http://www.vehiclesforveterans.org


Recycling Containers

 Recyclables are collected by your private trash hauler. However, the Township does provide recycling bins free of charge. Stop by the Township Office during regular business hours to pick up a recycling bin.


Residential Recycling Guide
* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get it.




Home Buyer and Seller's Guide to Household Hazardous Waste and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of-Materials
Montgomery County has put together a very thorough guide to help buyers and sellers of homes dispose of hazardous waste. Click the link below to download this guide.

Home Buyer and Sellar's Guide to Hazardous Waste


Commercial Recycling Requirements
Please click on the link below and refer to Section 95-6.B.

CODE OF LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP CHAPTER 95: GARBAGE, RUBBISH & REFUSE


What To Do About Paint
Latex (water based) Paint is not a hazardous waste. Allow excess latex paint to air dry or use a commercial waste paint hardener available at hardware and paint stores. When dry, latex paint may be placed in your trash for regular pickup. Oil based paint is a hazardous waste. Save that for one of the special household hazardous collection days.



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