Lower Salford Township is one of eleven member municipalities which belong to the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission (NMCRC).
These eleven municipalities work together to increase recycling and to promote recycling awareness and education. Through the NMCRC, the Township is able to obtain DEP 904 Grant Funds for our recycling efforts. These funds are put back into the community to obtain leaf bags for our residents to purchase at a discounted cost, as well as provide recycling bins free of charge to our residents. To learn more about the NMCRC and their efforts to promote responsible recycling, please visit their website: 

To read more about the Township Recycling requirements, click the link below to see the Code:

Burning Policy is Dictated by
Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection forbids any type**(See exceptions below) of open burning. Prior to 2010, Township policy 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. 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 outdoor cooking, 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.

Yearly Montgomery County Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Montgomery County Recycles

Use 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.


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Ever wonder what to do with outdated and/or unused medication?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.

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.

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 Seller's Guide to Hazardous Waste

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


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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