Mission Statement

The Public Works Department is committed to providing efficient, cost-effective services to our citizens in the areas of Streets, Storm Water, Sanitation, and Recycling. With a team of people dedicated to excellence and customer satisfaction, we strive to accomplish these tasks efficiently, effectively and with accountability to the community we serve.
NEWS AND ALERTS

YARD WASTE

The Township will not be accepting any plastic bags or craft bags filled with anything other than Yard Waste, which is defined as leaves, shrubs and tree trimmings. Plastic bags and other unacceptable items (flower pots, yard ornaments, etc) will be left at the curb.

In case of emergency, dial 911!

The Department is under the direction of a Superintendent and Foreman and is supported by the Administrative Assistant, Mechanic, Laborers, and Drivers.

ROADWAY MAINTENANCE
The Public Works Department is committed to providing excellent customer service to the maintenance of our roads in a timely manner.
To report potholes or street light issues on township roads, please contact the office with detailed information pertaining to the issue, especially the location.
For issues pertaining to state roads, please call PennDot at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).

PLAYGROUND SAFETY
We are committed to providing safe playground conditions at each Township park. If anyone should notice maintenance issues at any of the parks, we ask you contact the office and report the issue in detail. We will make every effort to resolve the issue in a timely manner.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Joe Okolowski
Superintendent
ext. 207

Jim Putman
Foreman
ext. 208

Jeanmarie Broomall
Assistant
jbroomall@upperchitwp.org
ext. 228

Trash Routes

Enter your address to find out your trash schedule.


TRASH COLLECTIONS
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the operation of the pick-up and safe disposal of trash. Trash pick-up is collected once a week throughout the year.

Refuse must be placed in a trash can and curbside by 6:00am on the day of pickup. Items may be placed in a container of your choice, but the container must be no larger than 32 gallons and weigh no more than 50 lbs.

The safety of our workers is extremely important as well as the cleanliness of our community. We ask residents to be considerate of your community, Township employees, and neighbors.

Please take the following precautionary steps:

  • Trash must be placed into containers at curbside.
  • Make sure your trash containers have lids that can be securely fastened to prevent trash from blowing around.
  • Tie paper into bundles before placing into your containers.
  • Refrain from throwing loose trash into containers.
  • Pick up any loose trash around your home and place in trash cans.

Delayed collection due to snow or weather emergency conditions preventing collection service on the regularly scheduled date will result in the collections being made on the next calendar day following the end of the snow or weather emergency.

BULK COLLECTION
The Township provides curbside pickup service to residents seeking to dispose of old appliances, furniture, etc. The fee for this service is $25.00 per truck (Metal/NonMetal) and is due in advance of pickup. Residents can visit the Township office during regular business hours to arrange for this service. Payments must be paid by check or cash. The fee for Sr. Citizens age 62 and over will be waived. ID must be provided to the office to receive this discount.

ALL items must be placed at the curb by 6:00am the day of scheduled pickup.

RECYCLING COLLECTIONS
Recycling in the Township is single stream; all material can be mixed together in your recycling bin.  Recycle pick-up is collected on a biweekly basis throughout the year. Recyclables must be placed curbside by 6:00am the morning of your regular trash pickup. Items should be placed in your Township issued recycling bin, container of your choice, or in paper bags (container must be no larger than 32 gallons and weigh no more than 50 lbs). Please do not put recycles in plastic bags. There is no limit on the amount of material that may be put out for collection.

In addition to the curbside recycling program, the Township offers recycling drop off dumpsters to dispose of recycles. These dumpsters are located in the rear parking lot of the Municipal Complex.

While not everything can be recycled, the majority of products and materials we use on a daily basis can be.

It ALL goes together: Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail/Envelopes, Paper, Paperboard (cereal/shoe boxes), Cardboard/Brown Paper Bags, Plastic Narrow Neck Bottles, Soda/Juice/Water Bottles (glass or plastic), Milk Jugs, Bleach Detergent Bottles, Shampoo Bottles, Glass Bottle/Jars (any color), Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)

What NOT to include: Plastic Bags, Unmarked Plastics (laundry baskets/chairs/toys), Windows, Light Bulbs, Dishes, Pyrex, Ceramics, Foam Packing, Styrofoam, Containers Containing Food Waste.

Some materials such as motor oil, batteries, and pesticides contain toxic chemicals that, if improperly discarded, can pose a threat to health and the environment. These items should be discarded at the HHW Events held throughout the year. Please refer to the Delaware County HHW Events Flyer for dates and times.

Electronics such as televisions, computers, cell phones, video game consoles, DVD players, etc., include toxic chemicals on their motherboards and pose a threat when sent to landfills. These items can be safely discarded at E-Waste Events throughout the year. These dates will be available to the public once scheduled for the year. Not only are these items harmful if placed in the trash, it is also illegal to throw these items away in the regular trash or recycle bins.

LEAF COLLECTION
Leaves will be picked up on the same day as your normal trash collection. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags and separate from your trash & recyclables. Please refer to the calendar for start and end dates.

Residents are asked to please refrain from blowing leaves into the streets. This will minimize the buildup of leaves in the Township storm drains which can cause flooding and create an unsafe condition for the community.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION

Starting April through September, yard waste collections are available to residents on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Yard waste consists of leaves, dead flowers/plants, wood chips, hedge clippings, pine needles/cones and brush. No grass clippings will be accepted. Residents need to call the Public Works Department by noon the Tuesday prior to the scheduled collection to arrange for your pick up. This pickup is Free to residents. 

Important Trash and Recycling Information

If you have received a notice similar to the one displayed to the left, the Sanitation Department has identified items in either your trash, or recycling that can not be disposed in that manner. As a rule of thumb, items from the 3 lists below can not be placed in the regular garbage.