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 40 gallons and weigh no more than 30 lbs). Township issued containers remain with the property in the event of change of ownership.
Plastic bags are not recyclable, therefore will not be collected. There is no limit on the amount of material that may be put out for collection. DO NOT overfill containers. Lids must be closed to prevent waste from spilling/flying into streets.
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, Pool Supplies, Medical Waste, Fluorescent Bulbs, Construction Debris, 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.
CLICK HERE for the 2018 list of eWaste Collection Events
Hazardous Waste Collection
Upper Chichester Township is not permitted to collect hazardous waste. Throughout the year, Delaware County organizes several Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, which allows residents an opportunity to rid of household hazardous waste at no charge. Proof of residency may be required at the drop off. All Events begin 9:00AM and end promptly at 3:00PM. For information about Delaware County’s Household Hazardous Waste program, visit their webpage at: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle/hhw.html or contact the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority at 610-892-9627.
CLICK HERE for the 2018 list of HHW Collection Events
The Township provides the opportunity for residents to safely discard old, unused documents in a safe manner at Township sponsored Shredding Events throughout the year.
CLICK HERE for the 2018 Shredding Collection Events
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. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be collected. 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. 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. 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.
Christmas Tree Collection
Homeowners can place their trees at the curb for removal on their regular trash day during the first FULL three weeks of January. All trees must be free of lights, tinsel, stands, and decorations. In addition, residents can dispose of trees at the Delaware County Compost Farm during the first 3 weeks of January from 7:00AM to 3:00PM.
Delaware County Composting Farm
2300 Concord Road & Incinerator Road
Chester, PA 19013