Bulk Trash – updated
BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE BULK CONSIDER DONATING, PLEASE READ: Hi…this is Betsy and I’ve been getting a lot of calls for perfectly good items that you just don’t want/need anymore. You’re cleaning out a relative’s home, someone gave you a dresser that’s better than the one you have, but the one you have isn’t in bad shape. PLEASE consider calling the Community Action Agency of Delaware County BEFORE you call me. They operate a donations warehouse in Folcroft. They are always in need of furniture and household items in GOOD CONDITION which can then be given to their clients in emergency shelters, or families who are leaving the shelter and setting up a new apartment. They also help victims of domestic abuse, fire and other disasters by partnering with more than 25 local service agencies. The need beds, dressers, tvs, living room furniture, bedroom furniture, tables, chairs….all the stuff that you’re scheduling for bulk!! If you feel that your gently used items can help someone else, please call them at 610-522-9611 and see if they’ll accept/need your GOOD CONDITION items BEFORE you schedule bulk.
The Borough’s bulk sanitation service provided scheduled collection for up to eight eligible items. Eligible items include debris produced when a homeowner is performing a small home improvement project such as a toilet or vanity replacement, or the replacement of doors and cabinets. Other eligible bulk sanitation items include: limited quantities of lumber, old furniture, white goods, lawn equipment, and appliances. Items containing Freon such as dehumidifiers, a/c units, refrigerators and freezers require a $10 environmental fee. Send payment to Borough Hall, 12 E. Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050. ATTN: Betsy Riffert
Debris produced by more significant household renovations and all debris produced by a contractor is ineligible for bulk trash and must be disposed of by way of a private hauler. Dumpster permits are available free of charge.
Ineligible bulk debris includes all rock, cement, gravel, brick, block, dirt and concrete. Additional ineligible material includes pesticides, herbicides, drain and oven cleaners, spot removers, items containing gasoline and oil, varnish, antifreeze, swimming pool chemicals, oil-based paint, paint thinner and turpentine. Delaware County sponsors household hazardous waste collections throughout the year. For more information on this program call 610-892-9627 or visit their web site HERE.
To arrange for and schedule bulk sanitation collection, please fill out the form below and register. Households are limited to 8 items per collection. To assist in making a more efficient system please complete the entire form.