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.
To arrange for a bulk trash pick up, please fill out the form below listing the items you would like to discard. You are limited to 5 items per pick up.
Examples of Acceptable Bulk Items:
Furniture including tables, book shelves, and sofas; auto tires without rims; mattresses; bicycles; baby carriages; washers; dryers; refrigerators; air conditioners; ranges; hot water heaters; lawn mowers (gasoline removed); auto wheels/rims; steel cable.
Examples of Unacceptable Bulk Items:
This includes rock, cement, gravel, brick, block and concrete. All construction materials resulting from the repair, excavation, construction or demolition of buildings or structures must be removed by the property owner or contractor doing the work.
Examples of household hazardous waste materials that are Unacceptable for bulk pick up:
pesticides, herbicides, drain and oven cleaners, spot removers, items containing gasoline and oil, varnish, antifreeze, cell phones, computers and monitors, televisions, 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. Below is a quick rundown of dates and locations for household hazardous waste:
NORMAL HOUSEHOLD REFUSE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PART OF THE BULK TRASH PROGRAM. DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD REFUSE WITH YOUR REGULAR WEEKLY TRASH PICK UP. ALSO NOTE THAT TELEVISIONS AND CRT MONITORS CONTAIN LEAD AND MUST BE TAKEN TO A HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT.
Also, please be aware that we send different trucks out to pick up different items (one picks up white goods, one picks up refrigerant, etc). This is why we ask that you describe your item as best as possible.
Please be advised that each item with refrigerant (a/c, refrigerator, water cooler, freezer, dehumidifier) will incur a $10 Hazardous Waste Fee. Our address to send a check (made payable to Borough of Lansdowne) or to come in person is:
Lansdowne Borough Hall, ATTN: Betsy Riffert
12 E. Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050
Please keep in mind that we do not accept construction debris. If you’ve hired a contractor to do something for you, it is their responsibility to remove the debris.