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Trash and Recycling Services

Sanitation Modernization Program begins January 7th 2019!

The 2019 Map-Calendar

Christmas Tree Collection Wednesday, January 9th 2019. Please do not discard trees with trash/recycling.


General Guidance

  • Televisions will not be collected by Lansdowne Borough. As of August 2018 the Salvation Army will accept televisions in working condition at 66 Chester Pike Collingdale, PA 19023 Phone number: 610-461-9102. Alternatively contact the Community Action Agency of Delaware County to schedule a pick up or drop off at 610-874-8451
  • Remove/drain liquid from trash. To prevent the accumulation of liquid in containers drill holes into the bottom of each container.
  • Units of trash shall never exceed 40 pounds.
  • Tree trimmings, hedge clippings, and other bundled material shall not exceed three feet in length and not exceed two feet in diameter. Tree trimmings, branches, and similar materials shall not be placed in a trash container. DO NOT mix of trash and yard waste on yard waste collection days. Such material will not be collected.
  • Broken glass, syringes, and other sharp objects must be disposed of in containers which are designed to insulate from contact with sanitation staff.
  • Animal feces and diapers must be disposed of in water-tight plastic bags.
  • All containers shall have a water tight lid and be of such type that they shall securely contain its contents and may be easily handled by one employee.
  • All refuse containers shall be maintained in good condition, it must not have ragged or sharp edges. Trash in poorly conditioned containers will not be collected.
  • Trash containers shall be metal or of substantial plastic construction. Plastic disposal bags are acceptable.
  • The Borough may restrict the use of plastic bags when a pattern of rodent activity is experienced. In such cases the Borough may direct the use of metal or substantial plastic containers, with tight lids to terminate the activity.
  • Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse, garbage, rubbish, bulk waste, or recyclables on any residential or non-residential premises is deemed to be a nuisance and is prohibited.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the occupants of the premises upon which the refuse containers are maintained or employees of the Borough to remove covers, containers, or contents of refuse containers placed for collection.
  • Sanitation staff will not risk damaging vehicles and other obstructions in the pathway between the location of trash containers and the sanitation truck and if such obstructions are present trash will not be collected.
  • A clear path free of snow and ice must be provided for our employees to pass or residents should bring containers to the curb line.

Recycling Guidelines

Download the Residential Guide to Zero-Sort Recycling

It ALL goes in together

  • Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs
  • Telephone/Soft Cover Books
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes (all types)
  • Paper (all colors, staples/paperclips are okay)
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes – remove plastic liner, beer & soda carriers)
  • Cardboard/Brown Paper Bags
  • Plastic narrow neck bottles numbered #1-2
  • (Soda/Juice/Water Bottles, Milk Jugs, Bleach/Detergent, Shampoo Bottles)
  • Glass Bottles/Jars (any color)
  • Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)
  • Food containers, baby bottles, disposable cups
  • Plastics #1, #2, #4, #5, #7
What NOT to include:

  • No Unmarked Plastics (laundry baskets/chairs/toys)
  • No Windows/Light Bulbs
  • No Dishes, No Pyrex, No Ceramics
  • No Foam Packaging, No Styrofoam
  • No Recyclables Containing Food Waste
  • No #3 (PVC-juice bottles, PVC piping) and #6* (PS-styrofoam, such as egg cartons)

Remember to remove all lids and rinse.

    • If you need a container, call the 610-623-7300 ext 211
    • All apartments, condominiums and businesses are required to recycle!

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