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Public Works


The Public Works Department is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of Newtown Township’s 50.65 miles of roads, plus storm and sanitary sewers, parks, trails, buildings and other infrastructure. The department oversees the collection of home recyclables, the annual collection of leaves on all public streets and grounds in the autumn, and maintains an extensive fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment required to perform the constant upkeep of township infrastructure.

The Department is manned by one director and six staff members who work to accomplish their required duties each day of the year, and they are on-call 24/7. Some examples of their required tasks include storm water inlet maintenance, roadway repairs, tree and brush clearing, snow and ice control, traffic signal and streetlight maintenance, sewer and sewage pump station maintenance and the installation and maintenance of road signs.

Roads and Official Street Map

Township Roads: The Public Works Department maintains all roads that have officially been dedicated to Newtown Township. Please refer to the Official Street Map.

State Roads: These roads are generally noted as SR and the responsibility of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to maintain. These include Rt. 3 (West Chester Pike), Rt. 252 (Newtown Street Road), St. David’s Road, Bishop Hollow Road, Goshen Road, Bryn Mawr Avenue, Church Lane, Darby-Paoli Road and a portion of Gradyville Road.  Newtown Township does plow and salt all of these except Rt. 3 (West Chester Pike) and Rt. 252 (Newtown Street Road), which are plowed and salted by PennDOT.

Private Streets: These streets are maintained and salted / plowed privately or by the developer who built them. They are either kept private or will eventually turned over to Newtown Township for care. These streets are NOT presently maintained by Newtown Township. Although not every private street is listed, these include: Hickory Lane (from College to dead end), Pine Street (from Tennis to Summit), Walnut Street (from Farview to College, other than a short dedicated portion northeast of Tennis), Tennis Avenue (from Chestnut to Hickory), Locust Street (from Farview to College), College Avenue (from Chestnut to Walnut), Farview Avenue (portion southeast of Locust to end), Summit Avenue (portion southeast of Locust to end), Tuxedo Avenue (from Florida to Fairview), Masons Way, Hunters Run, the side streets connecting to Troop Farm Road, Camelot Lane, Clermont Drive, Muirwood Drive, Cornerstone Drive, Charles Ellis Drive, Alice Grim Blvd., Ashbrooke Road, Hedgerow Lane, Mill Hollow, the private drive off of Llangollen, the streets in the Liseter Development and the streets in Greene Countrie Estates.


Harry J. Robinson, Supervisor
Phone: 610-356-0200 Ext. 134
Fax: 610-356-8722
Email: robinsonhj@newtowntownship.org

George Sharretts, Director and Road Master
Phone: 610-356-0200 Ext. 112
Fax: 610-356-8722
Email: sharrettsg@newtowntownship.org

Public Works Department Email: pw@newtowntownship.org

Services Provided and Links

Please click on the service or link below to find more information about the variety of services provided to residents and visitors from the Department of Public Works in Newtown Township.

Newtown Township Road Information

Engineering Report of Township Road Conditions

Note – The 2012 Engineering Report of Township Road Conditions was updated in May of 2017.  

Township Road Program (5-Year Anticipated)

Note – The original 5-Year Anticipated Program listing, first posted in 2013, is presently being revised based on completion of road programs in 2013, 2014. 2015 and 2016 and with information from a May, 2017 engineering evaluation.  It will be re-posted upon completion with the updated information for public inspection.


Newtown Township Recycling Information

Residential single-stream recycling collections occur from each home twice every month.  See below for materials that can be recycled, a map with schedule, household hazardous waste collection information and other important recycling information.  Collections begin at 7:00 AM on your recycling day, so be sure to have your materials out before that.  In the event of a missed pick-up, please call customer service at Allied Waste Services at 610-265-6337.  Be sure to identify that you are from Newtown Township in Delaware County.  For all other recycling questions call or e-mail Newtown Township directly.  Thank you for your efforts to recycle.

Residential Recycling Information:

Residential Recycling (PDF)

Residential Recycling Map and Schedule 

Residential Recycling Tri-Fold Brochure (PDF)

Electronics and Appliance Recycling Information:

The Covered Device Recycling Act 108 of 2010 (CDRA) – A General Overview

Electronic Recycling Event – Anything with a Plug (PDF)

Items you can recycle at this event

Note #1 – Newtown Township thanks everyone who participated in 2017’s electronic recycling event on May 20, 2017. The event, held in partnership with Marple and Haverford Townships, took place at Delaware County Community College.  Over 105,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected to be properly recycled.  It is anticipated that the next event will be held on May 19, 2018.  Please watch this website for information when we have determined specifics for the next event.

Note #2 – Newtown Township encourages residents to investigate the stores who sell electronics that also take electronic items to be recycled throughout the year. We are aware that TV’s are currently not accepted by these stores due to the extreme cost of recycling their components. We are actively looking for a resource for our residents to recycle TV’s and will post that information here when an option other than our annual electronics recycling event is found. 

PECO Appliance Recycling (web page)

PECO Appliance Recycling (PDF)

Electronics and Appliance Recycling at BEST BUY

Electronics Recycling at STAPLES

Pennsylvania DEP – Electronics Recycling Information (with links)

Delaware County Recycling Information:

Household Hazardous Waste Collections (PDF) – 2018 Dates

Household Hazardous Waste Information

Automotive Products Recycling Sites in Delaware County (pdf)

Recycling Drop Off Locations

Note – this is a listing compiled and provided as a service by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority – Recycling Division.

Delaware County Recycling Information

Latex Paint Disposal (PDF)

Newtown Township Leaf Collection and Yard Waste Information

Fall Leaf Collection (PDF) Information and Dates – 2017

Fall Leaf Collection Map – 2017

Spring Tree Limb and Branches Clean Up Information – 2017

2017 Yard Waste / Spring Clean Up Form (PDF)

Delaware County Composting Farm (PDF)

Note –Newtown Township has available compost for any resident of Newtown Township. The compost, made from the leaves which are collected in the township each autumn, is free for any of our residents. A compost pile is maintained at Brookside Park, and residents may take what they need. Compost will be available for our residents until our supply is exhausted.  Deliveries of compost to homes have been suspended due to the limited availability of compost at this time.  If deliveries are able to be done again the information and form will be posted here. 

Winter Ice and Snow Removal

Newtown Township Snow and Ice Removal Information (PDF)

PennDOT  Winter Operations and Safety


Residential Trash Collection Information (PDF)


Newtown Township Traffic Calming Policy (PDF)

Petition for Informational Meeting (first step)

Petition for Traffic Calming Study (second step)

Appendix A to Newtown Township Traffic Calming Policy

PennDOT Publication 383 – PA Traffic Calming Handbook (PDF)


Request Forms

CLICK HERE for all Township permits, applications and forms or click below for the following:

Resident Request Form

Road Opening Permit

PA One Call – Call 811 before you dig!

Report a Concern to Public Works (road, sewer or park issue)

Report a Concern to PennDOT (State Roads) – CLICK HERE or call 1-800-FIX-ROAD

The Crew (left to right): Harry, Andrew, Lou, George, Joe, Pete and Pat

Visit Us / Location

Township of Newtown
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Phone  610-356-0200
Fax        610-356-8722

Office Hours
M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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