Newtown Township Recycling Information

Residential single-stream recycling collections occur from each home twice every month. Here you can see materials that can be recycled, a map with schedule, household hazardous waste collection information and other important recycling information.

  • Collections in Zone #1 are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
  • Collections in Zone #2 are on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
  • There are no collections in the few instances where there is a 5th Thursday of the month, so that everyone can stay on their 1st and 3rd / 2nd and 4th Thursday schedules throughout the year.
  • When a collection is scheduled on a Thursday which is a Holiday, the collection will instead take place the day after (Friday).

Collections begin at 7:00 a.m. 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 J.P. Mascaro & Sons at 800-432-1616. Be sure to identify that you are from Newtown Township in Delaware County. For all other recycling questions you may call or email Newtown Township directly. Thank you for your efforts to recycle.

  • 07/2020 J.P. Mascaro Letter explaining COVID-19 Impact on Recycling Pick-up

  • 06/2021 J.P. Mascaro Letter discussing update of collection schedule challenges 

Residential Recycling Information

Business, Commercial and Institutional Recycling 

Businesses and Schools keep familiar with the State of Pennsylvania PA Act 101 and the Newtown Township General Code Chapter 141, Article IV which discusses recycling in our Township, specifically how all commercial and institutional entities are required to separate from the waste stream all paper, cardboard, aluminum and leaf waste.  Failure to abide by these requirements is subject to a fine of up to $1,000.00.  Other materials such as plastics and glass are strongly encouraged to be recycled as well, and the State of Pennsylvania has additional requirements regarding electronics, hazardous waste, etc. Commercial and institutional entities report annually to the Township the verification of their recycling programs and the results of those efforts.  These businesses and schools set a good example for our community of Newtown and are to be commended for their recycling efforts.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Residents who wish to drop-off recyclable materials have several options to do so.  They may drop off at the following locations:

  • Newtown Township Municipal Building - the area is located near the entrance to the Public Works yard behind the police station / library. The green-gated area has 10 of our blue / tan recycling carts - just place your residential single-stream recyclable materials into the carts.
  • Delaware County "Igloos" - they accept glass, aluminum and bimetallic cans and plastic bottles. Follow the link for these drop-off locations.
  • Paper and Cardboard - Follow the link for locations that accept these materials.
  • You may also view the Delaware County Recycling site to see locations throughout the County that accept a wide variety of materials.
Recycling Drop Off Site

Newtown Township Recycling Cart 2
  1. Electronics & Appliance
  2. Delaware County Recycling Info

State of Pennsylvania Electronics Recycling Information

Newtown Township Electronics Recycling Drop-off Collection Events

  • Newtown Township will be joining Marple and Springfield Townships in hosting an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
  • The event will be held at Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063.
  • Please follow the attached link to REGISTER for the event.  Registration is free but also required to participate.
  • We will accept all electronic devices with a plug, EXCEPT SMOKE DETECTORS, LARGE APPLIANCES, WOODEN CONSOLE TVs, or PROJECTION TV 
  • Items you can recycle at this event (PDF)

Newtown Township Electronics Recycling Pickup Collection

Newtown Township has partnered with "retrievr" (formerly Curb My Clutter) to provide residents an opportunity to responsibly dispose of electronic (and textile) waste that would not otherwise be donated.  Their service is text-based, where you text the word "pickup" to 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824), provide some details of the materials to be collected and schedule a time for them to be taken away.  They come right to your door when you have the materials prepared.  Please follow the link below for full information, instructions, materials accepted and FAQ’s:



RETRIEVR Tri-Fold Flyer

There are other electronic recycling events at nearby locations held throughout the year - when we learn of these we will post that information.