Spring Electronic Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste and Yard Waste Collection Events

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Each Spring, Newtown Township is pleased to provide and share opportunities for residents to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste and yard waste.

Electronic Recycling Events:

Newtown Township will hold it’s annual “Anything With A Plug” recycling event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  The event, held in partnership with Marple and Haverford Townships, will take place at Delaware County Community College, located at 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063.   In general, “anything with a plug” is accepted.  Specifically excluded however are smoke detectors, large appliances, projection TV’s and Wooden Console TV’s.   Residents of Newtown, Marple or Haverford Townships will not be charged a fee to participate. “Anything with a Plug” Flyer

Newtown residents had previously been invited to five electronics recycling events held in different places nearby, which were successful.

Remember too that STAPLES and BEST BUY both offer limited free technology recycling. To learn more, visit their web sites, look under “services” and click on either “recycle your old products” (BEST BUY) or “recycling and eco services” (STAPLES).  Other similar items may be recycled at Home Depot and Lowes.  Exact items that can be recycled can vary from location to location, although they are usually for items such as wires, light bulbs, etc.  We encourage residents to investigate all of these opportunities.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collections are scheduled to be held between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on 4 dates throughout Delaware County.  Please see the attached 2018 HHW Flyer for dates, locations and additional information.


Spring Branch and Tree Limb Collection

Newtown Township’s Public Works Department is pleased to make available to our residents the opportunity to properly dispose of tree limbs and branches.  Even though a significant amount of time was already spent in March and April assisting with storm debris cleanup, Public Works staff will continue to collect tree limbs and branches from your property during the month of May as it was advertised well before the March storms occurred.  Branches and tree limbs need to be cut into lengths no longer than 4’ and be no larger than 8” in diameter.   They must be stacked neatly at the curb with cut ends facing the street.  Leaves, grass clippings and brush will not be accepted.

The Public Works Department will handle the labor and cost for the proper disposal of these limbs and branches. There is no cost to residents for this pick up. However, this service is for residents only, and is not open to landscapers or to businesses.

To take advantage of this pick up opportunity in May, please fill in and submit the attached Spring Cleanup Request Form.

In the past few years, a weekday “drop off” of branches and tree limbs was also offered.  This will be offered again this year.  The location for the drop off is in the Public Works yard, located behind the Newtown Township Municipal Building / Police Station / Library.  Times for drop-off are between 8:00am and 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.  This service is for residents only, and is not open to landscapers or to businesses.

For information about the Delaware County Composting Farm, please CLICK HERE.

For additional Yard Waste drop off opportunities, please CLICK HERE.


Compost Available from Delaware County

Compost will be available for pick up by Delaware County residents free of charge during the month of May or until compost supplies are exhausted.  This is available to Delaware County residents only (businesses and out-of-county residents will be turned away).  Please bring your own shovels and containers with you, as well as proof of residency.

Pickups from the Marple Transfer Station, which is located at 895 Sussex Blvd., Broomall, PA 19008 are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Pickups from the Chester Transfer Station which is located at Incinerator Road, Chester Township, 19014 are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. until the current crop is exhausted (typically sometime in early June).

Newtown Township is making WOOD CHIPS available to its residents this year.  The wood chips, made from branch collections and Ash Tree (and other tree) removals are available from the bin located at the parking lot next to Brookside Park (intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Brookside Road).  Residents may take what they like until our supply is exhausted.  Newtown Township is unable to offer compost deliveries or pickup this year.


As always, feel free to visit the Public Works page for additional recycling and related information.

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