Springfield Township is a leader in recycling in Pennsylvania and this can be attributed to the conscientious effort of many of our residents and the dedication of our sanitation department. By actively participating in the recycling program, you are helping to increase our PA DEP Grant which supports our recycling program. On a larger scale, you are participating in an effort to improve the community in which we live. Please continue to REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE AS MANY MATERIALS AS POSSIBLE.
Recycling Collection Schedule
Trash and recycling waste collection pick up is cancelled due to holidays and township closings. Please check the township calendar for more information. We ask that residents refrain from placing trash, recyclables or bulk items out on days the township is closed. Please hold items until the next scheduled pick up day.
The township is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Residential Recycling Guidelines
Garbage, broken glass, plastic bags, food waste, food tainted items such as used paper plates, paper towels or paper napkins, polystyrene (styrofoam) cups or plates, motor oil bottles, hazardous chemical containers, plastic toys or sporting goods, electronics or batteries, compact discs DVDs, foam egg cartons, light bulbs, hangers, or yard waste or garden tools.
Several stores in our area that will take them are:
For more information, call 1-800-822-8837 or visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation website at www.rbrc.org.
Commercial Businesses and Institutional Recycling Requirements
Persons occupying commercial and institutional establishments in Springfield Township are required to separate, from other waste, at least the following recyclable items: plastics 1-7; glass, bi-metallic cans; corrugated cardboard, paper; high grade office paper and yard waste/leaves.
All commercial and institutional establishments must develop a collection system for recyclables at their places of business and provide written documentation to the Township (required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the County of Delaware) of the number of tons recycled and of the total number of tons of waste generated annually.
This documentation can be obtained from the hauler and must be submitted to Springfield Township no later than February 1st of each year.
Multi-Family Properties Recycling Requirements
Persons occupying multi-family rental housing units are required to separate, from other waste, all clean paper products, cardboard, clear glass; colored glass; aluminum cans; steel and bi-metallic cans; plastics1-7 and cartons.
An owner, landlord or agent of an owner or a landlord of multi-family rental properties must provide a collection system for these recyclable materials at each property. The collection system must include suitable containers for collecting and sorting materials along with an easily accessible location for the containers and written instructions to the occupants.
Thank you to for your continued participation. If you have questions about how to dispose of a particular item, please call Susan Warner, 610.544.1300, ext. 132. For other recycling or environmental inquiries, please contact The Pennsylvania Resource Council at 610-353-5199 or the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority at 610-892-9620.