Trash Collection and Schedule for Residential Properties

Summer Trash Collection Schedule

Trash will be collected twice a week beginning July 1st and continue through to August 30th. Because of the July 4th holiday the first week of the double trash collection will be as follow:

Monday, July 4th: NO trash collection
Tuesday, July 5th: Monday / Thursday
Wednesday, July 6th: NO RECYCLING Tuesday / Friday
Thursday, July 7th: Thursday / Monday
Friday, July 8th: Friday / Tuesday

The following weeks:

Monday: Monday / Thursday
Tuesday: Tuesday / Friday
Wednesday: Recyclables ONLY
Thursday: Thursday / Monday
Friday: Friday / Tuesday

Trash Collection Ordinance

All trash shall be placed in metal or plastic containers. The container size must not exceed 33 gallons. When filled the container must weigh less than 30 pounds. All containers must be covered with a lid. Plastic trash bags are not acceptable.  Ordinance 1248 enacted 8-1-96 “all ashes, rubbish  and garbage shall be placed in metal or plastic containers  of not more than thirty-three gallons capacity which do not, when filled, weigh in excess of thirty pounds. Such containers, when closed, shall effectively prevent the entry of vermin and vectors therein. The Borough shall not collect more than five containers of trash  from any participating property.”

Limitations:

  • No more than any combination of 5 containers per collection.
  • No construction debris.
  • Tree limbs, tree logs, and wood must be tied up into 3′ bundles. Remove all nails. No more than 4 bundles will be picked per collection.
  • No hazardous waste materials.
  • Do not mix recyclable materials in with your household trash. Recycling day is on Wednesday.

Bulk Trash Collection

To arrange pick up of “white goods” – large items such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, freezers and hot water heaters please call the Yeadon Public Works Department at 610-623-3636.

Other household items such as sofas, beds and furniture can be placed out for regular trash collection but is limited to one large item per trash collection. Rugs must be rolled and tied and can be put out for regular collection.

Mattresses and box springs MUST be encased in a plastic industrial bag.

New Electronics Recycling Law Takes Effect January 24, 2013

The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect January 24, 2013. The new law requires that residents cannot dispose of electronic devices (computers, cell phones, televisions) in the trash. These items must be brought to a recycling operation, the trash hauler will not collect them. For more recycling information and updates please visit www.dep.state.pa.us, recycledelco@comcast.net (Delaware County) or www.yeadonborough.com.

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