Trash & Recycling Collection
Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) provides trash removal per a contract with Lower Moreland Township.
Depending on your neighborhood, trash is collected each week either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. Click here for a list of streets with your Trash and Recycling days. Click here to view a Street Map, click here to view a Ward Map.
To ensure that your curbside materials will be collected, it is recommended that you place them curbside the night before, but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. Trucks will not return for materials placed curbside if the trucks have already passed by.
All materials must be placed curbside, not in the street.
A limit of six (6) trash cans, bundles, or bags is enforced.
Containers should have securely fastened lids to prevent water or other debris from entering the container. The Township is charged by the amount of tonnage, which in turn determines trash fees.
All empty containers must be removed from the curb on the same day of collection.
Collection regulations will be strictly enforced and violators are subjects to fines and penalties.
All curbside materials must be sealed securely in a metal or plastic container or plastic bag, and must not exceed fifty (50) pounds each.
Discarded carpeting must be sliced into three (3) foot sections, then rolled and tied into a bundle weighing, less than 50 pounds.
Some items not collected curbside include hazardous waste, building materials, concrete, dirt, stones, tires, batteries and automotive parts. See below for hazardous waste disposal sites.
Regulations on size and weight will be strictly enforced and all violations will result in applicable fines set out by Township Code.
There is established a recycling program for the mandatory separation and collection of designated recyclable materials from all residences, multifamily residences, businesses or institutions in the Township for which waste collection is provided by the Township or any other collector as designated in Ordinance 402. Collection of the recyclable materials to be recycled shall be made periodically by the Township, its designated agent or any other solid waste collectors operating in the Township.
Republic also provides recycling per a contract with Lower Moreland Township. Recycling stickers may be placed on any plastic container up to 32 gallons for single stream recycling. Recycling stickers may be picked up free of charge at the Township Building.
All recycled materials to be picked up must be placed at the curb in plastic containers only, separated from the normal trash by a few feet so a distinction may be made. No recycled materials will be collected in a cardboard box or plastic bag. Recycled materials are collected once a week from your curb.
Single Stream Recycling
All recyclable items listed below may now be placed in one container. Containers up to 32 gallons marked “recycle” may be used. Lower Moreland Township can provide a recycle sticker free of charge.
Recycling materials includes newspapers, inserts, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, paperback books, phone books, cardboard, clean pizza boxes (cut cardboard to 12 inch squares), office and school papers, colored paper, boxboard, paper egg cartons, paper bags (grocery type), aluminum cans, clean foil, tin and steel aerosol cans (empty), glass jars and bottles and all plastic containers labeled 1-7. Please note that some types of #6 recyclables cannot be accepted, such as Styrofoam or other "foamed polystyrene" plastics. "Non-foamed polystyrene" plastics, such as butter and yogurt containers can be recycled.
Be Green – please remember all containers should be empty and clean.
Since March, the Township's Public Works Department has been collecting yard waste every week. Collection occurs every Monday and Tuesday, if need be. We would like to remind residents of the following:
- Leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags
- Tree limbs placed curbside may not exceed a diameter of 2 inches, a length of 36 inches and the bundles may not weigh more than 50 pounds
- Bundles must be cut into 3 foot sections and tied with manila rope or jute twine.
Act 101 of 1988 mandates recycling in Pennsylvania and requires municipalities to develop municipal waste management plans with an overall goal of reducing municipal waste generation. The Act stipulates that communities need to separate leaf waste for collection from household waste disposal.
It is important to remember that yard waste collected by the Township saves residents money. In 2013, our Public Works Department collected over 2,600 tons of yard waste from our residents. Yard collection netted a total savings in trash tipping fees of $169,000 or $40 per home.
Yard Waste Collection Pilot Program
Lower Moreland Township is conducting a pilot program for yard waste collection in the Township. In addition to the collection of yard waste using biodegradable bags and bundled materials, the Public Works Department will also be collecting yard waste in 32- gallon containers through the new program. Participants will need to obtain stickers for their containers at the Township Administration Building as well as following several guidelines. More information can be found here.
There will be no trash or recycle collection on:
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th
Independence Day- Monday, July 4th
Labor Day - Monday, September 5th
Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 24th
Residents are required to purchase a sticker for the collection of all appliances known as white goods, such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, riding lawn mowers, hot water heaters, window air conditioners or any other large metal item. Upon receipt of the fee, a sticker will be issued to the resident. The sticker should be placed on the item for collection at the curb on the third Monday of each month. Residents may obtain the stickers in person or by mailing a request with payment of $50.00 to the Township Municipal Building. The request should include location and description of the item, and contact number.
Non metal bulk items include mattresses, chairs, sofas, and non-appliance metallic items like bicycles are collected on the second collection day of each week except during a holiday week. Residents are limited to the collection of either one (1) large or two (2) small bulk items per collection day.
2014 Recycling Events
Lower Moreland Township Electronic Waste Recycling
Beginning June 2, 2014, a collection bin for e-waste materials will be available at the Public Works Building located at 3901 Heaton Road. Residents may drop off e-waste items Monday- Friday by appointment only. Collection is for Lower Moreland residents only and I.D. is required. Only PA-compliant materials will be accepted at no charge.
PA- compliant materials:
- Computer Peripherals (keyboards and mice)
- Consumer Printers
- CRT Monitor
- CRT TV< 40''
- CRT TV 40'' or larger (wood or plastic)
- Desktop Computer
- Flat Panel Monitor
- Flat Screen TV < 40''
- Flat Screen TV 40'' or larger
- Laptop Computer
- Wire/ Cable
- Zip Drives
- Rear Projection TVs (wood or plastic)
Township Document Shredding Event
The Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will host a document shredding event for area residents on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will be held at the lower level parking lot at the Huntingdon Valley Library from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Only paper products will be accepted.
Montgomery County Tire Collection
The County is sponsoring a free tire collection event on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00AM- 12:00PM.This event is open to Montgomery County residents only. A maximum of 6 tires per resident is allowed. Rims will be accepted.
Montgomery County Electronics and Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Montgomery County will be holding free collection events throughout the 2014 calendar year. These events are held outdoors from 9:00AM- 3:00PM, rain or shine. For more information along with a list of dates and locations, please visit the right sidebar on this page.