Trash & Recycling

Republic Services provides trash, recycling and yard waste collection 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 to view the trash and recycling schedule

Trash Collection Guidelines
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  • To ensure that your curbside materials will be collected, place trash 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.

Recycling Collection Guidelines:
  • Residents must use the 64-gallon recycling toter provided byimage of recycling toter the Township. Toters must be 3 feet clear of any obstruction with the front side of the toter facing the street with the lid closed.  This means that the wheels and handle should face toward the house. If you move from your residence, please place the toter inside of garage or a secure area for next resident's use. The Township is the owner of the toter.
  • Single Stream Recycling: materials include newspapers, inserts, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, paperback books, phone books, cardboard, but not pizza boxes, office and school papers, colored paper, boxboard, paper egg cartons, paper bags (grocery type), aluminum cans, clean foil, tin and steel aerosol cans (empty), clean 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. Please remember all containers should be empty and clean. Sort smarter- learn about what you can and cannot recycle.  
Commercial Refuse and Recycling Regulations
Refuse generated from the operation of any commercial enterprise, including businesses, institutional uses, schools, or apartment complexes consisting of four or more units, must arrange for the collection of all refuse and recyclable materials via a licensed hauler. All commercial enterprises are required to establish recycling programs for paper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum containers and leaf waste.

The aforementioned materials represent the minimum recycling requirements established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Lower Moreland Township encourages all commercial enterprises to expand their recycling programs wherever feasible to include glass containers, plastics, and other recyclable materials. Click here for guidelines on mandatory commercial, institutional and municipal recycling. 

Yard Waste Collection - Wednesday Only!
All yard waste is collected by Republic Services every Wednesdays, April through January. Yard waste and leaves must be placed in a biodegradable bag or container up to 32 gallons. This container must have holes drilled in the bottom and have a designated yard waste collection sticker. Stickers can be obtained at the Township Building. 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.


White Goods Collection
Residents are required to obtain 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.  Collection of white goods occurs the third Monday of the month at no additional fee. To obtain a sticker, stop by the township building to pick one up.

Bulk Item Collection
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. Please note that mattresses and box springs MUST be wrapped in plastic. 

Electronic Waste Recycling
A collection bin for e-waste materials is available at the Publicimage of ewaste collection 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. To make an appointment, please call 215-947-3100 or email Kelly at kjones@lowermoreland.org.

Accepted E-Waste Items:
  • Audio and video equipment     
  • Cell phones and telephones
  • Computer monitors- CRT or LCD
  • Batteries- cell phone, lead acid, rechargeable, car
  • Aluminum, brass, light iron and copper
  • PC's- desktop, laptops, tablets, towers
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, hair straighteners
  • Microwave ovens
  • Vacuums
  • Televisions- intact 
A full list of accepted items can be found at http://www.magnum-llc.us/residential-commercial-recycling/