Springfield Township is a leader in recycling in Pennsylvania. This can be attributed to the conscientious effort of many of the residents of Springfield. Every week, mixed papers and commingled materials (including glass, steel, aluminum, plastics # 1 through 7) are picked up at curbside. The containers that hold the recyclables are available, free of charge, at the Township or Public Works Buildings. Commingled recyclables go to Blue Mountain/Re-community Recycling and newspapers go to Smurfit-Stone.
Recyclables will be picked up once per week on your recycling day. Recyclables should be put out to the curb the evening before your collection day or before 7:00a.m.
The owners and/or occupants of commercial, municipal, and institutional buildings shall be responsible for the separation, storage, and collection of recyclable material. At a minimum, the following materials shall be separated and recycled: mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, plastics# 1 through 7 and leaf waste. A recycling report detailing the tonnage of material collected will be required to be submitted annually to Springfield Township.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Compost is not available to businesses & or landscapers.
The brush has to be tied and bundled not to exceed 3' in length and not more than 2' thick before being placed for collection. Branches may not exceed 8" in width and bundles may not exceed 40 pounds in weight. The brush is to be placed curbside. The brush will be taken to the Delaware County Recycling Center.
Leaves can be raked as illustrated or composted in your back yard. The schedule for leaf collection will be published in the Springfield Press and shown on Springfield’s Cable TV Channel.
After the scheduled collection period has passed, leaves may be bagged and put out on your regular trash days.
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. Thank you to all residents for your cooperation. If you have questions about how to dispose of a particular item, please call Lori Devlin, 610.544.1300.
For other environmental inquiries, please contact The Pennsylvania Resource Council at 610-353-5199.