The 2022 Leaf Collection Schedule for Springfield Township has been released. To view the schedule, please click the link below. https://www.springfielddelco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2022-Leaf-Schedule.pdf

Recycling

Residential Recycling

 

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, cartons, 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 Republic Services and newspapers go to Rock-Tenn. Recyclable materials should be placed in the township provided yellow containers. Paper/cardboard in rectangular bin, glass, alum, plastics 1-7, cartons, (commingled) in round bin.

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.

Collections

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. 

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.

President’s DayGood Friday
Memorial DayIndependence Day
Labor DayThanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving DayChristmas Day

Recycling Map

Commercial Recycling

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, cartons, 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.

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 Propertties 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 Springfield Township 610-544-1300. 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.

Material To Be Collected

Newspapers, magazines, periodicals, phone books, junk mail, cardboard, etc. will be picked up on your recycling day by the Public Works Department. In the event of a holiday, hold your paper until your next regularly scheduled day, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. The paper will be picked up the next day after those two holidays. All paper should be placed in the reusable yellow bins supplied by the Township. As an alternative, paper may be secured or tied in bundles strong enough to facilitate handling or may be placed in brown paper bags.

 

Recyclale Items

Newspapers, magazines, periodicals, phone books, junk mail, cardboard, etc. will be picked up on your recycling day by the Public Works Department. In the event of a holiday, hold your paper until your next regularly scheduled day, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. The paper will be picked up the next day after those two holidays. All paper should be placed in the reusable yellow bins supplied by the Township. As an alternative, paper may be secured or tied in bundles strong enough to facilitate handling or may be placed in brown paper bags.

  1. Aluminum Cans – Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol, all-aluminum beverage and food containers, excluding products such as pie pans and aluminum foil.
  2. Cartons – Packaging for food either shelf stable, juice, milk, soup/broth, wine or refrigerated ie., milk, juice, cream egg substitutes.
  3. Bi-Metallic Cans – Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol steel or tin coated steel food and beverage containers.
  4. Clean Paper Products – Newspaper, magazines and periodicals, high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, junk mail, telephone books and paperback books.
  5. Glass – Plain, uncolored, or colored glass bottles, and jars. Expressly excluded from this definition of glass are blue glass, lead crystal, porcelain products, light bulbs, and tempered or plate glass.
  6. High-Grade Office Paper – All white papers, bond paper, and computer paper used in commercial, institutional and municipal establishments and in residences.
  7. Magazines and Periodicals – Printed matter containing miscellaneous written pieces published at fixed or varying intervals.
  8. Newspaper – paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint.
  9. Rigid Plastics – Jugs and bottles with recycle symbol # 1 (check bottom).
  10. #1 – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) or (PET): soft drink and water bottles, beer bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter and salad dressing containers.
  11. #2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): milk jugs, water and juice containers
  12. liquid detergent bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs.
  13. #3 – Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC): clear food packaging, shampoo bottles.
  14. #4 – Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): squeezable bottles (e.g. honey, mustard).
  15. #5 – Polypropylene (PP): ketchup bottles, yogurt containers and margarine tubs, medicine bottles.
  16. #6 – Polystyrene (PS): aspirin bottles, cups, plates (no styrofoam products).
  17. #7 – Other: Use of this code indicates that the package in question is made with a resin other than the six listed above, or is made of more than one resin used in combination. Plastics such as three and five gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and ketchup bottles, clear baby food containers.

Metal Cans

Steel/tin food cans, aluminum cans and bi-metal beverage cans will be collected. Bi-metal cans are containers made of aluminum and steel. Food cans need to be rinsed.

Glass

(All colors mixed together) Beverage bottles, food jars and baby food jars will be collected. Bottles and jars need to be rinsed and lids removed. Rings and labels may be left on.

Plastics

Plastic bottles and containers with codes 1-7 only on the bottom will be collected. Plastic bottles and containers need to be de-capped, rinsed, and flattened.

No Need To Separate

Glass and metal cans and plastics should be commingled (mixed together) in one container. There is no need to separate the different material or glass by color. The recyclables shall be contained in the reusable plastic bucket, supplied by the Township. Do not use boxes, plastic bags, or drums for recyclable containers. Remember you can mix your glass, aluminum, metal cans and plastics

Used Motor Oil

Used motor oil can be taken to the Public Works Department, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please check with the Public Works office as to where to leave the oil. No antifreeze or other chemicals will be accepted. Remember it is against the law to landfill motor oil. Used motor oil should be placed in a clean, closed plastic container for delivery. No glass containers. Many service stations will accept used motor oil.

Materials We Don't Collect

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.

Please refrain from including these items in your collection for pick-up.

  1. Drinking Glasses 
  2. Paint Cans
  3. Window Pane Glass
  4. Aerosol Canisters
  5. Automobile Glass 
  6. Paper Composite “Cans”
  7. Light bulbs of any kind
  8. Scrap Aluminum
  9. Aluminum Pie Plates
  10. Lawn Furniture
  11. TV Dinner Plates
  12. Siding
  13. Styrofoam
  14. Windows
  15. Scrap Steel
  16. Propane Tanks
  17. CFLs and Other Bulbs

Battery Recycling

For battery recycling, there are many places you can take your used batteries throughout Delaware County.

Several stores in our area that will take them are:

  1. Best Buy, Baltimore Pike
  2. Target, Baltimore Pike
  3. Radio Shack, Baltimore Pike
  4. Lowes, 116 W. Township Line, Havertown,
  5. Home Depot, Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights
  6. Home Depot, Reed Road, Broomall

For more information, call 1-800-822-8837 or visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation website at www.rbrc.org.

Cell Phones

Bring your cell phones to the township building for recycling. there will be a bin in the township building lobby. The phones will be taken to the county and disposed in an environmentally responsible manner.

Recycle Your Brush

The Public Works Department will be picking up brush every third Wednesday of each month from June to September. You must call 610-543-2837 to schedule your brush pick up with the Public Works Department.

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.

Leaf Burning Prohibited

Leaf burning is prohibited in Springfield. Please rake your leaves to a position inside the sidewalk. Do not rake the leaves past the sidewalk to the curb where they will clog the gutters and storm drains.

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.

Thank You For Your Cooperation

By actively participating in the recycling program, you are helping to increase state grant money, 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. Thank you to all residents for your cooperation. If you have questions about how to dispose of a particular item, please call 610.544.1300.

For other environmental inquiries, please contact The Pennsylvania Resource Council at 610-353-5199.

Burt Lawley

Jeff Lawler

Joe Plunkett