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Trash Collection

The following information regards trash collection for the township of Springfield, Pennsylvania.

The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority will no longer accept even latex paint unless it is completely dry. As a result, our Public Works Department will only pick up Latex Paint if the lid is removed and the paint dry (ie: mix with absorbent material, such as cat litter, until no longer a liquid). The lid must be discarded separately ; then the dried paint can be placed with your curbside trash.

Garbage and Rubbish Collection Days Area 1 - Monday & Thursday Area 2 - Tuesday & Friday

Pick-Up Map and Schedule

In the event of a holiday, please hold your trash and paper/commingled recycling until your next scheduled collection day.

Sanitation Department Holiday Schedule

No Rubbish or Paper/Commingled Recycling will be collected on these days New Year’s Day

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  2. President’s Day
  3. Good Friday
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day
  6. Labor Day
  7. Columbus Day
  8. Veteran’s Day
  9. Thanksgiving Day
  10. Day After Thanksgiving
  11. Christmas Day

Bulk Pick Up Procedures

To schedule a bulk pick up you have the option to fill out a Bulk Pick Up form online or you can come to the Township Building located at 50 Powell Road or the Public Works Department located at 1258 Church Road to pre-pay and pre-schedule for a pick-up. The fees are  $30.00 for a standard pick-up truck, $40.00 for a dump truck and an additional $20.00 for each appliance except tv’s they are $50.00 per tv and $10.00 for each propane tank. Bulk pick ups are only done on Wednesdays and the cut off time to pre-pay and pre-schedule in person is Tuesday the day before by 12:00p.m. or you will have to wait until the following week. Items cannot be put out until after 12:00pm Tuesday the day before.

View Our Bulk Pickup Rules

2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Accepted & Non-Accepted Items

Disposal of Used Needles or Other Sharps

Trash Reminder

§ 54-3. Pre-Collection Practices

Preparation of Refuse

  1. All garbage, before being placed in containers for collection, shall have drained from it all free liquids and should be wrapped in paper. All refuse shall be drained of liquid before being deposited for collection.

  2. Tree trimmings, hedge clippings and similar materials shall be cut to length not to exceed three (3) feet and securely tied in bundles not more than two (2) feet thick before being placed for collection. Tree trimmings, branches, and similar materials should not be placed in trash containers.

  3. Ash must not be put in paper bags or cardboard cartons.

  4. Broken glass, syringes and other sharp objects must be disposed of in containers which will properly hold the contents.

  5. Animal feces must be disposed of in water-tight plastic bags which will properly hold the contents.


  • All refuse receptacles shall have a water tight lid and be of such type that  shall securely contain its contents and may be easily handled by one man;  except that in multi-dwelling unit developments, dumpster type containers may be required by the Township.

  • All refuse receptacles shall be maintained in good condition, must not  have ragged or sharp edges. Failure to comply with this provision will  result in the refusal to collect the refuse.

  • Refuse must be placed in containers of metal or of substantial plastic  construction. Plastic disposal bags will be accepted. Containers together  with contents shall not exceed forty (40) pounds in weight and shall be placed inside and adjoining the curb line in such manner as not to  obstruct passage on the sidewalk.

  • In areas of the Township where plastic bags are used and have been  subject to animal depredation, the Health Officer may direct the use of containers of metal or substantial plastic construction, with tight lids, to terminate the animal activities.

  • Householders shall not place refuse containers, bags of leaves, bulk items,  appliances, shrubbery of grass clippings inside and adjoining the curb line prior to sundown of the day before collection.

  • Householders must remove emptied containers from the street side of the premises within twelve (12) hours after the containers have been emptied. Continuous maintenance of refuse containers on the side of the dwelling  unit hall constitute a violation of the Township Code. Refuse containers  must be stored to the rear of the building line.

  • Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse, garbage, rubbish, bulk waste or  recyclables on any residential or non-residential premises is hereby  deemed to be a nuisance and is hereby prohibited.

  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the occupants of the  premises upon which the refuse containers are maintained or employees  of the Township to remove covers, containers, or contents or refuse containers placed for collection.

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 can be found here (2023 Leaf Collection) and shown on Springfield’s Cable TV Channels: Comcast/Xfinity (Channel 5); Verizon Fios (Channel 30)

After the scheduled collection period has passed, leaves may be bagged and put out on your regular trash days.

Burt Lawley

Jeff Lawler

Joe Plunkett