Recycling bins are available at the Township Admin. Building during business hours - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Township residents may obtain a bin at the township building for the fee of $10.00.
All recyclables must be placed at the curb for pickup by your contracted private trash hauler. Recyclables may be co-mingled in one recycling bin.
Your trash hauler is required to provide you with a recycling pickup schedule which must be a minimum of once per week, according to Township ordinance. For questions or pickup dates, contact your trash hauler.
If you live in an apartment building or your trash and recycling is provided through a homeowners' association, contact your management staff for recycling information.
The Upper Providence Township Recycling Regulations (Chapter 148 of the Upper Providence Township Code) requires separation for recycling of certain materials from normal trash and garbage. The Township is required to have a recycling program under the State Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (No. 101), which was adopted in 1988.
All residents of Upper Providence Township are required to separate recyclable materials from all municipal waste (trash & garbage) generated at their properties. The Township's ordinance defines recyclable materials as aluminum cans, clear and colored glass containers, tin, steel and bimetallic cans, clear and colored polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, natural and pigmented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottles, and newsprint material.
Residents must place the recyclable materials at the curb for pick-up by their contracted private trash/recycling hauler. Recycling containers for this purpose must be obtained at the Upper Providence Township Admin. Office, 1286 Black Rock Road. All of the recyclable materials listed above may be commingled in the recycling container. Each private trash/recycling hauler is required to communicate to their customers as to the schedule for pickup of the recyclable
Leaf/Yard Waste Pickup and Drop-off
In addition to the recyclable materials defined above, Residential Waste and Recycling Haulers operating in the Township of Upper Providence are also required to collect leaf waste twice per year.
Leaf Waste is defined as leaves, garden residue, shrubbery, and tree trimmings and similar materials. Leaf Waste is not permitted to be included in containers used for trash, garbage, or other recyclable materials, as defined above.
The first pickup of each year is to be scheduled during spring, and the second pickup will be scheduled in the fall. The specific dates of collection are to be determined by the haulers and shall be communicated to their customers. All haulers will be required to also provide a complete schedule of pickups to the Township, which will be posted on the Township's website.
All residents are required to place leaf waste in biodegradable leaf bags available from area stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes. A limit of 10 bags per property is established for each of the two pickups by haulers. Haulers may reject Leaf Waste in plastic bags, or other non-biodegradable containers, or any bag contaminated by non-Leaf Waste.
In addition to the collection of Leaf Waste by haulers, Township residents may drop-off Leaf Waste at the Township's Compost Site on Longford Road. Dates and locations will be published on the Township website (see below) and announced at public meetings. The dropped off Leaf Waste must also be packaged in biodegradable leaf bags.
Owners, landlords, or agents of owners or landlords of multifamily residential housing properties with four or more units or the residents of such multifamily residential properties acting by and through a duly constituted homeowners association shall comply with their responsibilities under the Township Code Chapter 148 by establishing a collection system for recyclable materials at each property and pickup by a contracted waste / recycling hauler. A collection system must include suitable containers for collecting and sorting materials, easily accessible locations for the containers and written instructions to the occupants or residents concerning the use and availability of the collection system. In addition, such owners, landlords, agents and homeowners associations shall annually provide written documentation and certification to the Upper Providence Township Recycling Administrator, Hough Associates, of the total volume of materials and the types of materials recycled. Owners, landlords, agents and homeowners associations may comply with the reporting requirements hereunder by requiring their contracted waste / recycling hauler to provide the documentation and certification directly to the township's Recycling Administrator.
1094 Longford Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Fall and Winter Hours:
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to dusk
Saturdays, 8 to 3:00 p.m.
Compost Site will be closed when there is snow on the ground.
Spring and Summer Hours:
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 8 to 3:00 p.m.
Bring leaves, grass clippings, ornamental shrubbery stumps, branches up to 5 inches in diameter, and Christmas trees for compost. You do not need to bag these items, but if you do, only biodegradable bags may be left at the compost site. You may not leave items in plastic bags.
Facility use is limited to residents, so please bring an ID. No building materials or railroad ties will be accepted.
Double shredded wood chip mulch is available. You must load yourself, so bring a shovel or pitch fork and containers to load. The township can not load. Open Wednesdays 1:00 PM till 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00AM to 11:30AM.
Commercial, Institutional and Municipal
All commercial, institutional and municipal establishments within Upper Providence Township shall separate high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, and all recyclable materials defined above : “aluminum cans, clear and colored glass containers, tin, steel and bimetallic cans, clear and colored polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, natural and pigmented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottles, and newsprint material generated at such establishments and from community activities, store the materials until collection by a contracted waste / recycling hauler and annually provide written documentation and certification to Upper Providence Township's Recycling Administrator, Hough Associates, of the total volume of materials and the type of materials recycled. Such persons may comply with the reporting requirements by requiring their contracted waste / recycling hauler to provide the documentation and certification directly to the township's Recycling Administrator:
105 Town Center Road, Suite 7
King of Prussia, PA
Recycling Data Report Forms are available at: www.houghassociates.org. Also, recycling data reporting forms for haulers, processors, and commercial, municipal, or institutional establishmentsare now available to download. You may print as many copies as you need. Service request forms are available on the Forms page.