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LINK TO: CODE OF LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP:

CHAPTER 95 - GARBAGE, RUBBISH AND REFUSE

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2014 RECYCLING EVENTS:

HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE EVENTS:

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ELECTRONICS EVENTS:

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SHREDDING EVENT:

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TIRE COLLECTION EVENT:

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Recycling News:

 

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: NEW LAWS FOR 2013:

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NEW: Mobile App to help you Recycle!

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LEAF COLLECTION

SERVICE CHANGES:

At the Regular Meeting of the Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors held on October 5, 2011 an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Ordinance was adopted which requires private refuse haulers operating in the Township to pickup leaves in biodegradable bags one time in the Fall and one time each Spring. This action was taken after an evaluation of the utilization of the curbside pickup of leaves three times in the Fall and one time in the Spring under a contract let by the Township. It was the Township’s belief that the curbside pickup service was grossly underutilized with respect to the $27,596.00 contract cost.


In addition to the private pickup requirement, the Township will continue to provide a leaf/yard waste (no grass clippings) drop off location. Leaves and yard waste in biodegradable bags may be deposited in the container at the Township Building Parking Lot at no cost throughout the year. Biodegradable bags may be purchased at the Township Municipal Building ($.35 cents per bag, or 3 bags for $1.00 or 50 bags for $16.50).

LEAF COLLECTION FLYER

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Leaf Recycling Program
Regulations governing grant monies distributed to Lower Salford Township via the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission strictly prohibit the burning of leaves. Biodegradable bags are available for purchase in the township office for 35 cents per bag (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50 for $16.50). Residents may deposit bags of leaves and other yard waste in the container located on the north side of the township building nearest Kulp Road.

The container is available year round. Bags are always available for purchase here at the Township Building for 35 cents each (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50/$16.50)

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Change in Open Burning Policy is Dictated by

Pennsylvania Department of

Environmental Protection

            The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has advised Lower Salford Township that its interpretation of the Pennsylvania Recycling Act 101 regulations does not permit the open burning of any yard waste. This supercedes the previous Township policy which permitted the open burning of small twigs/shrub trimmings at designated times upon obtaining a permit to do so. The option now is to cut the twigs to a small size and to place such twigs and/or shrub trimmings in a biodegradable paper bag which can be deposited in the large metal container at the Township Building Parking Lot. Curbside collection of bagged (paper) leaves will continue to be provided one time per month in April, October, November and December each year. The open burning of any recyclables or household trash has been, and continues to be, prohibited by the Township.

              The only exceptions to the revised open burning policy are outdoorcooking, ceremonial bonfires or campfires, and burning related to the production of agriculture commodities on a farm operation. The latter two options require pre-notification to the Fire Marshal.

              Any instances of alleged open burning violations should be reported to the Township Office at 215-256-8087.

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2014 Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Program

www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org

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SAVE RECYCLING

(Students Against Violating the Earth)

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE:

http://savecommunity.weebly.com

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earth911.org

Use earth911.org to find the nearest place that takes items not picked up curbside. On this site, you put in the item you wish to recycle along with your zip code, and a list of locations will be provided.

earth911

 

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Prescription Drug Recycling

Ever wonder what to do with outdated and/or unused medication?

Use this link to the Rann Pharmacy website to learn how to properly dispose of this type of waste.

www.rannpharmacy.com/drug_disposal.html

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Telephone Books / Yellow Pages Books

Dont' know what to do with all those old phone books? Or maybe you just don't want the one that was delivered to your home. Click the link below to lean more about your options as a consumer as well as recycling the ones you already have.

www.yellowpagesoptout.com

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Recycling Containers
Recyclables are collected by your private trash hauler. However, the Township does provide recycling bins free of charge. Recycling containers are also available for antifreeze and motor oil which may be taken to one of the recycling centers listed on the link below. Stop by the Township Office during regular business hours for either recycling container.

For Information on recycling "Oddball" items,
visit the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission's website
:

www.northmontcorecycle.com

to download our
Residential Recycling Guide*
* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get it.

Leaf Recycling Program
Regulations governing grant monies distributed to Lower Salford Township via the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission strictly prohibit the burning of leaves. Biodegradable bags are available for purchase in the township office for 35 cents per bag (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50 for $16.50). Residents may deposit bags of leaves and other yard waste in the container located on the north side of the township building nearest Kulp Road.

The container is available year round. Bags are always available for purchase here at the Township Building for 35 cents each (3/$1.00 or a bundle of 50/$16.50)

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Montgomery County Recycles usually holds 6 events each year where Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted. The first event is usually in mid to late April. These events move around the county each year. Please refer to the Current News & Events page for more detailed information, or visit the County website linked below:

www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org

Home Buyer and Seller's Guide to Household Hazardous Waste and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of-Materials

Montgomery County has put together a very thorough guide to help buyers and sellers of homes dispose of hazardous waste. Click the link below to download this guide.

Home Buyer and Sellar's Guide to Hazardous Waste

Commercial Recycling Requirements

Please click on the link below and refer to Section 95-6.B.

CODE OF LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP CHAPTER 95: GARBAGE, RUBBISH & REFUSE

What To Do About Paint
Latex (water based) Paint is not a hazardous waste. Allow excess latex paint to air dry or use a commercial waste paint hardener available at hardware and paint stores. When dry, latex paint may be placed in your trash for regular pickup. Oil based paint is a hazardous waste. Save that for one of the special household hazardous collection days.

Want To Learn More?
Contact the Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at 610-278-3618 or visit their website at www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org

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