8500 Furey Rd, Upper Chichester, PA 19014 -2341
(610) 485-5881
Public Works Department

Trash Collection

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the operation of the pick-up and safe disposal of trash. Trash pick-up is collected once a week throughout the year. The safety of our workers is extremely important as well as the cleanliness of our community. We ask residents to be considerate of your community, Township employees, and neighbors.

  • All rubbish and garbage must be placed at curbside no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled pickup day.
  • Residents may place garbage at curbside no earlier than 6:30 PM the night before your scheduled pickup day.
  • All containers must be removed from the curbside no later than 7:00 PM of your scheduled pickup day.
  • Items may be placed in a container of your choice, but the container must be no larger than 40 gallons and weigh no more than 30 pounds.

Please take the following precautionary steps:

  • Please do not place any chemicals (ex: gasoline, oil, pool chemicals, etc) in trash. They must be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste Event.
  • Trash must be placed into containers at curbside
  • Make sure your trash containers have lids that can be securely fastened to prevent trash from blowing around.
  • Tie paper into bundles before placing into your containers.
  • Refrain from throwing loose trash into containers.
  • Pick up any loose trash around your home and place in trash cans.

Violation of Trash Collection Provisions

Codification Chapter 484 Article 9 – Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.

Holiday and Weather Emergency Schedule

Delayed trash collection due to holidays, snow, or weather emergency conditions preventing trash collection service on the regularly scheduled date will result in the collections being made on the next calendar day following the end of the snow or weather emergency with the exception of the Thanksgiving Holiday. That collection will be collected the Wednesday prior.

Bulk Collection

The Township provides curbside pickup service to residents seeking to dispose bulk items. Bulk items consist of two different collections.

Metal Bulk items such as old appliances, grill, lawnmower, etc will be collected biweekly on Monday opposite Yard waste free of charge. 2 ITEMS MAX per collection day. Metal collections must be scheduled with the township by 12 noon Friday prior to scheduled collection date. All items should be placed curbside the night prior to scheduled pickup. Should a Metal Collection day fall on a holiday, the items will not be collected until the next scheduled collection day. Complete the bulk metal collection form below.

Burnable Bulk items such as couch, chairs, furniture, mattresses, box springs can be placed curbside on your regular trash day. 2 ITEMS MAX, per week, free of charge. Mattresses and box springs must be covered in plastic. All items should be placed curbside the night prior to scheduled pickup. Residents are not required to call and schedule for Burnable Bulk items.


Most medical waste can be placed in bags and set out with regular trash. This includes soiled band-aids, gauze pads, tissues, etc. All sharp objects should be placed in a container prior to placing in trash. These items are not recyclable.

I-131 Patients

Please follow all the directions from your medical provider. The radioiodine will exit the body by way of the urine, stool, perspiration, saliva, and blood. Please do not put soiled products into your household trash. The directions from your medical provider could include holding soiled waste in an isolated area, bringing the soiled items back to the healthcare facility where you received your treatment. You may also notify the Township at 484-483-7215. By notifying the Township, the Sanitation crews will collect the medical waste at the end of the day and keep isolated for proper disposal.

Radioactive waste from patients treated with Radioactive Iodine-131 and other isotopes has repeatedly ended up in the waste stream. As refuse is taken to different facilities for processing, it is screened for radioactivity thru portal monitors while it is still in garbage trucks. The screening is based on a regulatory requirement and is meant to identify high level and industrial sources of radiation. Any articles or items with body fluid on them may set off a radiation alarm at the local sanitation solid waste processing sites.

Bulk Metal Pickup

Fill out the form to arrange for bulk metal pickup. Please note the following:

  • All items must be placed curbside Sunday night prior to scheduled pickup date
  • All refrigerators must have doors removed
  • All lawnmowers must be drained of fluids prior to placing at curb
  • Propane tanks will not be collected.

Bulk Metal Collection Form

Bulk Metal Collection

Have a Concern?

Contact us directly by filing a concern with the Upper Chichester Township Public Works Department.

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