Refuse and Recycle collections are on the same scheduled days and must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. If you are in an apartment /condo of a building with 3 units or more, please contact the owner of the property to see about their private collection schedule.
No more than 6 (20 gallon) containers per pick up or 10 polyethylene bags of a maximum 30 lbs each. These bags can be purchased from the township.
The regular Cheltenham Township collection schedule of single dwellings, duplexes and triplexes is as follows;
“A” area below is the scheduled Monday collections as is the “B” area Tuesdays,,
The “C” area is collected on Wednesdays and “D” is Thursdays.
The collection schedule changes for holidays and is typically the following day. Below are the rescheduled collection days for the holidays through July.
Scheduled Day A B C D
Presidents Day Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23
Good Friday normal schedule
Primary Election Day normal schedule
Memorial Day May 29 May 30 May 31 June 1
Flag day normal normal normal June 15
Independence Day normal normal July 5 July 6
IMPORTANT: Special, non combustibles collections can be picked up by appointment on most Fridays (except scheduled holidays), for a base fee of $25. Additional charges may include $3.50 for each large appliance.. You can call 215-635-4600 to schedule and they will let you know the next available day for pickup.
Motor vehicle parts, televisions, computer components,central air conditioning units, plumbing fixtures, toilet, sinks, tubs, boilers, heater units/radiators, gas or air tanks (fuel, oil, propane, acetylene, oxygen, etc.) video, pinball or vending machines, paint or paint remover, musical instruments and equipment, metal cabinets or drums boards, poles, planks, decking, fencing, etc., over 3 foot long or 4 inches in diameter any poisonous materials,compact flourescent lamps (cfls or spiral light bulbs) all materials resulting from demolition, excavation, construction, plastering, paperhanging, roofing or carpentry.
Cheltenham Township does not accept plastic bags. Plastic bags with a #2 or #4 can be recycled at the CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials ) but only if they are clean, dry and empty. They may also be recycled at participating grocery stores. NO materials in plastic bags either. Workers have to slow the conveyor belts to rip open bags that contain recyclables and then add the bag to the heap of bags bound for the landfill. These inefficiencies waste time and money.
No shredded paper is accepted. It is too small and it destroys the potential for recycling. No Scrap metal is allowed. No hazardous waste such as pesticides,paint, and car batteries.
Please do not try to recycle bio-hazardous waste or diapers. All syringes, needles, diapers and other sanitary products are not recyclable. No non recyclable plastic is accepted ie. styrofoam.
Do not flatten cans or containers. The equipment used to sort is a single stream sorter which separates the “flats”paper and the “rounds” which are containers. If you flatten them they will get sent to the wrong area and won’t get recycled. Do not leave caps or lids on glass jars. If they are metal you can remove them to be recycled separately. Plastic lids and caps can not be recycled.
Make sure no liquids are left in the recyclable containers. Ceramics, china, dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, glass from windows and porcelain, are all not accepted. The chemical composition will ruin the glass.
The plastic polymer spray on the frozen food boxes that keeps foods from getting freezer burn, can not be broken down and therefore is not recyclable.
For more information you may contact Cheltenham Township s here.