BROOMALL–The following information was provided by Marple Township Manager Anthony Hamaday on Monday, Nov. 5.
Marple township will be collecting trash on Election Day, Nov 6th. This is a result of the Delaware County Transfer Station being open for business. This is a one-time deviation from the yearly collection schedule posted on the township trash bills. This will be a normal Tuesday trash collection day.
To assist with the clean up from Hurricane Sandy, Marple Township will collect torm debris and yard waste curbside for residents, township-wide, on the following days: Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16.
"We will send out our crews and run our normal trash collection routes each day over the entire township. We are asking residents to put material out and we will pick it up when we see it out," said Township Manager Anthony Hamaday. "If we miss a street, we will get it the next day. Our goal is to help residents out by collecting it and making sure it doesn’t go into the trash stream."
All debris must be placed at curbside in either tied 3-feet bundles of no more than 50 pounds in biodegradable lawn bags or in 30-gallon trash containers. Yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags. Please do not mix with your trash.
The township crews will not cut up or chip residents' material prior to collection. It is important that residents do not place material with their trash otherwise the township and residents pay for its disposal at the county transfer station just like normal household trash. The separate collection allows the township to dispose and recycle the material at a facility in Delaware at no dumping cost to the township and residents.