Attention residents of Glenolden.  We were just informed that effective immediately recyclable materials must be loose in a can dedicated to recycling.  The trash haulers will no longer take any recycling material that is in plastic bags.  All type of plastic bags is considered non-recyclable and must be put in with your regular trash.   The Blue Mountain recycling facility will no longer accept any recycling with plastic bags mixed in.  If your recycling is not picked up please check it for plastic bags and remove them and place them in with your regular trash. There is a limited number of recycle cans available so if you need one please call the borough office at 610-583-3221 x6 between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.  

The only time you have to notify the office with bulk trash is when you have a heavy metal object or oversized item that you will be putting out.  There is no need to call the office for mattresses, box springs, furniture, and smaller items.  Box springs and mattresses now need to be wrapped in plastic or they may not be taken. Any appliance with freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. are no longer being collected on bulk trash days.  The only way to get rid of them is during an e-waste collection.  All bulk trash is put out the second trash day and only 3 objects per household per week are allowed.

October 28th is the E-Waste & Shredding Event in the Knowles Ave
parking lot at the park.
Time for both events is 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For information on Delaware County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events please click on the hazardous waste tab below.

Note: Containers, boxes, baskets, cans and bundles, shall be placed along the curb for collection not before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection and removed not later than 9:00 a.m. on the day following collection.
Trash and recycling must be put out after 6:00pm the night before pick up or by 7:00am the morning of your trash day to guarantee  your trash is picked up.
Recycling
Trash Pickup
Storage
Commercial
Tree & Shrub Recycling
Hazardous Waste
  • Recycling

    RECYCLING IS STATE MANDATED
    Failure To Recycle Is a Disservice To Your Neighbor and Community

    Glenolden Borough is Single Stream Recycling through Blue Mountain Recycling.

    The ONLY Items accepted for curbside pickup on Wednesdays are:
    • Cardboard and box board containers
    • Cereal type boxes and packaging, without liners
    • Aluminum and tin, Glass containers
    • Plastic milk jugs, soda and bottled water containers
    • Plastic shampoo and detergent containers
    • Newspapers and Junk mail

    Recycling is picked up EVERY Wednesday (weather permitting)

  • Trash Pickup

    The borough is divided into 2 sections. Section 1 has trash pickups on Monday and Thursday. Section 2 has trash pickups on Tuesday and Friday. There is no trash pickup on Holidays. If your scheduled trash day falls on a holiday then your trash will not be picked up until your next scheduled trash pick-up.  Trash must be put out either the night before or by 7:00am to guarantee  your trash is picked up.

    Residents are allowed up to two thirty gallon containers up to 30 pounds in weight. We do not pick up building rubbish from building construction, street refuse, industrial refuse, dead animals, machinery or vehicles or parts thereof or such other waste materials as are not commonly produced in homes.

  • Storage

    All trash, garbage or rubbish shall be contained in airtight, vermin proof containers, which containers shall be in an enclosed area and screened from view.

  • Commercial

    The Borough has established a program for mandatory recycling by all commercial, industrial and institutional establishments of glass, paper, steel, aluminum, bi-metal and cardboard where applicable.

    Plastic– #2 HDPE & #1 PET only with lids and caps removed and free of food residue.

    Commercial, industrial and institutional establishments must provide their own containers and contract for their own haulers to remove any recyclable items and provide the Borough with a written report at the end of each year with totals of their recycling efforts.

  • Tree and Shrub Recycling Program

    The Compost Farm will be open the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00am to 3:00pm, January through September for leaf waste, shrubs and tree trimmings no wider than 4 inches in diameter and if bundled no more than 4 feet in length.

    Residents and small businesses will be allowed to drop off the materials mentioned above, at no charge. Landscapers and large quantity generators are the exception. They will be required to be permitted to go over our scales. There will be a fee.

    Delaware County Compost Farm’s address is 2300 Concord Road, Chester, PA 19013

    Click here for information to restore tree cover in Southeast Pennsylvania.

  • Hazardous Waste Recycling

    Click link for Household Hazardous Waste list of acceptable items

    Saturday, April 1st
    Emergency Services Training Center
    1600 Calcon Hook Road
    Sharon Hill, PA 19079 (Darby Twp.)
    Saturday, May 6th
    Marple Newtown High School
    120 Media Line Rd., Newtown Square 19073
    Sunday, Sept. 27th
    Penn State University – Brandywine Campus
    25 Yearsley Mill Rd., (Rte. #352), Media 19063
    (Use Main Entrance at Traffic Light on Route #352)
    Saturday, Oct. 7th
    Emergency Services Training Center
    1600 Calcon Hook Rd., Sharon Hill 19079