Trash Collection

Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Area Map:

A map of Upper Dublin Township depicting the 4 different waste collection areas A, B, C, and D.



Area: If Trash is collected on: Yard Waste pick-up day is:
A Monday Thursday
B Thursday Wednesday (Automated)
C Tuesday Wednesday (Automated)
D Friday Tuesday


Household trash is collected once each week. Place your wheeled refuse cart (making sure it is at least four feet (4') away from obstructions such as utility poles, mailboxes, cars, refuse carts, recycling carts, etc.) Please do not put trash out more than one day ahead of schedule and retrieve your can/cart that same day.

Map-Routes for Trash-Recycling-Yard Waste

Holiday Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Schedule

If your trash/recycling (T&R) day or yard waste (YW) day falls on a holiday, your trash/recycling collection or yard waste collection will be re-scheduled.

2023 Holiday Date Observed Rescheduled Collection
Presidents' Day 2/20 T&R: Wed. 2/22
Good Friday 4/7 T&R: Wed. 4/5
4/5 YW moves to: Mon. 4/10
Memorial Day 5/29 T&R: Wed. 5/31
5/31 YW moves to: Sat. 6/3
Independence Day 7/4 T&R: 7/5
7/5 YW moves to: Sat. 7/8
Labor Day 9/4 T&R: Wed. 9/6
9/6 YW moves to: Sat. 9/10/22
Columbus Day 10/9 T&R: Wed. 10/11
10/11 YW moves to: Sat. 10/14
Thanksgiving Day 11/23 T&R: 11/22
No YW collected during Thanksgiving week
Christmas 12/25 T&R: 12/27
2024 Holiday Date Observed Rescheduled Collection
New Year's Day 2024 1/1/24 T&R: 1/3/24
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/15/24 T&R: 1/17/24

KEY: T&R = Trash & Recycling | YW = Yard Waste

Map-Leaf Collection Zones

Map-Routes for Trash-Recycling-Yard Waste

Extra Trash Collection during the Holidays

Extra bags of trash will be collected on your regular collection day for two weeks at the end of December. These collections do not include bulk items. Check the calendar for specific dates.

Additional trash collection is also available on Wednesdays in non-holiday weeks. A $10 fee is charged to empty the brown cart. Call (215) 643-1600, extension "0", Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to schedule pick up and arrange for payment or request pick up online using the Township's online store.

Additional Trash Cart Program

You can order and pay for an additional brown trash toter through the receptionist at (215) 643-1600 x "0". There is a one time fee of $250 for a 95 gallon toter or $200 for a 65 gallon toter.

Bulk Trash Pick-Up Program (Wednesdays Only)

All appliances, furniture, carpet, and other "bulk" items must be scheduled with the Township Receptionist for bulk trash pick-up by noon on Tuesday. Call (215) 643-1600, extension "0", Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for restrictions, fees and scheduling information or request bulk trash pickup online using the Township's online store.

Cardboard Collection Program (Wednesdays Only)

Cardboard can be recycled in blue carts (must be able to close the lid), but larger pieces or amounts can be collected in a separate collection for FREE. Schedule a free collection using Township's "call in" system used for the Wednesday Bulk Trash Pick-up. Call (215) 643-1600, extension "0", Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for scheduling information or request cardboard pickup online using the Township's online store. Flatten & tie with twine, and place cardboard at curb Tuesday night. See Cardboard Recycling for all cardboard disposal options. Cardboard will be picked up at no charge. 

The following items will not be collected with your regular trash:

  • Yard Waste
  • Bulk Trash - please schedule with the Township for Wednesday pick-up.
  • Televisions, Computers - see Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste for disposal
  • Household Hazardous Waste - See web site or call Township Receptionist for drop-off area information.
  • Auto Parts
  • Tires
  • Building Materials (lumber, drywall, paneling, windows, doors, etc.)
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Soil, Gravel, Rock or Sand
  • Medical Waste
  • Used Oil
  • Liquid Paint - see Household Hazardous Waste for disposal

Visit the Freecycle website for an innovative way to recycle unwanted bulk items or search for free items.

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas Trees will be collected curbside on your first three regular trash collection days in 2023.

Please do not place your tree in a plastic bag. All decorations and stands must be removed. Trees are composted by the Township.

*All Christmas trees are taken to the township compost site.

Information is subject to change, due to various conditions.

Smoke Detector Disposal

Smoke detectors with regular alkaline batteries (9-Volt, AA, etc.) may be disposed of in the regular household trash (both the smoke detectors and the batteries).

Batteries in 10-year smoke detectors are Lithium, so they are handled much differently. They cannot be disposed of in the trash (or recycling) as they can (and do) cause fires in collection trucks and the processing plant.

To dispose of Lithium batteries from 10-year smoke detectors:
Residents should remove the Lithium batteries from the 10-year smoke detectors and take the batteries to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (here is list of accepted items) or the kiosk drop boxes at certain retail outlets. After the Lithium battery is removed, the smoke detector itself may be safely disposed of in the regular household trash. Residents can also use

Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 x 0.

Report an Issue

Would you like to report an issue?

Call Upper Dublin Township,

at (215) 643-1600 ext. 0

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