Yard Waste Collection Schedule

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

** If your yard waste day falls on a holiday, your yard waste collection will be rescheduled. Some Wednesday collections are rescheduled to Saturdays due to holidays. See this calendar for dates.

*2023 yard waste collections will begin the week of March 5, 2023 and end the week of November 27, 2023 (no yard waste will be collected during the week of Thanksgiving: November 20-24, 2023). This applies to both typical yard waste and kitchen organics.*

Please DO NOT use compostable bags (or other plastic bags) for food scraps. These bags do not break down fast enough in our yard waste program.

Map of Collection Routes

Map-Routes for Trash-Recycling-Yard Waste

Yard Waste Information

Yard waste, brush and small tree branches will be collected curbside once a week during the Yard Waste Program. Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in containers or biodegradable paper bags. Please DO NOT use the BROWN REFUSE CART for Yard Waste. Please DO NOT use plastic bags. All yard waste is composted into a high grade mulch product. Yard waste must be placed at the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.

Brush and/or tree limbs must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or tied into bundles (with twine) not exceeding 4' in length and 50 pounds. Branches with a diameter greater than 6" will not be taken.

Please limit the amount of yard waste placed at the curbside to a maximum of nine (9) containers, paper bags and/or bundles total. The Public Works Department requests that all efforts are made to put yard waste in cans/cart with wheels to help streamline the process and help our Sanitation workers.

If you have a significant amount of yard waste, you may drop it off at the Compost Site facility on Camp Hill Road, hire a private contractor to dispose of it, or place the maximum weekly amount at the curb for the Township to collect it over a period of several weeks. The Compost Site is open on a number of Saturdays throughout 2023 (see this calendar for dates) and during the week.

Any materials "tagged' by Public Works Personnel as unacceptable, exceeds item limit or weight limit, must be removed from the curbside and disposed of properly.

For the disposal of dirt, sod, rocks, tree stumps, logs, root balls, wood chips, or branches exceeding 6" in diameter, please contact a private contractor.

Call the Public Works Department for clarification and options at: (215) 643-1600 ext. 3810

Automated Yard Waste Program

Areas B & C

The Township is continually evaluating its operations and looking for ways to make collections safer and more efficient. As a result of this evaluation, the Wednesday collection route Area B (as of August 2021) and Area C (as of August 2022) are now fully-automated.

Additional info:

  • Only yard waste that is in the township-provided green yard waste carts will be collected. Material outside of the carts will no longer be regularly accepted. Yard waste material must also not protrude from the top of the cart (This follows the same guidelines already in place for trash and recycling).
  • Please place your green yard waste cart on the same side of the street that you place your brown trash and blue recycling carts.
  • Please NOTE: Federal holidays observed on Mondays will result in Yard Waste collections for Areas B & C being rescheduled from Wednesday to another day. Please refer to the Township calendar.
  • Extra Collections: During the yard waste season, there will be a twice-per-month extra yard waste collection for Areas B & C only - fully-automated collection areas. There will be no charge for this service, but it must be scheduled by calling the reception desk at (215) 643-1600 ext. 0. Residents have until NOON the Friday before a Monday collection to schedule with the reception desk. If there is no answer, please leave a message that includes your last name, address, and phone number. We will add you to the Extra YW list with no need for a follow-up call. Please limit the amount of yard waste placed curbside for this extra collection to a maximum of nine (9) total items (cans, carts, or bags). Bundled branches will no longer be collected, but may be dropped off at the Compost Site. Extra yard waste will be collected on your home's side of the street. 
  • The schedule is as follows:
    • Monday, March 6th
    • Monday, March 20th
    • Monday, April 3rd
    • Monday, April 17th
    • Monday, May 1st
    • Monday, May 15th
    • Monday, June 5th
    • Monday, June 19th
    • Monday, July 3rd
    • Monday, July 17th
    • Monday, August 7th
    • Monday, August 21st
    • Monday, September 11th
    • Monday, September 25th
    • Monday, October 16th
    • Monday, October 30th
    • Monday, November 13th
    • Monday, November 27th
  • As part of this program, the Compost Site at 1128 Camphill Road will be open several Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. throughout the season for residents to drop off yard waste or pick up mulch. A loader will be available to load mulch. The schedule is as follows:
    • Saturday, April 1st
    • Saturday, April 15th
    • Saturday, May 6th
    • Saturday, May 20th
    • Saturday, June 3rd
    • Saturday, June 17th
    • Saturday, July 8th
    • Saturday, August 5th
    • Saturday, August 19th
    • Saturday, September 9th
    • Saturday, October 14th
    • Saturday, November 18th

NOTE: The fall leaf program is NOT affected by this change.

For questions or suggestions, please contact Craig Frey at cfrey@upperdublin.net or (215) 643-1600 ext. 3412.

Kitchen Organics Waste Information - Items you can add to your green yard waste containers

Upper Dublin Township continues to look at a variety of programs from around the country to handle kitchen organic waste by diverting it from the waste stream and composting. Currently, the combination of costs and permit requirements may not allow for partial or full implementation of such a program.

Residents are advised that our current yard waste collection program has some flexibility and opportunity to reduce waste and return valuable nutrients to the environment safely.

The following is a list of items that you most likely regularly produce within your household that can be placed in your green yard waste containers:
• Fruit & vegetable scraps
• Crushed egg shells
• Coffee grounds and paper coffee filters
• Used tea bags
• Stale baked goods, like crackers & bread
• Corn husks
• Crumbs swept off of counters & floors
• Old herbs & spices
• Pizza crusts
• Tooth picks
• Green waste

To keep your green yard waste container clean, we suggest wrapping your food waste in newspaper. Please DO NOT use any plastic bags, even if they say COMPOSTABLE. These types of bags do not break down fast enough with our program.

Additional Yard Waste Cart Program

You can order and pay for one additional green yard waste tote through the receptionist at (215) 643-1600 x "0". There is a one time fee of $65 for the extra green yard waste tote. The Township will deliver the cart to the property upon receipt of payment. The cart/tote will remain the property of the Township.

Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 x 3810. All dates and information subject to change due to various conditions.

Public Works Information


Trash & Recycling


Phone And Email Directory

Alessandrini, Ralph

Public Works Director (215) 643-1600 x3807/ralessandrini@upperdublin.net

Barrett, Becki

Public Works Administrative Assistant (215) 643-1600 x3810/rbarrett@upperdublin.net

Brown, Bernard

Highway Superintendent (215) 643-1600 x3806/bbrown@upperdublin.net

Fennell, Mary Anne

Engineering Assistant (215) 643-1600 x3233/mfennell@upperdublin.net

Fountain, Thomas

Township Engineer (215) 643-1600 x3372/tfountain@upperdublin.net

Frey, Craig D.

Sanitation Project Coordinator (215) 643-1600 x3412/cfrey@upperdublin.net

Gaul, Jerry

Fleet & Facilities Director (215) 643-1600 x3808/jgaul@upperdublin.net

Haber, Ray

Sign Shop 215-643-1600 x3811/rhaber@upperdublin.net

Harold, Les

Sanitation Superintendent (215) 643-1600 x3801/sanitation@upperdublin.net

Remy, Patrick

Inspector (215) 643-1600 x3236/premy@upperdublin.net

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