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Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, the following services will be available at the Cheltenham Township Public Works Facility during the following hours: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park):

  • Payments for Daily Landscaper Permits
  • Payments for Leaf and Garden Debris Bags
  • Payments for Bulk Drop Off of Tires, Large Furniture, Appliances and Metals
  • Payments for Bulk Item and Brush Collections

Check, cash or credit card payments will be accepted at the Public Works Facility Mondays - Fridays, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Please utilize the front entrance of the building on Old York Road).

Bulk item and recycling materials drop off will be accepted Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Public Works Facility, unless affected by a holiday. (Cash or Check only. No Credit Cards.)

Curbside Bulk Item Collections will resume on Friday, July 10, 2020. Beginning Monday, June 6 you may call to schedule a pickup at (215) 635-4600.

The Waverly Road Compost Facility (located on Waverly Road between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue in Laverock) will be open for residents to drop off bagged leaves and/or cardboard boxes Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday.

Click here to learn more about Contactless Biodegradable Leaf Bag Pick Up Available starting May 18, 2020 

Refuse Collection
All trash must be bagged for the safety of our employees and our community. This does not apply to recycling. Recycling materials can remain loose in recycling containers. All trash should be placed in bags that are secured (tied) and then placed in trash containers. Please do not place loose garbage directly in trash containers because it will not be collected. This is for the protection of our workers; we do not want them coming in contact with loose waste products, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. During the outbreak, it would also be appreciated by our employees if waste receptacles were sanitized with a disinfectant after placing at the curb

Curbside Bulk Item Pick-up
Items accepted for drop off are: bulk trash items, cardboard and commingled recycling. Click here for more information, fees, and to schedule a pick-up.

Reduced Hours of Operation at Public Works Facilities
In an effort minimize interactions with the public to strengthen COVID-19 mitigation the Public Works facilities will reduce the hours of operation as follows:

Hours of Operation
Waverly Road Compost Facility, Waverly Road between Church Road and Cheltenham Avenue, Laverock
This facility is open for residents to drop off bagged leaves and/or cardboard boxes.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday 

Public Works Facility, 8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bulk Item Drop off is available Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. unless affected by a holiday. Items accepted for drop off are: bulk trash items, cardboard and commingled recycling.

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Where to Recycle Used Oil


PennDOT urges motorists to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads.
To report potholes on local roads, call 215-635-4600.
Properly Disposing of Unwanted Medication

Years ago, doctors advised people to flush unneeded medications down the toilet. However, experts now agree that medicines that are flushed or poured down the drain can end up polluting our waters and contaminating our food and water supplies. Because wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove medicines, these chemicals may be discharged to rivers and bays. Even at very low levels, medicines in the environment hurt aquatic life.

Throwing them out with the trash is also dangerous. Drugs are still chemically active in the trash, even if mixed with kitty litter or coffee grounds. Several studies have shown that medicines in a landfill can be released into the local environment.

The best and safest option for disposing of unwanted medications is to drop them off at designated disposal sites like the Cheltenham Township Police Station, at 8230 Old York Road in Elkins Park.

Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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