Residential Refuse Regulations Household Refuse
Route Map Special (Non-Combustible) Collections Branches Collection
Electronics Drop-Off Recycling Unacceptable Items
Cheltenham Township collects refuse and recycling from single residences, duplexes and triplexes every week. Refuse is generally collected on the days indicated below, but may be delayed one day due to scheduled holidays.
All multi-family dwellings that contain more than three living units and most businesses must arrange for private refuse and recycling collection. Owners of mixed-use properties should call the Public Works Department at 215-635-4600 to learn if they are eligible for Township collection.
Note: Recycling is mandatory for all residents, businesses and institutions in Cheltenham. Please refer to Mandatory Recycling.
NOTE: Leaves, grass, branches and garden debris WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED with Household Refuse, per state law. Leaves, grass and garden debris must be recycled in biodegradable paper bags during scheduled collections. Branches must be removed by arranging a special branch collection.
WHAT: Regular household waste, including drained and wrapped garbage.
HOW MUCH: No more than:
WHERE: At the curb.
WHEN: Once weekly, beginning at 7:00 a.m. daily. Consult the refuse collection route map or call 215-635-4600 to learn your regular collection day.
HOW: Pickup by appointment on most Fridays (except scheduled holidays), for a base fee of $25. Additional charges may include $3.50 for each large appliance.
WHAT: Unusual, large items like:
HOW MUCH: No more than one pile 4 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft., which may include:
Anything exceeding the previous description requires a special arrangement and possibly entails additional charges.
Note: Other garden debris, including grass and leaves, must be recycled.
WHAT: Branches for a minimum $15 charge:
If materials exceed the above limits, the highway superintendent will affix additional charges, increasing in $15 increments.
Note: Branches may not be discarded with regular household refuse.
WHEN: By appointment, same as Non-Combustibles.
pesticides, herbicides and poisons
paints, varnishes and paint removers
flea powders and pet sprays
polishes and lacquers
many household cleaning products.