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Property Maintenance and Recycling

  1. Requirements
  2. Recycling Drop Off Sites
  3. Special Drop Offs
  4. Programs
  5. Non Act 101 Other Material Recycling
  6. Current Registered Haulers
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Links

1. Requirements

Per Upper Merion Township Code all residents and Businesses must recycle. Residents of Upper Merion Township shall separate recyclable materials from the municipal waste generated at their property. When placed at the curb for collection recyclable materials shall be placed in separate, reusable metal or plastic containers which clearly identify the contents as recyclables.

Businesses in Upper Merion Township (commercial, institutional, multifamily residential or municipal) shall be responsible for providing a system to source separate and collect recyclable materials. The system must provide for suitable containers for the collection of these materials and must be placed adjacent to containers for municipal waste (i.e., generators should have to travel no additional distance to place recyclables in outside containers than they travel to dispose of their normal municipal waste).

All Residents and Businesses shall have municiple waste collected by a municipal waste collector who is legally operating within the Township, and collections shall be no less frequent than 1 Time per week.

Recyclable materials.

  1. Aluminum.
  2. Steel and bimetal cans.
  3. Clear and colored glass, including bottles and jars made of clear and colored glass, but excluding porcelain and ceramic products.
  4. Newsprint and high grade office paper.
  5. Corrugated paper including all material commomly referred to as cardboard.
  6. Plastics, specifically including # 1 & # 2 plastic containers
  7. Any other material collected for recycling from an establishment by agreementwith waste hauler.

Prohibitions:

No person shall place municipal waste in containers used for the separation and collection of recyclables; no person shall place recyclable materials in containers used for the separation and collection of municipal waste.

The burning of any recyclable materials, municipal waste, or leaf waste is prohibited.

2. Recycling Drop Off Sites

  • Township's leaf and yard waste site: 694 W Beidler Road  King of Prussia (Heuser Park)
  • Republic Service. all Act 101 materials 400 River Road (PA Route 23), Swedesburg section of the Township.
  • Abitibi Paper Retriever sites:
  • UMASD Caley Elementary School 725 Caley Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Belmont Facility Anderson Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Gulph Rd. Facility (UM Senior Center) 650 S Henderson Rd. King of Prussia
  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. 132 E. Valley Forge Rd. King of Prussia
  • Upper Merion Baptist Church. 585 General Steuben Rd. King of Prussia
  • Mother of Divine Providence Church & School 333 Allendale Road  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Middle School 450 Crossfield Rd.  King of Prussia
  • OmniCare Clinical Research 630 Allendale Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Candlebrook Elementary School 310 Prince Frederick St.  King of Prussia
  • Valley Forge Presbyterian Church 191 Town Center Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Administration Building 435 Crossfield Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD High School 435 crossfield Rd.  King of Prussia
  • UMASD Roberts Elementary School 889 Croton Rd.  Wayne

3. Special Drop Offs

National Penn Banks Paper Shredding
Mongomery County Tire Collection
UMPD Perscription Takeback Day
UM Township E-Recycling Event, Next Event on October 6
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

4. Programs

Fall Leaf Collection, Check back for the this years schedule in September.

Yard Waste

5. Non Act 101 Other Material Recycling

Please click here for more information.

6. Current Registered Haulers

Please click here for a list of Registered Haulers

7. Frequently Asked Questions

How can I dispose of paint?
1. Latex based paint can be placed in with the municipal waste: However you will need to dry it out first. You can leave the lid off for a period of time or place shredded paper or cat litter in a box and slowly pour paint over the material.
2. Oil based paint can be dropped off at any of the HHW collection sites.If you have full cans try donating to Habitat for Humanity or your local church.

How can I dispose of old computers?
1. The place you purchase your new computer should have a program in place to take the old unit off of your hands.
2. Most of the HHW collections will take computer components.

How can I dispose of an old refrigerator?
1. If the unit is still working PECO has a program to remove inefficient units 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE
2. Contact your trash hauler: however the unit will need to have the freon removed.
3. Drop off at a scrap yard. (see Non Act 101 material recycling page)

How can I dispose of old motor oil?
1. All of the HHW collections take motor oil.
2. Check with your local service station, Some do take small amounts of used oil.

How can I dispose of an old television set?
1. All of the HHW collections take televisions under 30 inches.
2. Some of the local scrap yards take old televisions. (see Non Act 101 material recycling page)

8. Links

The Montgomery County Recycling Office
Waste system Authority of Eastern Montgomery County.
Earth 911
Pennsylvania DEP
PROP Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania
Habitat for the Humanities
Recyclebank