Lower Merion and Narberth - Stuff you should know
New Year 2024 Edition!
We get all sorts of different questions about Lower Merion and Narberth, so we put together a few quick items of interest every month or so. If you have a friend who needs this info emailed to them, have them use this link
Christmas Tree Collection
Lower Merion Township will begin the collection of trees (which must be placed curbside) during the first two weeks in January, on your regular refuse collection day. Residents may also dispose of Christmas trees at the Public Works Complex located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley, Monday through Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday 9am-2:30pm. All ornaments, stands and other decorations must be removed.
Narberth residents can put their Christmas trees on the curb on Tuesdays nights in January. They will be collected with the regular Wednesday brush pickups in January. All ornaments, stands and other decorations must be removed.
Remember to bring reusable bags!
Narberth and Lower Merion both have ordinances restricting the use of plastic bags by stores. LM’s new ordinance goes into effect on January 21.
LM trash holiday schedule
In Lower Merion, a refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule will be in effect for January 1st through 5th, due to the New Year's Day holiday and also January 15th through 19th, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 1 or Monday, January 15. More info here:
Narberth Trash/Recycle Changes
Narberth's new trash and recycling company, J.P. Mascaro, has already started pickups on the old schedule. Starting on February 6, the new schedule moves trash and bulk pickup from Fridays to Tuesdays. Brush is still Wednesdays, and recycling is still Thursdays. More details here.
Narberth now recycles more items
Borough residents can add more (unbagged) items to their recycling bins for Thursday collections. More details here.
That's a lot of trash info!
Sometimes it's tough for residents to keep up with all the trash and recycling rules and schedules, which is why we include so much in these updates. We also keep a trash & recycling info web page updated with everything LM and Narberth residents need to know.
And lastly, a couple of non-trash items to mention:
The Borough has a new Manager
Matt West was the Borough's director of technology and Assistant Manager a few years back and recently served as Interim Manager. Now he has been appointed as Narberth's Borough Manager. Say hello next time you're in Borough Hall!
Quizzo Championship - February 3
Teams of up to eight are encouraged to register to compete in this annual Quizzo battle to raise money for the Narberth Community Library. Cindy and Ed plan to take the trophy home with us, but those who wish to compete for second place can register and get more info here.
Have a friend who needs this local info each month? Use this link to add an email to our list.
Pumpkin Painting at the Library
Scarecrow Building at the Library
Witches of Narberth
Cindy and I have a massive pile of candy, decorations, and a witch costume on our dining room table, and that can only mean one thing - The Witches of Narberth! For anyone who's new around here, this is a free scavenger hunt that sends kids all over Narberth's downtown, searching for witches with Halloween treats. Find all the witches, and you get a prize at the end! Details at narberthonline.com.
Halloween Bike Ride
Join Narberth Cycling Club for our 7th annual Halloween costume "PEDAL PARTY"!
We are gathering at 5pm on the Narberth Ave "bridge approach" (the section of Narberth Ave between the old Little Gym building & the stop light at Haverford Ave).
After a quick review of road safety rules, we'll depart for a 3-mile costumed bike ride to check out Halloween houses while we jam out to spooky tunes.
The crowd-sourced route & full event details will be posted below in "discussion" tab as the event gets closer. Feel free to invite neighbors and friends!
(1) Bike Helmets & front/rear bike lights are required.
(2) This is an all-ages, all-levels, no-drop ride, but NO BIKES WITH TRAINING WHEELS & NO BALANCE BIKES are allowed for ensuring the safety of the large group of bicyclists.
(3) Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Narberth Halloween Parade
Volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 7048 are helping us out with this year's Parade. They will also be fundraising by selling pretzels and apple cider down by Borough Hall, at the end of the parade. Please bring a few bucks to support them. There should be a few giveaways at the end too, like crayons, pencils, coloring books, etc, from the Narberth Police, the Narberth Public Works Department and the HSAs from BC and Welsh Valley. As usual, the great volunteers from our Narberth Fire Department will lead the way with an engine or two. At the back of the parade, watch out for a Haverford Ave Halloween-style performance from the Dance Xpress dancers!
E-Cycle Event - October 28
LM and Narberth residents can bring unwanted electronics to the dump on Saturday morning. (I know this has nothing to do with Halloween, but it does happen to be scheduled this weekend!) Details here.
About once a month, we send out an unofficial email update on local events and activities. This one has a couple of Memorial Day details, some trash/recycling info, and some upcoming events:
Lower Merion and Narberth - Stuff you should know
We get all sorts of different questions about Lower Merion and Narberth, so we put together a few quick items of interest every month:
Trash and Recycling
Memorial Day changes: Both LM and Narberth will be on holiday week schedules. For Borough residents, the schedule is pushed back a day. (See calendar below.) LM residents can check their holiday schedule here.
Need more info on local trash and recycling? Details here.
Recycle Electronics at this E-Cycle event on June 10. Must be a Narberth Borough or Lower Merion resident. See details for acceptable items and fees for TVs and other items.
Narberth Spring Cleanup Week is curbside pickup that gives Narberth residents a chance to clean out the garage and the basement. Details here.
Gladwyne Memorial Day includes a ceremony, parade and a block party. Details here.
Ardmore Memorial Day includes music, a parade, and a wreath-laying ceremony. Details here. (looks like the date on their poster was not updated to 2023, but the info is right.)
Narberth Memorial Day - There will be a Memorial Day Service held by American Legion Post 356 at the War Memorial Site located at the corner of Windsor & N. Wynnewood Avenues at 11:00 am. All are welcomed to attend.
Bala Farmers Market is starting again in June. Thursdays from 3-7pm.
Music in the Park - The Narberth Business Association renews the Wednesday night concert series with eight free shows in Narberth Park. Shows start at 7pm at the Gazebo. Details here.
Narberth Music & Arts Festival The first of two 2023 festivals will be held on Sunday, June 11. Details here.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Narberth Borough residents can put their Christmas trees on the curb on Tuesdays nights in January. They will be collected with the regular Wednesday brush pickups. Make sure to remove all ornaments, stands and other decorations.
Lower Merion Township will begin the collection of trees (which must be placed curbside) during the first two weeks in January on the regular refuse collection day. Residents may also dispose of Christmas trees at the Public Works Complex, located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley, Monday through Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday 9am-2:30pm. All ornaments, stands and other decorations must be removed.
Am Israel is holding their annual MLK Day recycling event in partnership with PAR-Recycle Works on January 16. The event is 9am-1pm at 1301 Hagys Ford Rd, Penn Valley. Note that TVs, monitors, and some other devices have disposal fees (see poster below).
More Trash/Recycling info
Need more local info on how to properly dispose and recycle? We try to keep this page updated with all the current trash and recycling guidelines in Narberth and Lower Merion.
Color of the Year
While it may seem that contemporary interiors are just variations of white, beige and gray, you may want to use the "color of the year" to stay on trend. Of course with many different designers and paint companies weighing in, there are actually quite a few 2023 "colors of the year". See some of them in this article, and decide what you think.
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