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.
This is from local real estate agents, Ed and Cindy Ridgway. We support all local businesses to honor the community's support of OUR local business! Reach out here if you have any real estate questions for us.
There are two upcoming recycle/disposal events:
Electronics Recycling - October 16
Household Hazardous Waste Collection - October 23
Both LM and Narberth residents can drop off household hazardous waste (not commercial or construction waste) at drop-off events scheduled throughout the year. The next event is Sunday, October 23 at Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N Woodbine Ave, Penn Valley. Registration is required - register here.
About this event
Montgomery County events are following state guidelines and public health restrictions:
• If you need your gas can or container returned, please tape a note to it stating that you want to keep it.
• You must stay in your car while in the event site.
• You may arrive any time within your registered appointment window.
• Please print out your ticket if possible or write your name and appointment time on a piece of paper.
• If you cannot attend the event, please cancel your appointment through your Eventbrite ticket or by emailing email@example.com , as others may be waiting for an opening.
• NO TVS, ELECTRONICS OR APPLIANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
• Review the acceptable and unacceptable materials list here
Here are some upcoming local trash and recycling events. For more information about trash and recycling in Lower Merion and Narberth, check out this post that we try to keep as updated as possible.
Narberth residents have their annual Spring Cleanup from June 6-10.
Narberth Spring Cleanup
It’s almost time for Spring Cleanup Week - otherwise known as Junk Week. Spring Clean Up Week is June 6-10. This is the week that the Borough collects items which are not normally removed by the garbage men. Items that are NOT collected include building materials, hazardous waste, like paint and pesticides, appliances, and lawn & garden waste.
Put all your stuff out on the curb on Sunday, June 5. Some people will have yard sales that weekend (June 4-5) to try to sell items before they hit the curb pile. If you have furniture to donate, see below for how you can leave it out (and tag it) for the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. The Borough schedule of target dates for pickup is above, but the volume of stuff affects and can change the schedule. Unless you're certain, it's best to just put everything out on Sunday.
Browsing through your neighbor's curb pile is quite OK - nobody will mind as look as you leave the area looking as good as when you got there. (In other words, don't make a mess.) People from neighboring towns may also cruise down the street, looking for things to reuse or recycle. It's important to make sure you don't leave bikes or other items near the curb that week, just so there are no misunderstandings as to what is or isn't free for the taking.
Note for LM residents: Lower Merion residents don't have the same Spring Cleanup Week that Narberth has. LM holds a number of free dump cleanup weekends each year. Two were already held this Spring. There is one more, on Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd from 9am – 4pm
For more information about trash and recycling in Lower Merion and Narberth, check out this post that we try to keep as updated as possible.