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.
Christmas Tree Pickup
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.
Lower Merion 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.
Beth Am Israel is holding their annual electronic recycling event in partnership with PAR-Recycle Works on MLK Day., January 17. The event is 9am-1pm at 1301 Hagys Ford Rd, Penn Valley. Note that TVs, monitors, and some other devices have disposal fees.
More Trash and Recycling Info
We try to keep this page updated with all the current trash and recycling guidelines in Narberth and Lower Merion.
Ready to do some Spring Cleaning? Both Narberth and Lower Merion have special opportunities for disposing of your extra stuff! Keep reading for details on both.
Before you throw it away, always try to re-use and recycle whenever possible. See details below on the NCA's Pop-Up Recycling, April 18-24. More ideas here.
Lower Merion Clean Up Weekends
Free Disposal Of Refuse And Recyclables at:
Lower Merion Public Works Complex
1300 N Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley
610-667-1952 or 610-667-1953
Saturday, April 10th & Sunday, April 11th from 9am – 4pm
Saturday, April 24th & Sunday, April 25th from 9am – 4pm
Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th from 9am – 4pm
Note: Until Further Notice: Masks and Social Distancing will be required to enter the Transfer Station. Staff will not be available to unload items in order to adhere to distancing requirements and for the safety of our residents and staff.
Dispose of your unwanted refuse and recyclables — household appliances, textiles, plastic, glass, newsprint, and plain old trash — without charge!
Proof of residency is required (such as a driver's license).
Recyclable material must be separated from other household trash.
No hazardous waste. You can drop off hazardous waste, like fuel, pesticides, and oil-based paint on specific collection days throughout the year at different Montco locations.
Hazardous Waste disposal details here.
Also at the Transfer Station: Take advantage of the Township's recycling drop-off center. Recycle mixed paper, textiles and commingled items.
Several non-profit organizations will have representatives on hand to collect, bicycles, furniture, clothing and more:
- Harmonious Volunteer Center (furniture, toys, clothing)
- Neighborhood Bike Works (bicycles)
Official LM Cleanup Weekend website here.
Narberth's 2021 Spring Cleanup Week - June 7-11
Also known as "Junk Week", this is the week the Borough schedules extra trash pickups, so residents can put out any large items, extra trash, or clutter. See the map for the collection schedule, and review the list of restrictions below.
Items that are NOT collected include:
- building materials
- hazardous waste, like paint and pesticides (learn more)
- electronics (learn more)
- lawn & garden waste (collected on Wednesdays)
Regular trash routes will remain the same during this week.
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unofficial Instruction manual for Narberth’s Junk Week:
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!
The Narberth Civic Association celebrates Earth Week 2021, April 18-24, with earth-friendly activities like Pop-up recycling. See more at the Civic's website.
Used Books? Local Girl Scout Troop 7886 is collecting books for students in a Philadelphia school.