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.
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.
Local Shredding Events
Rep. Mary Jo Daley is hosting two local shredding events. From her office:
"I am co-hosting a pair of free shredding events this spring. These events allow you to safely dispose of unwanted personal documents such as bills, tax forms, credit card applications, etc.
For more information about Narberth or Lower Merion trash collection, recycling, hazardous waste collection, and other waste disposal/recycling topics, see this post.