Narberth Borough and Lower Merion have different schedules and systems for trash and recycling collection, and they both participate in special recycling and drop-off events throughout the year. We have compiled info, schedules, and links for both municipalities below.
Narberth Trash and Recycling
General Narberth trash and recycling info is here. Call Republic Services at 610-265-6337 if you have a question or a missed pickup.
Guide created by, and courtesy of, the Narberth Civic Association, and the Narberth Environmental Advisory Council
Lower Merion Trash and Recycling
Lower Merion’s Public Works Department has its own Refuse and Recycling Division.
Free Dump Weekends for Lower Merion Residents
Scheduled throughout the year. Dispose of your unwanted refuse and recyclables — household appliances, textiles, plastic, glass, newsprint, and plain old trash — without charge! Proof of LM residency is required (such as a driver's license). Recyclable material must be separated from other household trash. Details here.
Both LM and Narberth residents can drop off household hazardous waste (not commercial or construction waste) at drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.
In addition to periodic local "everything with a plug" events, both LM and Narberth residents can arrange for at-home pickup with the Retrievr app. Retrievr does household pickups of clothes and small electronics. Retriever will take just about any clean and dry textile or fabric in your home, and most electronic devices or accessories. Please note that they do not take household appliances, such as dishwashers, refrigerators, toasters, vacuums, hair dryers and the like.
In addition to the Retrievr App home pickup of clothing (previous paragraph), you can also donate clothing to these Goodwill drop-off locations or to the GreenDrop Narberth location.
Some grocery stores have plastic bag recycling bins, including Giant in Wynnewood. This website has a list of plastic bag recycling locations. Plastic bags do not get recycled curbside, and other recyclables should NOT be bagged.
Christmas Tree Pickup
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. Lower Merion’s Shade Tree Division collects and mulches Christmas trees during the first two weeks in January on the regular refuse collection day. LM residents can also drop trees off themselves at the Public Works Complex located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley.
Many of your favorite local restaurants offer a take-out Thanksgiving feast this year, but some of those order deadlines have already passed! We assembled a quick list of a few local places that are still accepting orders. But, don't wait - do it today! (This list has been updated.)
McShea's, Narberth. Order by Sunday.
Pickup Wednesday or Thursday. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pub of Penn Valley. Order by Sunday.
UPDATE: Pub of Penn Valley reached capacity and stopped taking orders. See the video from the news the other day, where the phone was ringing off the hook!
Update: Ryan Christophers - Narberth.
We just heard from Ryan Christopher's that they are sold out! Sorry!
Pinwheel Provisions, Narberth
Pinwheel Provisions can help you create your own Thanksgiving Feast. Details here
Narberth and Lower Merion residents can register for this November 21 E-cycle event by calling: 610-667-1952.
Fall Home Safety & Maintenance
It’s hard to believe, but winter is right around the corner. Preparing your home for the cold months can save you money in the long run. Here’s a checklist of items we put together to make it easier for you:
Inside your home
It’s time to make sure the inside of your home is ready for the cold weather switch. These are the items you should consider tackling:
Outside your home
Make sure the exterior of your home is up for the challenge of the cold weather months by performing these tasks:
While it might seem like this is a lengthy to-do list, regular maintenance and repairs each season will go a long way to make sure your home stays in the best shape possible. If you need any contractor recommendations or other to do items, please feel free to reach out to me. I have lots of connections.