Oversized Refuse Cans
The growing popularity of oversized, wheeled trash cans has created a safety problem for Public Works crews. When full, these 50- to 96-gallon containers can exceed 100 pounds, which far exceeds the Township’s limit of 60 pounds. The weight limit was established to protect crews from lifting injuries. To accommodate residents with oversized containers, the Township has modified the policy to allow residents to put the refuse into bags before placing the bags in the container. That way crews can remove the bags by hand without having to lift the oversized can.  

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Call 610-278-3618 the more information on the next Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collections for items such as:
  • pesticides, herbicides and poisons

  • paints, varnishes and paint removers

  • flea powders and pet sprays

  • polishes and lacquers

  • many household cleaning products.



Automotive Tires and Batteries
Residents can drop off old vehicle tires and batteries at the Public Works Facility, 8101 Old York Road in Elkins Park. A $1 disposal fee will be charged for each tire, which must be off the rims. Only four tires are accepted per visit. Vehicle batteries are accepted free of charge.  The facility is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., unless affected by a holiday.