Yard Waste Collection
What is yard waste?
Yard waste includes normal lawn and garden debris such
as leaves, brush, grass clippings, twigs, pruning and
small branches (not more than 3 inches in diameter and
no longer than 3 feet in length).
How and when do you dispose of yard waste?
Yard waste is picked up curbside March 1st through
31st on the same day as your regular trash is collected.
Bring no yard waste to the highway yard!
What container is used for yard waste recycling?
Yard waste will be accepted only in the 30 gallon
brown biodegradable bags. Under no circumstances will
plastic bags be accepted. These brown biodegradable
paper bags are sold at various locations throughout the
township. Brown biodegradable paper bags can weigh no
more than 30 lbs.
They may be purchased at the Abington Township
Building, Florey Lane Highway Yard, Abington Township
Public Library, Alverthorpe Manor, Ardsley Community
Center, Giant Food Store in Roslyn, and O'Neill's Food Market
on Easton Road in Glenside.
How do you dispose of tree limbs and branches?
Brush and tree limbs for disposal must be cut into maximum
3 feet lengths and 3 inches in diameter. It must be
bundled, tied and placed curbside on your normal trash
day. Bring no brush or tree limbs to the highway yard.
How do you dispose of tree limbs and branches
that are larger then 3 inches in diameter and/or longer
then 3 foot in length?
You must contact your own contractor to get
rid of tree limbs and branches which are larger than 3
inches in diameter and/or which are longer then 3 feet
What materials are not included in yard waste
Are brush and tree limbs and yard waste collected
in a separate truck from the normal trash truck?
Do not include stones, rocks or dirt with the yard waste
Yes. A separate truck from the trash truck as well as
the commingle recycling truck collects brush and tree
limbs and yard waste.
When and where are Christmas trees accepted?
We ask that you place your discarded tree curbside on
your regular trash day beginning the first trash day
of year. They are collected through the end of the
month. A designated truck will collect
What materials are included in Christmas tree recycling?
Christmas trees and all greenery are included in this
Additional information on Christmas tree recycling:
The trees and greenery should be free of all decorations,
wires and tree stands. The trees will be taken to the
Public Works facility and chipped into mulch for residents'
use in the spring. Trees will be collected curbside
only, no trees can be taken to the Public Works yard
Should you have any questions with relationship to
the above, please call (267) 536-1038.