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2022 Yard Waste Drop Off Sites And Schedules

NOTE:
The Drop-off sites will now be open from the first Monday in April through the last Saturday in November.

The hours of operation are Mondays & Thursdays from 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm.

Note: In the month of November, the sites will close at 5:00pm on Mondays & Thursdays

Weeks of operation will alternate with each site. Please see the below schedule for the exact dates.(PDF link).

Printable documents:

DEVONSHIRE DROP-OFF:
Located on Devonshire Road, near the Elementary and Middle Schools Schools, across the street from Western Salisbury Jerusalem Church.

Devonshire Drop Off


FRANKO FARM DROP-OFF:
Located off East Emmaus Avenue. At the Eastern Salisbury Fire Company, turn south onto Honeysuckle Road, 1/4 mile up on Honeysuckle Road on the left side.

Franko Drop Off

Leaves are only accepted at Franko Farm – they must be clean and not mixed with grass or yard waste. Cut lawn grass accepted at both locations – it must be clean and not mixed with yard waste.


ITEMS ACCEPTED:

Yard Waste – Plants and trimmings, NO roots, rocks, concrete, or newspaper.

Branches – Branches no more than 5′ long, maximum 5″ diameter. NO stumps or felled trees.

Leaves – Accepted ONLY at the Franko Site.
MUST BE CLEAN AND NOT MIXED WITH GRASS OR YARD WASTE

Grass – Grass clippings must be separated and transported by residents to the drop-off centers.
GRASS MUST BE CLEAN AND NOT MIXED WITH OTHER YARD WASTE.

* Bags and other containers used to transport the grass clippings will be checked to make sure that they contain only grass clippings and no other waste. Contaminated bags will not be accepted and will be returned to the resident. Bags that contain grass clippings only will be dumped into the grass containers andempty bags will be returned to the residents. The Township will not accept any bags after being emptied.
No Township personnel will be permitted to shovel grass from trailers.

* The drop-off centers will only accept grass clippings generated from home owners mowing their own grass. Residents who currently use a commercial landscaper for mowing must make their own arrangements with the landscaper to dispose of the clippings.
NO COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL BE ALLOWED.

* NO ILLEGAL DUMPING OF GRASS WILL BE TOLERATED. RESIDENTS MUST USE THE DROP-OFF CENTERS FOR DUMPING GRASS. ANYONE CAUGHT DUMPING GRASS ON ANY PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY OR PUBLIC PARK OR PROPERTY WILL BE CITED ACCORDINGLY.

IDENTIFICATION
: Proper ID will be required to determine residency. Acceptable forms of identification include a current-year Salisbury Township utility bill and/or PA Driver’s License.

RESTRICTIONS: The centers will be open for residential use ONLY. Commercial landscapers and any other non-residential use will not be allowed.

NO DROPPING OFF OF ANY MATERIALS WHEN THE CENTERS ARE CLOSED.

Important Message Regarding Trash & Recycling Collection Services

January 3, 2022

A Message to our Residents –

We at Salisbury Township understand the difficulty most everyone has experienced over the past year (or more) with ever-persistent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt everywhere.  Because of staffing shortages and the difficulties with retaining and maintaining a full complement of employees at any given time, this affect is especially evident throughout the service industry.  The Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Industry has likewise been impacted.

During 2021 in particular, many of you have experienced refuse and recycling collection service inconsistencies, some sporadic, some chronic, but all quite understandably frustrating.  We sincerely apologize to everyone who has been negatively impacted in such a way. 

As a courtesy to our residents and a thank you for your understanding of the issues at hand and for your continued patience as we work to mitigate them, we have issued a $36 credit on each refuse account on this upcoming January 2022 billing.

Please know we – along with Republic Services management team – are working diligently towards a remedy.  Unfortunately, some of the issues are simply beyond anyone’s control, and there simply is no easy fix.  Regardless, we persist in pushing for improvement.

In the interim, we have temporarily extended collection hours, so please be sure your items out at curbside by 5am in a location where they are both visible and accessible for collection by Republic Services’ drivers and helpers.  Ideally, you should place your items curbside the evening before your scheduled collection – any time after 6pm – in order to avoid calls for missed collections that were simply instances of items not being curbside timely. 

As always, if your trash or recycling does not get picked up, please report the miss to the Township as soon as possible at either 610-797-4000 or info@salisburytownshippa.org.  Be assured that we are in constant communication with Republic as we collectively strive for a resolution.

Regards,
Cathy Bonaskiewich
Township Manager

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners

Was Your Trash/Recycling Pickup Missed?

If your trash or recycling is missed on your regularly scheduled pickup day, and it is not a Republic Services holiday, please leave it curbside and call the Township office at 610-797-4000 to report the miss.  Alternatively, please feel free to email the information to info@salisburytownshippa.org.

Leaf Collection 2021

The Department of Public Works will begin their leaf collection program on Monday, October 25 with the self-contained units running on both sides of the Township. Residents should place leaves loose along the curb. Leaf collection will continue until mid-December (weather permitting), and crews will make several passes through the Township. Please continue to check the website for updates throughout the season.

Shredding & Electronic Recycling Event

State Representative Jeanne McNeill is hosting an electronics recycling and document shredding event at Salisbury Elementary School on October 16, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Please contact Representative McNeill’s office directly with any questions at 610-266-1273.