Solid Waste

Compost Bin and Supply Sale

 

Per Borough ordinance trash must be placed curbside before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning to insure collection. TRASH is collected in the Borough for residence and apartment buildings, up to and including 3 units only, every Tuesday at the curb. Trash must be bagged and placed in a Borough provided trash can.

Bulk items are collected the last Tuesday of each month. Samples include chair, sofa, lamp, mattress and box spring. ELECTRONICS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED ( i.e., TVs, microwaves, computers…) Limit ONE item per residence. Items must be placed curbside prior to 6 a.m. on Tuesdays.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

Items containing Freon, motor oil, gasoline, and anti-freeze, tires, construction material, and all Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

These words identify HHW:

CAUTION, EXPLOSIVE, TOXIC, REACTIVE, DANGER, COMBUSTIBLE, FLAMMABLE, POISONOUS, WARNING, HAZARDOUS, CORROSIVE

For more information please visit http://www.chesco.org and click under resources then go to recycling.

RECYCLING – SINGLE STREAM PROGRAM

The Borough’s recycling is picked up every Tuesday, the same day as trash collection. . Per Borough ordinance recyclables must be place curbside before 6 a.m. to insure collection.

Under Pennsylvania Act 101, recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Kennett Square-this includes all properties; residential, commercial, industrial and public.

Through the Borough’s Residential Recycling Contractor, A.J. BLOZENSKI, the following items are collected:

Newspapers, Inserts, Junk Mail, Magazines, Catalogs, Envelopes, Paper Back Books, Phone Books, Office and School Papers, and Colored Paper.

Cardboard, Boxboard, Clean Pizza Boxes (must be flattened), Paper Egg Cartons and Paper Bags (grocery type).

Aluminum Cans, Clean Foil, Tin and Steel Aerosol Cans (empty and rinsed).

Clear, Green and Brown Glass Bottles and Jars (empty and rinsed).

All Plastic Containers Labeled #1 through #7 (emptied and rinsed).

RECYCLING IN THE BOROUGH IS Single Stream Recycling which means that all recyclable materials can now be placed in one container.

For the convenience of Borough residents, there is a recycling receptacle located in the rear of the parking lot of 604 Terminal Way. This receptacle is available 7 days a week and is for corrugated cardboard ONLY! The cardboard disposed of there, must be flattened and inserted into the slot of the receptacle.

LEAVES and BRUSH

Grass clippings and leaf collection will take place on Mondays from May 1st through December 31st. Please do not place or direct grass, leaves or any other litter into the street. It is a violation of the Borough Code 13-3.

Grass clippings and leaves are to be put in brown paper “Earth Bags”, and must be folded over, no tape of any kind will be accepted. They are to be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Monday. *THE BAGS ARE COLLECTED BY THE BOROUGH ON MONDAYS ONLY AND ARE NOT TO EXCEED 20 POUNDS. Bags can be purchased at Borough Hall for $.50 each at 120 Marshall Street, from 8:30 – 4:30 pm.

Limbs and branches are to be placed curbside, parallel to the street, with cut ends facing the same direction by 7 a.m. Monday.* LIMBS AND BRANCHES ARE COLLECTED BY THE BOROUGH ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH. Limbs and branches are no longer required to be bundled. The Borough reserves the right to refuse the collection of excessive quantities, sizes or bamboo.

WE ASK THAT YOU CALL NO LATER THAN THE FRIDAY BEFORE TO INFORM US THAT YOU HAVE LEAVES AND/OR LIMBS TO BE PICKED UP.

*Please call 610-444-6020 with questions or for clarifications.

Can I burn my leaves and trash? No, open burning is not permitted within the Borough limits.

CHRISTMAS TREES

The Public Works Dept. picks up Christmas trees from Dec. 26 until the end of January. Christmas trees should be placed at the curb where they will be picked up by the Public Works Department and recycled.

STREET SWEEPING

Street sweeping of State, E. Linden & N. Willow streets occurs every Friday between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. On-Street parking is prohibited during these hours.

SNOW REMOVAL

Shovel sidewalks and driveways as per Kennett Square Borough Municipal Code which states “…within the first six hours after daylight after a fall of snow or hail remove such snow or hail from the sidewalks…”.

Please do not blow, shovel, place or throw snow into the roadways.

Where possible, please do not park on the roadway.

Public Works policy calls for de-icing agents under 2” of snow and to begin plowing when 2” or more has accumulated.

Major access roads receive first attention in snow and ice removal. The order is as follows:

  • Cypress Street, State Street, Route 82, Union Street, Broad Street and then all other designated Snow Emergency Route *(see below) roadways.
  • Streets and Avenues.
  • Alleys
  • Parking lots and Parking Garage

Vehicle parked on the streets designated in the Snow Emergencies Route will need to be removed during snow emergencies. A snow emergency is normally issued when 4” or more of snow has accumulated.

The Borough plows from curb to curb for facilitating postal deliveries and to allow enough room for parking and safe passage of vehicles.

*Snow Emergency Route:

  • Birch Street, north side;
  • West Cedar Street, both sides; between Meredith Street and Union Street;
  • Cypress Street, both sides;
  • Meredith Street, west side; between State Street and Cedar Street;
  • Race Street, between East State Street and East Cypress Street;
  • South Street, south side;
  • State Street, both sides;
  • Union Street, both sides;
  • Walnut Street, east side;
  • East Linden Street, south side; between Union Street and Willow Street;
  • Broad Street, both sides; between East State and East Cypress Streets.