Recycling and trash is collected on a weekly basis. The schedule is posted below.
Trash is collected once a week. Please call the township office if you are not sure of your collection day. Trash fee is $66.25 per quarter. Limit of 4 trash containers per week. Trash cans cannot be more than 32 gallons. As a reminder, the Valley Township Solid Waste Ordinance requires that garbage be kept at all times in a receptacle of not more than 32-gallons that is watertight with lids and handles. Items placed in the can shall be in a bag to protect the contents from scattering or from breaking open. Placing trash bags not in a container at the curb is in violation of our ordinance. Please place trash at the curb by 5:00 am. You can click on the link below to get more info on trash collection, yard waste, and bulk pick up. (click here to view the Solid Waste Ordinance) Valley Township will begin to strictly enforce the ordinance effective January 1, 2017.
OPEN BURNING IS NOT PERMITTED IN VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
Old Working Refrigerators or Freezers Disposal
PECO will give you $35 for old working refrigerators or freezers. To schedule, go to www.peco.com/Smartideas, or call 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE (1-888-573-2672). While they are at your home, they will also pick up one old, working window air conditioner and give you an additional $25. Program funding is limited. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
Mattresses and boxsprings are no longer allowed to be picked up and dumped in the landfill. (If replacing your boxspring and mattress, please take this into consideration when purchasing your new set to see if the vendor will take your old set.) Valley Township will collect old boxsprings and mattresses for $25.00 each. This requires a special collection by our Public Works Department; therefore, collection will be once per month on the last Monday of the month. Payment must be received by the Township Office by noon on the Friday before the collection date. Items should then be set out prior to 5:00 am on the collection Monday. (view form)
Valley Township will hold Bulk Trash Days in the spring. (click here for dates/details). If you have large items, arrangements can be made with the Township to collect large items for a fee. For bulk item fees and to set up payment and collection, please contact the Township Office.
Recyclable Items: Aluminum Cans, Newspapers, Magazines, Cardboard (flattened & bundled), Glass, Tin, and Plastic(except the grocery store plastic bags and heavy duty #4). Recyclables can be mixed together in your container including paper. Township-provided recycling cart is required for recycling. Recycling is MANDATORY for all residents, commercial, municipal and institutions. Recycling is collected weekly.
(click on photo to view flyer)
Valley Township collects yard waste one day per month during June through October. Items that will be collected are: glass clippings, vegetable and garden waste, brush and weeds. If bagged, items must be in biodegradable bags. Tree limbs must be cut to size, approximately 3 to 4 feet in length and bundled. Collection Dates for 2017 are: Second Monday of June through October for the North Side and Third Monday of June through October for South Side.
Leaves are collected in November and early December. 2017 dates are: November 6, 20, 27 & December 4 & 11.
Christmas trees will be collected on the following dates in 2017: January 9, 23, 30
Leaves must be in biodegradable bags. Bags are available for sale at the township building (5 bags for $3.00). Please, no plastic bags. OPEN BURNING IS NOT PERMITTED IN VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
The Compost Site, located at 2240 Upper Gap Road in South Coatesville, is open to Valley Township residents every second Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Proper ID is required. Residents may take the following items to the site: leaves, vegetable & garden clippings, weeds, brush, limbs and dry grass clippings. Biodegradable bags are acceptable. No plastic bags.
An electronic waste drop off is available at the Township Building during normal business hours. Items that will be taken are: computers, laptops, LCD, videotapes, CDs/DVDs, printers, printer cartridges/toner, car batteries, lawn mower batteries, small household applicances with a plug, cell phones and flat screen televisions. ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF CORDS ARE CUT.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:
APPLIANCES WITH FREON
We can no longer take ANY TYPE OF MICROWAVE OR CRT COMPUTER MONITORS -- NOTHING WITH A TUBE!
After January 1, 2013, no person may dispose of a covered device or its components: televisions, desktop or notebook computer or computer monitor or peripheral. This is mandated by the Covered Device Recycling Act. These items will need to be taken to a hazardous waste collection program that is DEP approved collection processing company. Residents may take an unwanted CRT television to the Cheter County Solid Waste Authority location or any of its household hazardous waste collections (schedule posted on our Public Works tab). The PaDEP has information on their website: www.dep.state.pa.us.
Valley Township will pick up these items for a fee as noted below. Collection will be once per month on the last Monday of each month. Please note, we cannot collect console-type CRT televisions. (click here for more info and collection form)
Valley Township residents can participate in the Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collections held throughout the year. check the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website (www.chestercountyswa.org) for additional information regarding materials taken at the CCSWA facility.
Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule - 2017 click here