Delaware County Solid Waste Authority
The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority is committed to excellence. Our goal is to provide the county with an outstanding, but necessary service while preserving the environment and natural resources of the future. The county's trash is recycled into energy (electricity) through a combustion process producing a byproduct (ash) that makes an outstanding cover for the county landfill. Click on our History tab for more information about us.
Our motto, reduce, reuse, and recycle is evidenced by the various programs we provide. A successful curbside recycling program is run by the individual municipalities. Glass, aluminum, bimetallic cans and plastic bottles are collected in County maintained Igloo containers throughout the County. Click here to be directed to a list of locations.
Four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections are held in Delaware County, annually. Through a collective effort with Bucks, Chester, Montgomery Counties as well as the City of Philadelphia, there are more than 30 opportunities, annually, to dispose of your hazardous waste. At our one-day collection events we accept harmful chemicals accumulated from your home or garage. (Our events are not open to businesses.) For a current list of dates, locations, and what items are accepted, please visit www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle/hhw.html
The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority also manages the operation of a leaf composting farm located on the grounds of Transfer Station #1, Chester Township. The processed compost and mulch is available, free of charge at the Marple Transfer Station, to residents for their gardening and landscaping needs until the supply is exhausted.*
The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority is responsible for: