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Cheltenham Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Cheltenham trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The Township of Cheltenham is in Pennsylvania with Abington to the north, Philadelphia to the south, Haverford to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Cheltenham Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cheltenhamtownship.org/pview.aspx?id=2665#gsc.tab=0

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day 
  • Election Day 
  • Veterans Day (Observed) 
  • Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas 
  • New Year’s Day
  • MLK Day 
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Flag Day
  • Juneteenth 

Refuse and recycling is normally collected in Route A on Mondays, Route B on Tuesdays, Route C and Wednesday and Route D on Thursdays.  Collections may be delayed one day for a holiday or winter storm.

Cheltenham Trash Collection Map

Cheltenham Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.cheltenhamtownship.org/pview.aspx?id=2671&catID=29#gsc.tab=0 or contact Public Works at 215-635-4600 to schedule pickup appointment.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Unusual large items like furniture, carpet, padding, large appliances (i.e., washers, dishwasher, air conditioners, etc.), refuse amount greater than allowed under Household Refuse.
  • No more than one pile 4 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft.
  • up to four 30-gallon containers
  • boards, poles, planks, decking, fencing (without concrete attached) etc., under 3 ft. in length and 4 inches in diameter
  • two large non-combustible items (excluding appliances)
  • large appliances, which entail an additional $3.50 fee per appliance.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • motor vehicle parts
  • televisions
  • computer components
  • central air conditioning units
  • plumbing fixtures, toilet, sinks, tubs, boilers, heater units or radiators
  • gas or air tanks (fuel, oil, propane, acetylene, oxygen, etc.)
  • video, pinball or vending machines
  • enamel paint or paint remover.  Note: Latex paint will be accepted, but MUST first be dried out; try oil-dry or kitty litter.
  • musical instruments and equipment
  • metal cabinets or drums
  • boards, poles, planks, decking, fencing, etc., over 3 foot long or 4 inches in diameter
  • any poisonous materials
  • compact flourescent lamps (cfls or spiral light bulbs)
  • all materials resulting from demolition, excavation, construction, plastering, paperhanging, roofing or carpentry.

Have bulky items the township won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the township won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the township won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Cheltenham and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.cheltenhamtownship.org/pview.aspx?id=3293&catid=0#gsc.tab=0

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Cheltenham?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.cheltenhamtownship.org/pview.aspx?id=2671&catID=29#gsc.tab=0 or contact Public Works at 215-635-4600 to schedule pickup appointment.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://cheltenhampa.municipalone.com/files/documents/RefuseRecycling_Map_document_125556.pdf

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Cheltenham Public Works Department?

Public Works Department
Phone: 215-635-4600
Email of Micheael Bodo, Refuse & Recycling Superintendent: [email protected] 
Address: 8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Cheltenham trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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