Collection of Recyclables


Services cannot be conducted on Gravel Hill Road, Route 422 or South Forge Road from Park Drive south to the Township Line and any streets in new developments that have not been dedicated to the Township.

North Londonderry Township provides TWO curbside services to residents, the chipping of trimmed branches and collection of fallen leaves. No appointment is necessary and no additional fees are collected.

A resident who chooses to participate in the collection should have their yard waste prepared as instructed and curbside by 7:00 a.m. the day of collection. If this collection day falls on a holiday, crews will operate the day after.

If weather is uncooperative or time does not permit route completion, crews will resume the next available day. Likewise, if snow is in the forecast please use your best judgement when placing items out for collection. Crews will be plowing and pushing snow off the roadway and they will be unable to collect any waste that has been covered or buried under it.

Various other waste items are recyclable and collected throughout Lebanon County. Visit the corresponding tabs below for more information on these services. 2019 Mailer

Tree Trimmings & Christmas Trees

First Monday of every month
for 2019:

  • January 7
  • January 21
  • February 4
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 3
  • October 7
  • November
  • December

Branches from one (1) to three (3) inches in diameter, of any length, as well as small shrubs will be collected. As long as the thickest part of a branch falls within diameter limitations, there is no need to trim further. The longer and fewer the pieces the safer it is for crews to hand feed branches into the chipper and ease of street clean-up. Trimmings are to be from maintaining the overall health of a tree and small shrubs must have their root balls removed. Do not commingle with any other yard waste or debris. Items will be tagged and left if they are not within the realms of the policy. See the Compost Site for alternate disposal of other yard waste.

Waste created by a commercial entity will not be taken. This program was established to assist residents with minimal work, not to interfere with free enterprise. If you are having a tree removed, the waste must be disposed of elsewhere.

Do not put branches in the street! Place them along the front curb line with the cut ends angled in the direction of traffic as seen in the picture. There is no need to tie or contain these items in any way but a neat and orderly pile is graciously appreciated for ease of processing. Please keep piles far enough from parked cars, intersections and other roadway obstructions for crews to access the trimmings with ease.

Christmas trees may be placed curbside for any one of these collection days. They are to be free of any wire, ornaments and other attachments.

SPRING Collection Days
March 25 - April 5, 2019

FALL Collection Days
October 14 - December 6, 2019

Leaves are to be placed in long, narrow piles in the street, along the curbline. Residents that do not have a curb should keep them on the property but as close to the roadway as possible without interfering with traffic. These piles can be gathered to a maximum of three (3) to four (4) feet wide. Please leave space for any rainwater to flow to catch basins and remove any leaves that have migrated to prevent clogging or reduce the potential for localized flooding. The collection equipment will need room to operate so a distance of 15 feet from parked cars, intersections and basketball nets is required. Do not mix leaves with any other yard waste (sticks, nuts, pine cones, dirt, etc.), a vacuum is used to pull the leaves up into the truck. Anything other than leaves can damage this machine and any tarps are to be removed by the morning of your collection day.

Monday - Residents residing north of Route 422 & south of Route 422, east of South Forge Road
Wednesday - Residents residing south of Route 422, between South Forge Road & Campbelltown Road
Friday - Residents residing south of Route 422, west of Campbelltown Road

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Visit for more information on disposal of recyclables.

Household Trash

Collected by a Private Hauler

Check with your waste hauler for an exact list of items they collect, how they should be prepared and when they pick-up. Residents have the liberty to do business with any hauler permitted to operate within the Township boundaries. Although, residents who belong to a homeowners association should verify if an agreement exists that has only one of these haulers picking up in your neighborhood. All haulers are required to collect at least the following recyclables:

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  • Food & Beverage Containers made of:

    • Glass - Clear, Brown and/or Green
    • Aluminum
    • Bi-Metal and/or Ferrous Metals
    • Plastic Bottles & Jugs
  • Newspaper - Clean and Dry, No Food Contact

  • In addition to the above items, commercial, institutional or industrial establishments must also separate and recycle the following items:

    • High Grade Office Paper
    • Corrugated Cardboard - Dry and Flattened, No Food Contact

Yard Waste

Collected by North Londonderry Township

In conjunction with the curbside collections, the Township Compost Site takes grass clippings and garden residue. Visit the full page for further information.


Collected by Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA)

There are various internet outlets that may give you cash for electronic devices but if it's older or you'd rather opt for a quick disposal method, a free drop-off site is available to Lebanon County residents. Hours and a list of acceptable devices can be found on the GLRA website. Residents with ten (10) or more devices MUST call ahead to schedule a time to drop-off these items.

Household Chemicals & Hazardous Waste

Collected by WM Curbside, LLC - contracted through GLRA

Dispose of old lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides, poisons, etc. through this curbside collection. For a $15 co-pay, Lebanon County residents may arrange for a home pick-up of hazardous household waste. Assistance is available for elderly and/or disabled residents, just voice your limitations when scheduling your pick-up. This service is limited to a one pick-up per year.

Lebanon County Household Hazardous Waste Hotline, Call 1-800-449-7587

Drug Drop-Off
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Collected by North Londonderry Township Police Department

A collection box for expired or unsued over-the-counter medications is available in the lobby of the Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs, leading to accidental poisonings, overdoses and misuse. If flushed they will poison the water supply or could be retrieved from containers to be further abused or sold illegally if trashed. Prior to disposal, protect yourself by removing all labels that contain personal information.

    YES - Accepted
  • Prescription
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for pets
    STOP - Not-Accepted
  • Needles (Sharps)
  • Medication from Businesses or Clinics
  • Ointments, Lotions or Liquids
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Inhalers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Thermometers
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Collected by Lebanon County - Penn State Cooperative Extension

Open to all residents of Lebanon County, a number of municipalities, including North Londonderry Township, sponsor the event so that their residents may drop-off tires free of charge. Attendees must provide proof of address and are allotted 12 auto or 2 large (or a mix of 1 large and up to 6 auto) tires. Any additional will be accepted at $3 per auto tire and $25 per large tire (rim diameter is 25 inches or greater). Tires are also accepted with a fee by tire related businesses and out-of-county persons. All tires must be off the rim, drained of water, and not excessively dirty or burned. Preregistration by Wednesday, April 3rd is encouraged to avoid long lines, plus municipal funds are limited so it's best to reserve for your tires before they run out. Registrations are first-come first-serve. The next collection event will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Shredding of Sensitive Documents

Collected by North Londonderry Township

The annual community wide Shred Event is open to residents and businesses of the Palmyra Area School District, free of charge. Sensitive documents are shredded by a nationally certified on-site information destruction shred truck. This event tends to run for a strong 1 ½ hours on a saturday morning in May. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, rain or shine. The drive-thru nature allows us to quickly move residents up to the shred truck as volunteer Township employees assist with unloading documents and transporting them to the truck. There is a side mounted video screen to accomodate residents who wish to monitor their documents to the point of shredding. Otherwise, if progress gets backed up, documents are placed in lockable containers until the truck is available. Please be aware the truck will only arrive at the scheduled time. Only paper documents with paper clips or staples will be accepted, no discs or credit cards. Any material other than that may damage the machine and reduce the purity of the paper for recycling purposes. Papers should be removed from binder rings and clips. Please take the time to go through your documents and only provide those that contain confidential information. Otherwise we have a roll-off container outside the compost site for all other paper products.