Friday, March 22, 2013
The Upper Moreland Parks and Rec Committee approved more trash cans to alleviate the littering and recycling issue in the township.
The Upper Moreland Parks and Rec Committee approved the purchase of two, double-barrel trash containers March 18 that will allow for regular trash disposal and recycling in the township. The township budgeted $5,000 that could have netted five single cans, but ultimately it was decided to buy two, double-barrel systems at $1,996 apiece ($200-plus for shipping). “We have a law that says we need to recycle,” Commissioner Kevin Spearing said. “There is trash all over the place downtown … I just want to get the trash off the street.” Commissioner Donald Warner questioned if the township could buy cheaper cans. “$4,600 for four cans? There’s no other quality manufactures out there who can make something for less?” Warner asked. Parks and Rec …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Upper Moreland Township will push back its trash pickup to next Monday, Feb. 25.
Due to the Presidents Day holiday, there will be no yard waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 18. Yard waste pickup will resume on Monday, Feb. 25.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
While not considered rampant, the Community Development Committee reviewed the township’s policy on individuals taking waste and recyclables for profit.
At the May 14 Community Development Committee, Willow Grove resident Nick Scull described an all-too-familiar scene. According to Scull, after acquiring the proper permits to place his electronic recyclable for the township’s recycling pickup, he had some trouble keeping his recycling on his property. “At four-O’clock I heard some noise and here’s a guy who’s loading my computer into his truck,” Scull recounted before the committee. “And, I’m thinking, I paid 20 bucks for a permit for this, because I don’t want it to end up in a landfill, and I wanted to make sure that it gets recycled properly.” Scull went on to explain to the individual, while he didn’t want to deprive him of his income, Scull also didn’t want his electronic recyclables …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Due to the holiday, trash services have been postponed.
Upper Moreland Township has issued the following reminder: Due to the Fourth of July holiday, there will be no yard waste pick up Monday, July 4. Yard waste pick up will resume Monday, July 11.
Friday, April 15, 2011
For the Patch and Aol Give 5 Day, eight Patchers from Montgomery County volunteered and cleaned up nearly a ton of trash from the Cross County Trail.
What does it say about us as a people in this ecosystem when nearly a ton of trash is collected from either side of a two-mile trail? It says there’s a whole hell of a lot more to go. For the volunteer Give 5 program of Patch and Aol, seven local editors of Patch sites of Eastern Pennsylvania One-Regional One spent seven hours Thursday discarding trash from the Cross County Trail. In the end, we collected 34 bags of trash, each weighing about 50 pounds. That is 1,700 pounds—more than three-quarters of a ton—of trash. In seven hours. In just two miles. “I think it is really impressive that our company, Aol, gives us the work hours to do volunteering like this,” said Melissa Treacy, regional editor for Montgomery County Patch sites. “It is …