Important Trash Collection Notice
There will be a two-week shut down of the Marple plant/dump site, which means the Chester and Covanta plants will be the only ones in service. When Chester reaches their daily limit of tonnage, the collection stops. Covanta services both Delaware County and out of state trucks. As a result of these procedures, there will be much longer wait times and delays in service. Based on this situation, the trash hauler is requesting that residents hold their bulk items until this matter is resolved.
As you may be aware, Delaware County will be holding a public hearing on solid waste management at 6:00 p.m. on September 30 in the County Council Public Meeting Room, located in the Government Center (201 W. Front St., Media, PA).
The meeting is being held for Council to review the existing structure of solid waste management and hear questions and concerns from the community regarding the management of solid waste in the county.
A range of panelists have been invited to present including The Delaware County Sustainability Commission, The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Covanta, the Energy Justice Network, and Marco J. Castaldo; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering Program at The Grove School of Engineering. The panelists will present information and answer questions from the public.
Members of the public are invited to attend in person or watch virtually. Public comment will be accepted in person during the meeting and by email before and during the meeting. Emailed comments will be reviewed by Council and will not be read during the meeting. Emails can be sent immediately to:firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will be streamed live on DelcoPA.gov and on YouTube
There will also be additional opportunities for public engagement regarding the management of solid waste in the county in the future.