Public Works

See a maintenance issue around the Borough? Please use this form to report it to the Public Works Department.

Public Works Staff

Kenneth Riggins | Public Works Foreman
Pat Smith
Mark Fregoni
Alex Dennis
Raheem Cooper



7:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Monday through Friday

Please contact the Administration Department with any inquires regarding the Public Works Department at 215.885.0700 (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Monday -Friday).

Street Lights

To report a Street Light Problem, contact Borough Hall at 215-885-0700 or use the Public Works Form listed above. The Public Works Dept. will make the necessary repairs.

Trash Collection

Curbside Trash

Curbside trash collection is provided each Friday with the exception of major holidays (in days on which major holidays fall on Fridays, trash will be collected on Saturday). Trash shall be collected between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm.

Trash may be placed near the curb for collection the next scheduled day no earlier than 5:00pm. There are no exceptions. All trash must be placed near the curb no later than 7:00am of the scheduled collection day. Empty trash containers must be returned to the respective property no later than 7:30pm of the same collection day.

Trash must be placed in tightly sealed metal and/or plastic containers (with lids) no larger than the 30-gallon size, or in tightly sealed plastic bags suitable for trash.

Recyclable materials, which can be co-mingled, can be placed in any receptacle clearly marked as recycle (recycling stickers are available in Borough Hall and may be placed on any large receptacle).

No trash container, trash bag and/or recycle bag shall exceed sixty (60) pounds in total weight. The total amount of waste collected from any single unit on any one collection day shall not exceed ten (10) containers or one hundred (100) pounds total weight.

Trash must be placed out for collection on a regular basis and not allowed to accumulate. The Borough will not collect any materials resulting from building repair, alterations, excavation, demolition and/or construction.

All curbside collection users along York Road are requested to place all trash scheduled for collection in front of your store and not at the curb. Trash placed at the curb along York Road may accidentally blow onto the highway causing litter through out the Business District. Care must be taken to avoid this from occurring.

Business trash is not to be placed in the public trash containers at any time. These containers are there to prevent litter by the pedestrians, not for businesses to dispose of their trash.

Yard Debris

Yard waste may be placed in biodegradable bags only and placed near the curb on Tuesdays by 7:00 AM. If you choose to put yard waste in trashcans, please remember that the bagged collection will be given first priority on the day you are scheduled for pick-up. The trash collection contractor does not collect yard waste.

Grass clippings, flowers leaves, branches, etc. are collected in Brown Bio-Degradable bags provided by the borough. If branches are to be recycled, they must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length and must be bundled and tied. Yard Debris placed in trash cans or plastic bags will not be collected. Do Not mix trash or other recycling with yard debris.

Borough Residents can obtain Brown Bio-Degradable Bags at Borough Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Wednesdays, Borough Hall is open 8 a.m.-7p.m. Bags are currently five (5) for $2.00 and each resident may purchase up to twenty-five (25) bags per visit.


Recycling is done through single-stream.  This means that all recyclable items may be placed in the same container.  Recycling stickers are available to residents at Borough Hall and you may place them on any waste receptacle of your choice.

Collection of the commingled recycling is every Friday, and must be placed curbside by 7:00 AM.

All recyclable material is to be placed in a designated receptacle.

The following items may be recycled:

All Books
Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books
Office Paper, Brown Paper Bags
Junk Mail – Advertisements
Paperboard – Cereal, Shoe, Cracker Boxes, etc. (remove plastic liners and discard)
Corrugated Cardboard – Please Flatten
Soda Carton Carriers
Manila File Folders
All paper and cardboard must be clean
Aluminum (Beverage Cans)
Steel and Tin (Steel Cans, Tin Cans, Lids)
Glass (All color jars and bottles)
Plastic (#1, #2, #4, #5, and #7 plastic food and beverage containers with the caps removed)

We DO NOT yet accept the following:

Plastic six pack holder rings
Motor oil bottles
Mirrors, ceramics, Pyrex
Drinking glasses, windows, light bulbs
Scrap metal
Containers with no recycling number
Carbon paper

Hazardous Waste

We do NOT yet accept hazardous waste:

Paints or solvents
Household batteries
Propane tanks
Auto care products
Cleaning products

Please call 610.278.3618 for information regarding disposal of these material.

Montgomery County host collection events in order to properly dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics.  Below are flyers outlining the dates for these collection events.

Household Hazardous Waste Event Schedule

Document Shredding Event Schedule

Special Collections

Special Collections are arranged for Tuesday pickup on a weekly basis except for holidays.

Please contact the Borough Office NO LATER than Mondays at 3:00 PM before the pick-up date to schedule and pay for a special collection. A maximum of four items may be placed at the curbside. All Special Collections must be paid for in advance. There is a non-refundable minimum charge of $15.00 for this service, but the total varies depending on the type of items to be collected.

Please note that televisions are no longer collected by the Borough through the special pick-up program.

Storm Water Management

Every time it rains there is a risk of pollution to our creeks, streams and rivers. Rainfall runoff in Jenkintown drains to the Tookany Creek and the Pennypack Creek. You can help keep Jenkintown clean and healthy by participating in Storm Water Management.

What is Storm Water?

Storm water is water from precipitation, which flows across the pavement and ground when it rains or when snow and ice melt.  The water seeps into the ground or drains into what we call storm water inlets.  These are the drains you see at street corners or at low points on the sides of the streets.  The drain water is called storm water runoff.

You should never pour any hazardous materials like cleaning supplies, paint, oil or other chemicals like automotive products (motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze or transmission fluid, etc.), household products (drain and oven cleaners, etc.) or swimming pool chemicals down a storm sewer.  These items should be properly disposed.  You can safely dispose these dangerous items through Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Program.  You can reach them at 610-278-3618 or visit them at and click the HHW or Recycling links.

Leaves and other yard debris can also clog our inlets and contribute to street flooding and pollution of the storm water.  You can help us keep inlets clear by:

  • Collecting your yard debris and place into biodegradable bags, which are picked up every Tuesday.
  • Reporting anyone who is dumping harmful waste into our sewer inlets or other items that may clog the inlets, which may include plastic bags. leaves or street litter to the Borough Office at 215-885-0700.

Listed below are some helpful website for more information on Storm Water Management:

Listed below are some Storm Water Management flyers:

What Happens When It Rains
The Ins & Outs of Sewer Inlets