Welcome to the Upper Gwynedd Township Resident Information page! You will find information here that will be both useful and informative. Be sure to check back often as this information will change from time to time.
Please note: For Residents that are concerned with driver's speeding on their road, there are now signs available at the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department that say Please Drive Slowly. Feel free to contact the Police Department by phone or stopping in Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm.
New laws regarding the disposition of computers and associated equipment have been implemented. You can go to the following DEP link for updated information. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/electronics_recycling_management_program/20342
The following link takes you to the State site which lists locations and types of recylcing they accept. http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Waste/Recycling/RecyclingPortalFiles/Documents/CDRA_Manufacturer_Collection_Sites.pdf
In addition, Staples stores are now also accepting electronics, but as noted above, please call first to confirm
Pesticide and Herbicides
For more information, contact: Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at 610-278-3618 or visit their website: www.wsaemc.org
No Businesses Allowed ~ 4 Tires Maximum allowed per vehicle ~ Only tires will be accepted ~ Any questions please call 610-278-3618
For Customers of G & C Waste Services: Please be advised that leaf pick-up is done by your local trash hauler. You need to contact them to find out what dates they will be picking up leaves. All materials should be placed in a paper bag or in a container (no plastic please).
Just a reminder that during moderate snow falls, the Township Public Works Department will make two initial passes with plowing equipment on every residential street, thereby opening the center of each street for vehicular traffic. Once all Township roads have been opened in this manner, the Township crews will return to complete the curbside plowing. By reducing the priority of curb-edge plowing during minor to moderate snow falls, the process by which all streets are initially opened can be expedited. This will afford greater access to roadways by the general public.
The Township will maintain its policy of plowing all primary and secondary roads on a curb-to-curb basis prior to the commencement of plowing in residential developments.
Under severe snow conditions, the policy of removing snow from curb-to-curb will be followed. If the Township were to follow the "two pass" process as described above, large windrows would accumulate along the curb-edge and would prevent access to the street from private driveways.
In severe conditions, we ask for your patience and understanding. Be advised that no street or development is always last to be plowed. IT IS THE TOWNSHIP'S POLICY TO ROTATE THE RESIDENTIAL PLOWING SCHEDULE WITH EACH SNOWFALL SO THAT NO ONE NEIGHBORHOOD OR STREET REMAINS IN THE SAME POSITION ON THE PLOWING SCHEDULE.
The Township would like to remind all property owners that the plowing of snow is an imperfect process and certain inconveniences are unavoidable. The two most common complaints received by the Township are damage to mailboxes and the plowing closed of previously cleared driveways. There are no remedies to these problems. Township plows must operate at a minimum rate of speed in order to create enough momentum to remove snow from the road, therefore, windrows are unavoidable. Old, unsecured mailboxes are prone to damage because of the weight of the snow. The Township will not be responsible for improperly mounted or maintained mailboxes that are damaged by snow.
We ask for your understanding and your acceptance of these realities and suggest that, if possible, you delay shoveling your driveway until after the Township plows have completed curb-to-curb snow removal.
PLEASE REMOVE VEHICLES FROM THE ROADWAY WHEN SNOWFALL IS PREDICTED.
Snow Emergencies are declared by the Township Manager and announced on KYW News Radio (1060) and WNPV Radio (1440). DURING PERIODS OF "SNOW EMERGENCY", VEHICLES ARE PROHIBITED FROM PARKING OR STANDING UNATTENDED ON ANY ROADWAY WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP. The purpose of the "Snow Emergency" is to facilitate snow plowing. Any vehicles parked on the roadway will be ticketed.
Residents are reminded that within twenty-four (24) hours after snow has ceased to fall, or the formation of ice has occurred, a 24" path must be cleared on all sidewalks.
Residents are advised that when clearing snow from driveways, it should not be shoveled into the roadway
This serves as a reminder to all residents that propane cylinders for gas grills and travel-trailers are not municipal solid waste and should not be discarded with curbside trash.
Propane cylinders will not be accepted at any of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection programs in Montgomery County.
Residents may discard a propane cylinder at any authorized Propane Dealer. There may be a fee for disposal of these cylinders.
Listed below are several local dealers who accept propane cylinders.
Home improvement centers, Wal-Mart and U-Haul centers may have a return program available.
Montgomery County Recycling Hotline: 610-278-3618
Upper Gwynedd Township
One Parkside Place
North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454
P.O. Box 1
West Point, Pennsylvania 19486
Telephone: (215) 699-7777
Fax: (215) 699-8846
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Police Department, Non-Emergency
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 3:15 pm, Monday - Friday