The Public Works Department's mission is to serve the residents of Haverford Township. Public Works is the largest work force in Haverford Township and is made up of a number of subdivisions that keep the Township running.
The Haverford Township Community Recycling Center is located on Hilltop Road near the intersection of Old West Chester Pike. There you'll find two dumpsters clearly marked cardboard; one dumpster clearly marked for both paper and cardboard; and one dumpster for glass, cans and plastics. If the dumpsters are full, please do not leave your materials at the site. Please do not leave any other materials or debris at this location. From West Chester Pike, take Old West Chester Pike and make a left onto Hilltop Road. Then, follow signs for the Recycling Center.
The Highway Division maintains 132 miles of
Township roads. In the winter, the Highway division is responsible for the brining, salt and plowing of
these roads in addition to 33 miles of state roads.
In the fall, the Highway Division is responsible
for curbside leaf collection.
The Sanitation Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of trash,
recycling and brush from each home on designated pickup days.
The Shade Tree Division is responsible for
the removal and trimming of all trees in the
The Paint and Sign Division makes, installs, repairs and replaces all of the street and traffic signs throughout the
Township, including crosswalks and traffic markers on Township roads.
Communities that apply for recycling grants are being required to initiate curbside leaf and yard waste recycling programs or risk losing grant money that the Township earns by recycling glass, plastic, aluminum, steel cans, and newspaper. The amount of grant money awarded will not increase from leaf and brush collection.
Permits must be obtained from the Public Works Department for sidewalks, curbs, driveway aprons, excavations and street openings, outdoor dining permits (if only in the right of way), and dumpster/pods in the street.
Contact through email to firstname.lastname@example.org for application
The Public Works Department is responsible for clearing approximately 166 miles of roadways in the Township during winter storms. Throughout winter storms, crews are out before, during and after snow begins to fall to pretreat, clear and spread materials. Since the snow removal process is time-consuming and expensive, the Township utilizes brine and other materials to pre-treat roadways before storms and quickly works to clear roads of snow and ice once a storm begins. When a winter storm is predicted to include a measurable amount of snow, the Township will treat the storm as a plowing event. The primary function of the Public Works crews is plowing and the Township’s goal is to first open one lane of traffic in each direction on every road, then return and plow the snow back to the curb, exposing the storm inlets.
Property owners are responsible for clearing snow, sleet and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property within 24 hours after a storm and must at all times keep said sidewalks free and clear of snow, slush and ice. Under Section 157-33 of the Haverford Township Code, it is unlawful for any property owner, resident, contractor, agent or employee to shovel, plow, discharge or otherwise place snow removed from a private property into any street, roadway, sidewalk or alley within Haverford Township. This ordinance is strictly enforced.
Under Section 175-59 of the Haverford Township Code, parking is prohibited on certain streets after the Township has declared a snow emergency. After any such emergency shall have been declared, it shall be unlawful, during the period of such emergency, for any person to park a motor vehicle or tractor, or to allow the same to remain parked, on any highway or portion thereof described in Schedule XXIII (§ 175-98), or to operate any motor vehicle or tractor on any such highway or portion thereof, unless such vehicle or tractor shall be equipped with adequate equipment to provide sufficient traction to keep such vehicle or tractor in motion so that other traffic on such highways will not be blocked or seriously impeded. Snow Emergency Routes in Haverford Township: (from last Snow Emergency declaration document)
|Name of Highway||Side||Location|
|Ardmore Avenue||Both||Between County Line Road and Darby Road|
|Brookline Boulevard||Both||From Darby Road to a point 500 feet east thereof|
|Burmont Road||Both||Entire length|
|College Avenue||Both||Entire length|
|Colonial Road||Both||Entire length|
|County Line Road||Both||Haverford Road to Old Lancaster Road|
|Coopertown Road||Both||Entire length|
|Darby Road||Both||Entire length|
|Darby Creek Road||Both||Lawrence Road to Marple|
|Eagle Road||Both||Entire length|
|Earlington Road||Both||Entire length|
|Ellis Road||Both||From Lawrence Road to Ardmore Avenue|
|Glendale Road||Both||Entire length|
|Haverford Road||Both||Entire length|
|Karakung Drive||Both||Entire length|
|Landover Road||Both||Entire length|
|Lancaster Avenue||Both||Old Buck to Old Lancaster|
|Lawrence Road||Both||Between Eagle Road and West Chester Pike|
|Manoa Road||Both||Entire length|
|Marple Road||Both||Entire length|
|Mill Road||Between||Earlington Road and Darby Road|
|North Drexel Avenue||Both||Steel Rd to Township Line|
|Radnor Road||Both||Darby Road to Radnor Township Line|
|Steel Road||Both||Eagle to Burmont Road|
|Township Line Road||Both||Entire length|
|West Chester Pike||Both||Entire length|
|Wynnewood Road||Both||Entire length|