The Department of Streets & Public Improvements is charged with the responsibility to maintain the streets throughout the City, pick up bulk waste, keep the streets cleared of snow and ice, install handicap parking signs and more. The department is committed to continuous improvement and the citizens of Chester are asked to assist by following the curb-side trash pick-up schedule, helping the City to recycle, and not littering.
It is now mandatory that all residents separate newspaper, aluminum and metal cans, and glass from their regular trash. Put bundled newspaper in the red recycling containers along side of the blue recycling container. Read more on how to recycle household hazardous waste.
Containers for all City residents are available to be picked up at City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Recyclables should be placed at the same location from which your regular trash is collected. Collection begins at 7:00 am, every Wednesday. If a major holiday is observed during any week, recyclables should be held until the following Wednesday.
Yard-waste Drop-off Site
The Delaware County Compost Farm is a convenient drop off site for yard-waste. The site is open the third Wednesday of each month through September from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The site is located in Chester Township.
Delaware County Compost Farm
2300 Concord Road/Incinerator Road
Beginning the first Monday of May, trash collection is scheduled for twice a week pickup. The schedule becomes once a week starting the first Monday of November. In the event of a holiday falling on one of these days, please check channel 10 or the area newspaper for a change in the schedule. For the twice a week schedule, please see below.
If your regular day is Monday, your days will be Monday & Thursday
If your regular day is Tuesday, your days will be Tuesday & Friday
If your regular day is Thursday, your days will be Thursday & Monday
If your regular day is Friday, your days will be Friday & Tuesday.
Please contact the Department of Streets and Public Improvements for any questions or concerns at 610-447-7742.
Bulk Waste Collection
Collection is offered to all residential properties. Residents are required to place items out and then call for a pick-up. Please allow sufficient time for bulk waste pick-up which is 3-5 workdays or sooner.There is a limit of six (6) household items per pick-up. Building materials are not acceptable for bulk-waste collection.
Contact Information: Bulk Waste: 610-447-7888, 610-447-7889