Christmas Tree Collection 2022

Christmas Trees will be collected curbside on your first three regular trash collection days in 2022.

Please do not place your tree in a plastic bag. All decorations and stands must be removed. Trees are composted by the Township.

*All Christmas trees are taken to the township compost site.
Information is subject to change, due to various conditions.
Note that we are collecting Christmas trees on their regular trash days this year instead of doing the Wednesday collections we did previously.

UD C.A.R.E.S. Tree Planting

Saturday, November 20 and/or Sunday, November 21
See times & locations below:

Volunteer with UD C.A.R.E.S. for our fall tree planting events! Events will be held at Klosterman Park, North Hills Park, and Fort Washington Elementary School. Work gloves and shovels will be provided, or you may bring your own. Please sign up and fill out the attached waivers and COVID-19 information at the links below. Paper waivers will also be available on-site at the events.

Klosterman Park, Saturday November 20th
from 8:00-9:00 am  


North Hills Park and Community Center, Saturday November 20th
from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm


Fort Washington Elementary School, Sunday November 21st
from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Please sign up in advance.

Leaf Collection 2021

Township vacuum collection of leaves requires leaves to be raked curbside, NOT IN THE STREET, in accordance with Ordinance #1081. Weather conditions may severely affect adherence to the schedule below.
Leaf Collection Reminders:

      Weather permitting, our crews will be in the following areas during the week of:
          Map-Leaf Collection Zones

          Do not place your leaves out for collection more than seven (7) days before your scheduled week of pick-up.
          Utilize the yard waste program to dispose of your leaves until the leaf program begins and in between scheduled collections.
          Please do not mix sticks, branches or other yard waste in with your leaves at the curb. Branches, rocks and other debris cause major damage to the leaf vacuum machines. Please ONLY LEAVES at the curb for vacuum collection.

          All dates and information subject to change due to various conditions.
          Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 ext. 0

          Yard Waste Collection Ends December 3, 2021

          2021 Yard waste collection will end December 3, 2021 (no yard waste will be collected during the week of Thanksgiving: November 22-26, 2021). This applies to both typical yard waste and kitchen organics.


          connectUpperDublin is Ending

          connectUpperDublin is ending and will be replaced with a new and improved program.

          As of 10/29/2021 connectUpperDublin, powered by SeeClickFix, is no longer in use by Upper Dublin Township.

          A new & improved 311/citizen engagement program is on the way.

          We’re hoping to launch our new system by the end of the year. For now, call the front desk at the Township building at 215-643-1600 ext. 0 with any issues/concerns.

          Philadelphia Wage Tax for UDT Workers Working from Home in UDT

          Upper Dublin Township residents who worked in the city of Philadelphia during 2020 and have been required by their employer(s) to work from home, have the opportunity to realize a tax savings in 2021. The Philadelphia wage tax is currently 3.448% while Upper Dublin’s earned income tax for both the school district and township totals 1%. Potentially a direct savings of some 2.448% on your total taxable income.
          In order to realize this savings, it is important that you contact your payroll or human resource department and request that they establish an account with the Township’s third-party payroll collection agent, Berkheimer Tax Innovations at 610-599-3139 or their website
 Upon doing so your employer will then begin to withhold your taxes based on your home as your work location. As noted above, the current wage tax rate is 1%, you will also be subject to the township’s Local Services Tax of $1.00 per week/$52.00 per year.
          If you are self-employed you should already have a direct account with Berkheimer for the required quarterly payments of both taxes.
          It is important to note that township residents receive a direct offset for any wage and/or net profits taxes paid to Philadelphia. Meaning that if you have paid Philadelphia during 2020 it would be applied directly against any liability for taxes properly due to Upper Dublin Township/Upper Dublin School District

          Save the Date: Willow Manor Drainage Improvements – Town Hall Meeting
          February 24th at 7:00 PM

          This virtual meeting is for residents of Willow Manor. We will discuss plans to fix erosion of the storm sewer swale below Maple Ave. We will also discuss the survey and study of the entire drainage system from Maple Ave. to North Hills Ave. Residents abutting the swales and storm sewer in the Willow Manor Drainage Report are encouraged to attend or watch the replay. 

          Click below for report and details:


          Listed below are websites for the latest information on COVID-19. Also, a list of items in PDF format that may prove helpful.


          UDT website COVID-19 updates and links

          Montgomery County Daily Updates

          PA Department of Health Daily Press Briefing COVID-19 Daily at Noon

          Congresswoman Madeleine Dean COVID-19 Updates

          Sen. Bob Casey's COVID-19 resource page

          CDC COVID-19 Daily Updates

          IRS COVID-19 FAQ, including updated federal tax deadlines

          FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

          Resources for Consumers and Small Businesses from Jason Salus Montgomery County Treasurer

          Attorney General Josh Shapiro-COVID-19 Price Gouging.
          Send your email to:

          Preliminary Information for Self-Employed and Gig Workers

          Stimulus Check Calculator

          CARES Act waives 2020 required minimum distributions for retirement accounts

          Restaurant Employee Relief Fund grants for impacted restaurant industry employees

          Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Forgivable Loans (applications open 4/3)

          LISC/Verizon Small Business Grants (deadline 4/4)

          PA Small Business Development Center Webinars

          Helpful Information

          Make Your Own Facemask

          Montgomery County Response Fund - If you are able, please consider supporting our Montgomery County nonprofits during this emergency.

          Twinging Valley Dog Park FAQs

          Here is the latest information about the new Dog Park at Twining Valley.

          Click here.

          Shredding Event

          September 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
          UDT Residents Only *Photo ID Required* 3 box maximum - no businesses
          Begins at 8:00am and ends when the two trucks are full. All COVID-19 protocols are in place (masks and social distancing required). Please stay in your car.
          September 12, 2020
          8:00 am - 10:00 am
          Event Categories:
          Community, Public Works

          Leaf Pick Up Schedule

          Ward 3-1 is ZONE 3 (West of Turnpike: ex Aidenn Lair)
          Ward 3-2 is ZONE 1 (East of Turnpike): ex Willow Manor)

          Here are the schedule changes:
          Area #1: Week of Oct. 5
          th, Cancelled
          Area #2: Week of Sep. 28
          th, Cancelled
          Area #3: Week of Oct. 12
          th, Cancelled
          The remaining schedule will remain unchanged:
           Area #1:Week of Oct. 26
          Area #2: Week of Oct. 19
          Area #3: Week of Nov. 2
          Area #1: Week of Nov. 16
          Area #2: Week of Nov. 9
          Area #3: Week of Nov. 23
          Area #1: Week of Dec. 7
          Area #2: Week of Nov. 30
          Area #3: Week of Dec. 14

          One Sided Trash Collection

          Starting October 6th in Aidenn Lair and Dublin Hunt, one sided trash collection will begin. You will be receiving a letter in the mail from Public Works explaining the rationale and procedure.

          September 10, 2020
          Dear Resident,
          This letter is to request your cooperation in a needed change to how your trash and recycling will be collected. It is the Township’s hope that with your cooperation we can start this change on October 6, 2020, your regular collection day (your collection days are not being changed).
          The Township has evaluated streets throughout the Township that make sense for one side of the street collection. Expanding the areas with one side of the street collection has important benefits for Township operations and your neighborhood including:

            Starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, we ask that you place your trash and recycling carts on the (odd/even) numbered side of (street name) for collection. This change only affects the regular trash and recycling collections. The yard waste, bulk trash, and cardboard collections are not affected.
            As a reminder, please put your carts curbside the night before collection, as our crews start at 6:30 a.m. Also, please place your cart at least three feet away from any obstacles and at least one foot away from other carts. Please place your trash in trash bags inside the carts to help prevent any spillage. Finally, as a courtesy to your neighbor, please remove your carts in a timely manner after collection.
            Thank you for your cooperation in making our operation even more efficient and cost effective, thereby helping to keep the township taxes as low as possible. If you have any questions about where and how to place your trash carts I can be reached directly at 215-237-9748.
            Very truly yours,
            Chris Kunkel, Public Works Director

            UPDATE: Sidewalk from
            Dreshertown Plaza to JES

            Though the sidewalk project from the Dreshertown Plaza to Jarrettown Elementary School has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is moving forward. There are a number of steps in this process. First the project will be advertised to contractors through PennDOT in September and construction would begin towards the end of year. PennDOT requires the township to estimate 12 weeks between opening bids and Notice to Proceed. Once construction begins it is estimated to take approximately 9 months to complete.

            I will keep you posted as this project moves forward.

            2020/2021 Road Resurfacing/Pavement and Curb/Sidewalk Update

            To address residents’ wishes for advanced notice on curb and sidewalk repairs to be done, Public Works moving forward will provide residents a year notice to prepare.

            To that end the following changes will occur:

            1. Six miles of road resurfacing will be conducted as planned this year in late summer/early fall.
            2. The 3 miles of paving planned for 2020 will be postponed until 2021. This gives residents a year notice to prepare for their sidewalk/curb repairs.
            3. Also, the 2 miles of paving that is planned for 2021, those residents will be given a year notice to prepare as well.
            4. Storm and concrete work will be done a year ahead of time to lessen disruption going forward.

            So, this year’s curb and sidewalk repairs will be completed in 2021 giving residents one year to prepare, and the work already planned to be completed in 2021, these residents will also be given a year notice. Going forward residents will have a year notice to prepare for the upcoming curb/sidewalk repairs.


            Street Paving Program for July/August/September 2020

            The summer schedule will be published in March at this link:

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            Township inspectors will be on-site during all of the work.  If you require additional information, please contact Andy Fowler at 215-643-1600, extension 3335. These dates can change so check the website often for updates.

            There are three levels of street work: Mill and overlay resurfacing, Nova chip, and Ralumac.

            Mill and Overlay:
            Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted by our Highway Department at least one day in advance of the actual work being done.  The No Parking signs are for Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During the milling process (existing blacktop is removed), you will be able to get your cars into and out of your driveway except when the milling equipment is working directly in front of your property. After an area is paved, please wait a few hours before you drive on it for the new blacktop to be properly compacted and cooled. You are encourage to not make sharp turns into and out of your driveway for a few days after paving to prevent the appearance of tire marks on your new roadway.

            Although work may not be done on your particular street until later in the day, the contractor usually begins work at 7:00 AM. You are strongly encouraged to make sure that your automobiles are moved out of your driveways and off your street before this time.
            If you need to get into or out of your driveway during the time that the milling work is in progress, particularly when work is being done directly in front of your house, you may have to wait up to ½ hour. If there are unusual circumstances that warrant consideration, please contact the Upper Dublin Township Public Works Department as soon as possible to provide phone contact information.

            Nova Chip
            This year these streets will receive some preliminary work before the final application of Nova Chip at the end of September.  This preliminary work will be done in two stages.  First the entire street will be swept of all debris.  This will be followed immediately by the installation of a High Performance Chip Seal which is a preventive maintenance process designed to pre-treat your street by sealing out water and helping to eliminate cracking.  Please be aware that any loose stone will be minimal and will be swept during the week of 9/2/19. Following this, Township crews will perform some additional crack sealing and some milling to get the roads ready for the Nova Chip application at the end of the month.
            Streets will be posted with “No Parking”.  The township would appreciate it if you would refrain from on-street parking during this work so crews can work quickly and efficiently.
            Nova Chip is an ultra-thin material placed over a heavy application of polymer emulsion in a single pass that seals your street as well as provides a new road surface. This is excellent for use on high traffic areas due to its ability to be quickly re-opened to traffic. Nova Chip has a life span of 10 – 15 years, under all types of conditions, making this material an important tool for preserving roads and highways.
            The process requires closure of at least one traffic lane at a time, so through traffic will be delayed or prohibited as needed. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will be accommodated, but delays could occur during the application. Township staff will monitor and coordinate the work and would appreciate any assistance with minimizing driveway traffic during the application.

            Door hangers will be placed on your home the day prior to paving on your street. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted by our Highway Department at least one day in advance of the actual work being done.
            Although work may not be done on your particular street until later in the day, the contractor usually begins work at 7:00 AM.  You are strongly encouraged to make sure that your automobiles are moved out of your driveways and off your street before this time.
            If you need to get into or out of your driveway during the time that work is in progress, particularly when work is being done directly in front of your house, you may have to wait a few hours so the material has time to properly set up.  If there are unusual circumstances that warrant consideration, please contact the Upper Dublin Township Public Works Department as soon as possible.
            The contractor and the Township will do everything we can to reduce the inconvenience to our residents during this paving project and we ask for your patience and cooperation.
            Ralumac® micro-surfacing is a cost-effective preventive maintenance material for renewing surfaces and protecting pavements. A quick, economical surface treatment for asphalt and PCC, micro-surfacing provides a smooth, black, highly textured and durable pavement surface. 
            Ralumac micro-surfacing mixture sets quickly, and the road can be reopened to traffic in about an hour.  When applying the Ralumac to the road surfaces, the contractor must overlap his paving passes to get full coverage.  Depending on the width of the street, two or three passes may be required.  This process causes ridges to appear at these overlaps.
              However, as the traffic action kneads the material, closing up the surface rendering it virtually impervious. 
            The traffic will wear down any irregularities in the paving surface and will smooth them out in a relatively short time.  Please be advised, this road application will not look like a road that is milled and overlayed.  It will leave a gritty appearance until the traffic wears down the material and smooths it out.  This is normal.  Ralumac is used for micro-surfacing as part of preventive maintenance programs, and for rut filling and texturing for moderate to heavy volume roads--over both asphalt and concrete pavements.  A successful Ralumac micro-surfacing project can last from 6 to 9 years, depending on application and project conditions.

            Icy Roads in Upper Dublin Call 911

            If you see patches of ice on our roads that needs to be addressed, call 911 to get immediate help from the UD Township salt trucks.

            Snow And Ice Removal

            Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of a winter storm to allow for safe pedestrian passage and will be enforced by the Upper Dublin Township Police Department.
            It is illegal to shovel, plow or blow snow onto a street. To reduce the possibility of damage to your mailbox by the snowplow, check with the Public Works Department to be sure that your mailbox is installed at the proper height and setback from the street.
            Remember to shovel snow to the right side of your driveway, facing the road. This will help to reduce the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway during plowing.
            Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 ext. 3233

            Snow Emergencies Off Street Parking

            The Upper Dublin Police Department requests that during snow emergencies all residents use off-street parking for vehicles.
            Residents without off-street parking should follow this schedule:
            Even-Numbered Days: Parking is permitted on the side of the street with even-numbered houses.
            Odd-Numbered Days: Parking is permitted on the side of the street with odd-numbered houses.
            This will be strictly enforced by the Upper Dublin Township Police Department