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NEW! CCSWA & SECCRA Landfill Electronics Dropoff Sites are now accepting TV’s, computers and other electronics and appliances at the landfill for FREE until December 2016. Click here to read the notice from our Chester County Recycling Officer.

Did you know that milk cartons are now accepted for recycling? Did you know bottle caps are not accepted for recycling?  Click here to review what's new and what's not wanted for recyling.

August 1, 2016
Opening date of Birmingham Road bridge is September 16, 2016

May 12, 2016
PennDOT has announced a new start date of May 16th due to the need for additional permits as the excavation plan has changed.

March 31, 2016
PennDOT to Replace Birmingham Road Bridge over Radley Run in Birmingham Township, Chester County

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of April 11 to replace the Birmingham Road bridge over Radley Run in Birmingham Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. The new bridge is scheduled to open in August.

The Birmingham Road bridge has been closed to motorists since September 22, 2015, due to severe structural damage. The bridge is located between the intersections of Lambourne Road and Stoney Run Drive. During the bridge closure, Birmingham Road through traffic is detoured over Route 52 (Lenape Road), Creek Road and Route 926 (Street Road). Local access is maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

PennDOT will remove the old bridge and construct a new, cast-in-place concrete bridge. The new one-span structrure will be 18 feet long and 24 feet wide. It will carry one travel lane in each direction. The existing one-span, steel-beam bridge was built in 1938. It is 15 feet long and 26 feet wide. The structure was posted with a 18-ton weight limit and carried an average of 3,553 vehicles a day when it closed. Loftus Construction, Inc., of Cinnaminson, N.J. is the general contractor on the $500,000 project that is funded with 100 state funds.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. For more PennDOT information, visit Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at

Route 926 Bridge Improvement Project - (S.R. 0926, Section 53S)
The year long replacement project of the Rt. 926 bridge across the Brandywine River will begin in October 2016 with bridge closure detours in effect from February 2017 through Labor Day 2017. 

Public Meeting #2 - March 30, 2016 (PDF)

Project Renderings (PDF)

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The Battle of Brandywine 2014
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic event! More than 6000 visitors enjoyed the event and discovered the treasure that is our Hallowed Ground. See the Reviews

SR 926 Improvement Project

PennDOT and Gannett Fleming, Inc. hosted a public meeting at the Pocopson Elementary School on May 7, 2014 for the SR 926 Improvement Project. Found below are links to the PowerPoint Presentation (2MB) and the Presentation Boards (5MB):


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Learn more about how your septic system works and simple, everyday tips on how to properly maintain it.

  • The Basics: Do you have questions about how septic systems work? Do you know whether or not your property is serviced by a septic system?
  • Why should you maintain your septic system?: Learn the benefits to keeping a properly maintained septic system. The facts may surprise you.
  • How to properly care for your system: Septic system maintenance isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t need to be expensive. Follow these maintenance tips to help ensure your system continues to operate reliably.

Pennsylvania Flood Maps

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new site is It will help users determine if they are located in a floodplain and assist local officials in their creation of floodplain-management strategies to ensure public safety.  NOTE:  For best results, use Internet Explorer to access the maps.

Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
This has been adopted and recycling is mandated.
Click here to view the full text of the Ordinance.


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