Public Works

Public Works Department

The Township Road Department maintains roughly 111 miles of roads with 17 full-time employees working out of the maintenance facility, located at 2820 Windmill Rd.

Paul Darrah: Public Works Director

610-678-5393

Randy Fultz: Foreman

610-678-5393

April through August

Why: To collect cinders and debris from the roadway and to keep salt and cinders from entering the storm sewer system. Sweeping winter debris helps keep the waters of the Commonwealth clean. Township sweepers will sweep at the curb line first, then come back later and sweep leaf debris as the trees come into bloom.

The Township provides leaf collection during the fall season through the first Friday of December, unless snow falls prior to the scheduled end date. Residents should place their leaves in the street along the curb line. Placing leaves in uniform sized rows along the curb as opposed Leaf Collectionto placing them in big piles, expedites the collection process because the units can continue to move forward as they are collect the leaves. Big piles of leaves are more time consuming to collect.

The crews will continue to rotate throughout the Township during the collection period. Specific collection dates cannot be set due to unforeseen weather conditions, equipment breakdowns and staffing levels. If heavy rains are predicted, we suggest you wait until after the storm passes to put your leaves in the street. Leaf piles could prevent the flow of storm water and clog storm drains.

The Township of Spring Yard Waste Recycling Sites are located on Yerger Boulevard near State Hill Road and on Goose Lane near Sage Drive. Operating hours are 6 am to 9 pm, May 1st through September 30th and 6 am to 7 pm from October 1st to April 30th. The facilities are open to all Township residents. Commercial landscapers, lawn mowing companies or any other business is prohibited from using the Yard Waste Sites. The Township only accepts grass, flowers, garden plants, branches, Christmas trees and shrubs. Bags, containers, root balls, tree stumps, lumber, wood, concrete, brick, metal, appliances, rocks, soil, trash and construction materials are NOT permitted. Dumping of non-approved materials will result in a fine of up to $600.00 per incident plus the cost of prosecution. Township Ordinance #306 and its amendments outline all of the rules and regulations relative to the use of the Yard Waste Site and is available through the Township’s website.

LOCATIONS

Yerger Blvd. – Next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, across from Cacoosing Meadows Recreational Area. – Click for Directions
Goose Lane – Take Sage Dr. past Shiloh Hills Elementary School, turn left onto Goose Lane. – Click for Directions

This service is intended for Spring Township residents ONLY.

Ordinance 306, Section 43, REGULATIONS

Please remove grass clippings from plastic bags before dumping. No plastic bags are to be left at the site. If you must bag your grass for transport, please use paper bags as the paper bags will compost. Only yard residuals will be accepted at the collection facilities. No other type of recyclable material, rubbish, trash, waste or garbage is accepted. Hours of collection shall be 6:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., May 1 through September 30 and 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., October 1 through April 30.

Ordinance 306, Section 44, PENALTIES

Penalties: Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be subject to a Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or no more than Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) plus costs of prosecution. Each day of a violation shall constitute a separate offense.

In accordance with Chapter 10 Part 4 of the Township of Spring Codification of Ordinances, Ordinance 306 states that the yard waste collection facility is intended for Township of Spring residents only. Non-residents, Commercial landscapers, lawn mowing companies and similar entities shall be prohibited from using the Collection Facilities. Only yard residuals shall be accepted at the Collection Facility. No other recyclable material, rubbish, trash, waste or garbage is accepted at the Facility. Yard waste residuals shall be placed in the proper locations as indicated by the posted yard waste signs. No bags or containers are to be left at the site. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate the ordinance, shall upon conviction, be subject to a penalty of not less than $100.00 and not more than $600.00. For your reference, below is link to a copy of Ordinance 306 Titled Yard Residuals. Should you have any questions pertaining to the Yard Waste Collection Facility Ordinance, please contact the Director of Public Works, Paul Darrah or the Township Manager John Groller at 610-678-5393.

Yard Waste Collection Facility Ordinance

Goose Lane Yard Waste Site

(Note: you must submit both “Rules and Regulations” and “Registration Form” documents)

The Maintenance Staff will begin salting and cindering operations as soon as deemed necessary. Once the snow/ice accumulates to approximately four (4) inches or more, the snow-plowing operations will begin. Many factors, including but not limited to short and long range weather forecasts, current road conditions, time of day and available equipment and materials, are considered when making the decisions regarding winter road maintenance.

As Mother Nature reminded all of us last year, there isn’t always a warming or melting period in between snow storms. In order to snow removalprovide space for these

additional snow falls, the staff will make every attempt to plow open the roads from curb to curb in residential areas and back to the edges of the roads in rural areas. Vehicles that are parked on the streets or in cul-de-sacs prevent us from being able to do this. As additional snow falls and freezes on these rows of snow, they become impossible to move, grow larger and restrict the travel lanes. Whenever possible, please park vehicles in your driveway.

During storms, please keep children, pets and yourself out of the streets. Sledding in the streets is dangerous for everyone.

Our staff works long hours to clear the roads in a timely manner and to keep the traveling public safe. We appreciate your cooperation.

Resolution # 2010-09 – Claims for Mailbox Damage

RESIDENTS ONLY!

Christmas trees WILL NOT be picked up at curbside.
Final drop-off date for trees will be January 31st.

Deposit trees at the following locations:

Prior to digging up a Township Street, the applicant shall first apply to the Township of Spring for a Road Occupancy Permit. Please complete the application. Be sure to include the required sketch showing location and work details and the extent of the excavation. Please submit 3 copies of the required application and sketch to the Township Secretary. Fees are required upon application submittal. The fee is $ 250.00 per cut. Please see Street Occupancy and Excavations Ordinance for additional information and requirements.

Public Works FAQ

To speak with someone in the Township Office please dial 610-678-5393 X1420.

Call the Township of Spring Police Department at (610) 678-3431 and leave a message with the receptionist.

See our Current Project page.

To speak with someone in the Township Office please dial 610-678-5393 X1420.

Homeowners are responsible to fix and repair the sidewalk on their property.

See the Snow Removal page. https://www.springtwpberks.org/public-works/

Homeowners have 24hrs to clear their sidewalk after the snow ends.

The Township of Spring is not responsible for maintenance of alleys.

Street sweepers are out from April to August. See our Street Sweeping page for more information.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Road program call PennDot at (610) 929-0766.