Recycling Upgrade in Upper Darby?

I am not a big poster to this blog; in fact, this is my first ever post here, although you may have seen me listed as a contributor. Finally, I feel like I have something to blog about with regard to local happenings!

I live in Upper Darby, and long have I lamented the Township’s rather pathetic recycling program. It was a shock to me when I first moved here to discover that glass isn’t picked up for recycling, and I grew to loathe making the trip out to Havertown or Barclay Square to dump my glass. I also despise having to drive out to Primos to recycle my plastic. I had high hopes for Janice Oakey’s bid for mayor, thinking that she would be forward-thinking enough to revamp the recycling program, but we know how that turned out (wipes tear from eye). And now, some of my fellow citizens have gotten together and petitioned the Township to improve the program (thank god, because I’ve been meaning to write that letter to the council for going on five years!).

Dave Schwartz and Barbarann Keffer have put together a petition that YOU can sign, if you live in Upper Darby and want a better recycling program. Just hop on over to and type in your name and address. If you’re married, have your spouse do it, too. No junk email will come to you as a result of signing, and you can even choose to leave your email private, even from the petition authors. If you prefer to sign in person, that can be arranged, too.

Here is an op-ed piece submitted by Ms. Keffer in the News of Delaware County last month that contains the full argument and information. She also submitted the same piece to

Now go sign the petition to upgrade our recycling program!