On Monday, 7/4/17: The “Annual July 4th Festivities” for Upland Borough residents will start at 11:00 a.m. in Bristol Lord Field (located at 6th & Main Streets). Please note that you must be a current resident of the borough to participate. Please join us for FREE hot dogs, chips, soft pretzels, water ice, candy and drinks! Entertainment will include a DJ, Clowns, Face Painting, Water Slide and Bounces !

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Upland Police Help Wanted

Upland Police Department is now accepting applications for part-time police officers. Must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years old or older, with a valid PA driver’s license.

Interested individuals may pick up an application at police headquarters Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


FREE Smoke Alarms Available – While Supplies Last!

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Upland Fire Co. #1 has free smoke/fire alarms available to any borough resident whom requests one, while supplies last.
Click the link for the form that must be completed. The form is also available at the Borough Offices during business hours.
If a resident requires assistance in installing the battery operated free smoke/fire alarm, the Upland Borough Fire Department will provide this service for free.


Home Improvement Tips

When having any type of repairs or improvements performed around your home please make sure that you receive at least three estimates so you can compare prices from various reputable companies.

Also, please make sure that you are not pushed or rushed into signing any Contract, even if you have to finance the repair or improvement. Take your time and make sure you are getting the most for your money from a reputable company!

Every contractor must show you proof of their Insurance and a Home Improvement State License. They must also have an Upland Borough Permit and in some cases, an Upland Borough Contractor’s license. A copy of the Permit must be displayed in your front window.

Please make sure to check out any contractor you have hired to do work for you and do not pay them in full until the job is complete!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the Borough Office during normal business hours at 610-874-7317.

Thank you!


Heavy Trash

Please note that if a resident has Heavy Trash to be picked up, they MUST call the Borough Office to be put on the “Heavy Trash List”.

ALL mattresses and box springs MUST be wrapped in either a mattress bag or plastic or they WILL NOT be picked up. This process started in January 2014 as not to spread bed bugs. Borough Council is concerned for all residents health and this gives added protection with this type of situation.


OSHA Quick Card – Protecting Yourself

Portable Generator Safety & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Due to the recent increase in power outages in the surrounding areas, please find information from OSHA regarding Portable Generator Safety (click the link) and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (click the link).


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9 Volt Battery Warning

It has been noted in several incidents that when you dispose of several 9-volt batteries at the same time, the connectors of the battery can come in contact with each other and actually start a fire in whatever container you have the batteries for trash removal. In other words, if you have two batteries and if the connectors touch each other a spark can start and create a fire.

The best way to stop this from happening is to simply put a secured piece of electrical tape over the top connectors, thus stopping them from touching any other battery that you may have in the trash.


Message To Our Residents

We have recently had an incident in which a skunk approached a dog, while in the back yard of a property in our Borough. Unfortunately the skunk turned aggressive on the dog and had to be destroyed by authorities.

The skunk tested positive for rabies. This is the Borough’s first incident of a wildlife animal testing positive for rabies.

Many wildlife breeds are out in the weather all year round, such as ground hogs. This time of the year many breeds of wildlife are coming out for food, water and for breeding so we may see various breeds of wildlife in our back yards.

Please be careful when you let your pets out in your yards, check for any type of wildlife. If you see a wildlife animal acting strangely please call “911” and have the police notify our Animal Control Officer. Do not approach any type of wildlife, do not leave food out for them and please place your trash can lid on tightly so they cannot get in your trash.
Thank You,
Upland Borough Council


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection in 2016

Delaware County has four collection dates scheduled in 2016 to drop off HHW. Electronic Waste and Latex Paint will NOT be collected.  The dates are:

• Saturday, June 11th at Emergency Services Training Center located in Sharon Hill
• Saturday, July 16th at Marple Transfer Station located in Broomall
• Sunday, Sept. 18th at Penn State University-Brandywine Campus located in Media
• Saturday, October 22nd at Emergency Services Training Center located in Sharon Hill

Please see the HWW Collection Events flyer (click link) and/or visit the Borough Calendar for further details.


Newspaper & Cardboard Product Recycling

Upland Borough Council is pleased to announce that we will now recycle newspaper and cardboard products on the First & Third Friday of every month. Please view the flyer for specific information on what type of items may be included. Items must be in a paper bag/cardboard container or co-mingled with your other recyclable items. Please contact the Borough Office at (610) 874-7317 for any questions. Residents can obtain from the Borough Offices a free “Recycle” sticker for placement on an extra trashcan.


Reporting Violations or Problems with Local Streams

Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association has provided a detailed “Hotlines” list for citizens to assist in reporting violations or problems with their local streams to the proper authorities. Please click the link or visit the “Stormwater” section of the website for the “Contact List For Reporting Violations/Problems with Local Streams” flyer.


Borough Street Lights

It is appreciated, when a resident notices a street light out, if they would call the Municipal Office at (610) 874-7317 and notify the Secretary. Each pole is numbered and must be reported with the pole number included. We thank you for your assistance!

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