With yard clean up on everyone's mind, you should all know that burning of brush and leaves is a very problematic issue. East Marlborough discourages burning; the Township prohibits the smoke and air pollution that travels onto neighbor's property. It is impossible to burn leaves at any time without creating dangerous and bothersome smoke. SECCRA Landfill, on Route 926, accepts bagged leaves, as well as branches and brush. The material must be transported in a covered vehicle. The East Marlborough road crew will chip up branches which have fallen in a storm; we will not provide chipping service for trees and branches that the landowner has taken down. You may call the Township Public Works to arrange for chipping service at 610-444-1375. Please consider your neighbors and the environment before igniting any brush fires.
In May, 2009, East Marlborough, West Marlborough, and Newlin Townships applied to Chester County to receive grant funding through the Vision Partnership Program to prepare a regional comprehensive plan. The County agreed to provide funding for this collaborative effort between the three townships and Chester County, which has resulted in a comprehensive plan document that will help guide future land use decisions for the region. View the accepted plan.