Welcome to the Township of Ridley, Delaware County, PA!
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A little history about Ridley Township...Originally settled in 1644 by the Swedes and then the Dutch in 1655, the area was known as "Amos land". In 1682, John Simcock of Ridley,Chesire,England,purchased some 2,875 acres from William Penn and named the area after his hometown. Ridley was first recognized as a Township in 1687 and became a first class Township in March of 1906.
At a glance: Area- 5.27 sq. miles
Population- 30,768 (2010 Census)
Distance to Center City Philadelphia- 15miles, or 35 minutes
School District- Ridley
Delaware County Council announces Installation of Drug Drop Boxes
Delaware County residents now have access to secure medication drop boxes to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs that can be lethal when they fall into the wrong hands. The large, metal "Delco Medicine Drop" boxes are being installed in nine police departments at various locations in the county, including Ridley Township Police Department, through the continuing efforts of Delaware County Council, the District Attorney, and the Delaware County Heroin Task Force.
Click here for locations.
Medications in standard containers can be deposited in those containers. Loose medication can be put in plastic bags. Liquid medications should be enclosed in secure containers. Be sure to remove all personal information before disposal.
In accordance with the Covered Device Recycling Act, beginning January,2013, Ridley Township Public Works Department will NO longer be permitted to collect certain "covered" electronic devices with regular trash collection. "Covered Devices" include desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, and televisions. Click here for information on how to dispose of these items.
Ridley Township Ward Map
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PA West Nile Virus Control Program
Ridley's Hometown Heroes
We're looking for a few good men & women! Any military member in the township returning from deployment is asked to contact the township office at 610-534-4800. Please call with name, rank, branch of service and any other information. Thank you for your service.