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Verizon: Channel 36

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We're looking for a few good men & women! Any military member in Ridley 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.


Welcome to the Township of Ridley

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to the official website of the Township of Ridley.

Please use this website for news and information about Ridley Township.

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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 March of 1906.

Area: 5.27 sq. miles
Population: 30,768 (2010 Census)
School District: Ridley

*15 miles or approx. 35 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia


The Ridley Township Board of Commissioners is accepting resumes from qualified professionals for the position of Township Manager. The office is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is authorized by the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code and any subsequent ordinances developed and approved by the Board of Commissioners. Applicants should have a strong business background highlighting at least 10 years of managerial experience, familiarity with government budgeting processes and union contract negotiations and administration, as well as working knowledge and understanding of municipal governance, operations and practices across all department levels. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three (3) work references via email to Robert J. Willert, President, Board of Commissioners, at Resumes will be accepted until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.

Ridley Township has contracted with Loftus Construction, Inc. (856-786-6607), based out of Cinnaminson, NJ, to reconstruct the S. Swarthmore Avenue bridge over Stoney Creek. During construction, S. Swarthmore Avenue from Bridge Road to Fairmount Road will be closed for an extended period of time from January 6, 2020, to April 17, 2020. Detour signs will be posted. If you should have any questions, concerns or require any additional information, please feel free to call the Township Office at 610-534-4800. Thank you.

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SAVE THE DATE: Leedom's 75th-anniversary celebration will be held on September 26, 2020 (rain date October 3, 2020). 

Also, if you were a student, had a child that attended Leedom, if you taught or worked at Leedom, or are currently a Leedom parent or staff member... the Leedom community needs YOUR help! Please send any Leedom-themed photos (an event at school, a former teacher, a group of friends that you wish to share, etc.) to Mary Mattero at If possible, please identify the event, the individuals included, and the approximate year.


2020 Township Newsletter
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2020 Trash & Recycling
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2019/2020 Winter Recreation Happenings Newsletter
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New Paved Walking Trail at Municipal Park

Located at Michigan Avenue & Fairview Road in Swarthmore

Behind Notre Dame de Lourdes School & Catholic Church

Funded By PECO's Green Region Grant Program


PA West Nile

Control Program
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2020 Household Hazardous Waste 
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Proper Disposal of Leftover Paint

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Covered Device Recycling Act

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, & televisions.


Click here for information on how to dispose of these items

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.  

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.



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