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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


Delaware County Reassessment


For more information on the County’s Reassessment, please visit Delaware County’s website at

Click here to learn more.

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.


Delaware County Emergency

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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.

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Leedom's 75th Anniversary Celebration  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... we need YOUR help!


Please send Leedom-themed photos (event at school, former teacher, group of friends 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


100 E. MacDade Boulevard

Folsom, PA 19033


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