TRASH & RECYCLING

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019


Trash & recycling is picked up weekly on Wednesday. All totes should be placed in the street or alley with handles facing away from the roadway by 6:00 A.M. Placing your trash & recycling out the NIGHT BEFORE pick up is recommended. If possible, allow four feet between totes and keep away from cars, trees and mailboxes. 

 REMINDER: OPEN BURNING IS NOT

PERMITTED IN THE BOROUGH! 

 

Please do not put your trash and recycling out before 12:00 noon the day before pickup.

 

As recommended, put your trash and recycling out the night before.

 

On trash day, please remove your totes from the street and sidewalks ASAP.

 IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR TRASH SERVICE OR PICKUP, 

PLEASE CALL WASTE MANAGEMENT DIRECTLY AT 1-800-869-5566. 

 CURBSIDE RECYCLING 

All residents will use the provided yellow lid recycling tote for commingled recycling. Please do not bag recyclables. Place empty /rinsed items directly in the tote.    

*Recyclables can no longer be dropped off at the Recycling Center.       

                                       
Accepted Items:   
Recycling Guide
Glass bottles and jars, aluminum and metal cans, plastic bottles and containers #1 through #7 (lids removed), cereal boxes, junk mail, brown paper bags, magazines, newsprint, cardboard, cartons (food and beverage cartons such as milk, juice, soup, broth, etc. )


Do Not Include: food waste, plastic bags, polystyrene foam cups and containers, needles, tissues, paper towels, napkins & shredded paper.
How does single stream recycling work?  
http://youtu.be/_GP3JuiX5BY 

 

 TRASH REMOVAL 

All residents will use the provided green lid tote for trash. Each unit is allowed a maximum of (2) 33-gallon bags of your choosing in addition to or in place of the tote.


Accepted Items: 

All ordinary household trash and garbage and non-recycled materials. 
 

Do Not Include:

Tires, TV's electronic devices, bulk items and hazardous waste.

 LARGE BULK ITEMS 

The bulk tag program has been discontinued. Pick up of large items such as appliances, furniture, machinery or equipment, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers are not included in your weekly trash service. Call Waste Management for their pickup fee or contact a hauler of your choice.

 LEAF COLLECTION 

The leaf drop off program has been discontinued. Per Waste Management, you may bag your leaves and place them out with your trash for collection. Each unit is allowed a maximum of (2) 33-gallon bags of your choosing in excess of your trash tote.

Consider composting your yard and food waste. Information is available at:

Guide to Home Composting (PA DEP)

https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/RecyclingDisposal/Composting/Pages/default.aspx

 

 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING 

TV’s, computers, monitors, etc. cannot be disposed of in the trash

or recycling totes. Please call Waste Management for their fees,

or visit the following websites for additional recycling centers:

 

Palm Business Center

Call for pricing and details (215) 679-4119

http://www.palmbusinesscenter.com

RETRIEVR

-Montgomery County has an agreement with “Retrievr” for electronic waste pick up and recycling which is available to all residents, see link https://retrievr.com/location/montgomery-county-pa/

-Retrievr charges a flat $10 doorstep convenience fee for clothing and any small electronics. If any of the below items are included with the pickup, the doorstep convenience fee is waived. Convenience fees for the following items are listed here and on the Retrievr webpage:

    •$10 for each microwave

    •$35 for each TV under 150 lbs. and monitors that use a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)

    •$100 for each TV 150 lbs. or more, such as those with wooden cabinets or rear-projection TVs

    •$50 for each dehumidifier

    •$50 for each window air-conditioner

    •$50 for each mini refrigerator under 50 lbs.

 

-Drop off options are still listed at https://www.montcopa.org/2019/Televisions

 

 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION 
This program is held by Montgomery County. More information can be found by calling (610) 278-3618, visiting their website at https://www.MontcoPARecycles.org
2021 Household Hazardous Waste dates have been announced at the link above.

 TIRE RECYLING 

https://www.montcopa.org/2021/Tires