NEW TRASH, RECYCLING AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULES:
Regular household trash is collected on Fridays.
Recycling is collected on Fridays
Yard Waste is collected on Mondays
Except for holidays ...
There are six (six holidays during the year that change your
collection day.) When these holidays occur, trash, recycling
and yard waste collections scheduled for that day gets picked up on
Tuesday, Tuesday collections gets picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday
collections gets picked up on Thursday, Thursday collections gets
picked up on Friday, and Friday collections gets picked upo on
Saturday. This would be in effect for that specific week
only. Holidays include - New Years Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas
Residential trash is collected on Fridays.
Normal residential trash must be placed in a suitable container
with a tight fitting lid and handles, is watertight and animal
proof, and is able to be carried easily by the collector.
Containers shall not be less than 20 gallons or more than 35
gallons in capacity, and weigh less than 50 pounds when full.
A maximum of 12 containers of trash will be collected each
Latex (water-based) paint may be placed in the trash for
regular collection. Please allow the unused paint to harden to
prevent it from spilling onto the street during collection.
Federal regulations require the removal of refrigerants from
refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers prior
to disposal. All items containing refrigerants will be collected by
appointment only, separate from regular trash collection. Please
contact J.P. Mascaro & Son at (800) 432-1616 to schedule
pickup. Completely remove refrigerator and freezer doors to prevent
small children from becoming trapped inside. Doors are collected on
Fridays with regular trash.
All other bulk items, such as furniture, appliances, and carpet
are collected on Fridays along with the regular trash. Carpets must
be cut to lengths of three (3) feet or less and tied in manageable
bundles. Bulk items are limited to one item per week, except
carpet, which is limited to 10 bundles per week.
Trash may not be placed at the curb for collection before 6:00
p.m. on the evening proceeding a collection day. Empty containers
must be removed from the curb by 10:00 p.m. of the day of the
collection. All collections may occur as early as 6:00 a.m., so
residents are advised to plan accordingly. Do not put trash
in front of a mailbox.
The hauler is not responsible for the removal of building
materials, automobiles, automobile parts, tree stumps, demolition
materials, concrete, dirt, tires, and household hazardous wastes
(such as oil-based paints and solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides,
etc.). Each resident is responsible for the proper disposal of
For questions or problems, call the Township at 215-322-9700,
Recyclable materials are collected on Fridays.
Recyclable materials include newspapers and magazines, glass
bottles and jars (all colors), food and beverage cans (aluminum,
steel and bimetal), plastic bottles and jars (numbered 1 - 7 on
bottom of container), cardboard, pressed paperboard (cereal boxes,
pizza boxes, shoe boxes , etc), junk mail, office paper, computer
paper, shredded paper.
All recyclable materials are to be placed together in the green
recycling cart provided by the Township. You may use
additional containers, if necessary, for recycling. If you
use another container that is not identified for recycling, please
place a recycling sticker (available free of charge from the
Township) on the container. There is no limit on the amount
of recyclable materials collected.
Please keep the recyclable materials and trash three feet apart
at the curb or street line and do not place in front of
UNACCEPTABLE RECYCLING MATERIALS: It is very
important that your recycling does not include unacceptable
recycling materials. Below is a list of items that must NOT
go into the recycling cart:
Plastic bags or materials in plastic bags
Mirrors, window or auto glass, porcelain, ceramics, glass
cookware and bake ware, microwave oven trays, drinking glasses,
Wood and yard waste
Coat hangers and wire
Household items such as toasters, electronics, appliances,
Hazardous or toxic substances, Items containing or having
debris and residue containing hazardous or toxic substances such as
paint cans with wet paint, motor oil containers, gasoline cans,
glue, and petroleum products.
Books or Toys
"Covered Electronic Devices" - including desktop and laptop
computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and
Yard waste is collected on Mondays during the yard waste
collection program, which runs from April 1 to December 15 and the
third Monday in January. There is no limit on the amount of
yard waste collected.
New State regulations prohibit the disposal of yard waste at
landfills or incinerators. Therefore, yard waste will no
longer be collected with normal residential trash from December 15
through March 31. Residents may compost or mulch their yard
wasate during this period. For a processing fee, residents
may also deliver their yard waste to the Tullytown Compost facility
located at 1121 Bordentown Road, Morrisville, PA 19067.
Yard waste, which includes grass clippings, leaves, plants,
twigs and tree branches, may be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable
paper bags or in regular trash cans. Residents may not use
cardboard boxes or plastic bags, as these will not be accepted at
the compost facility.
Who Must Recycle?
Commercial, industrial and institutional establishments, such as
retail stores, restaurants, offices, schools, nursing and assisted
living facilities, rehabilitation centers, warehouses, hospitals
and churches are required to create and operate reycling
What Must be Recycled?
The law requires the following items be recycled by Commercial,
Industrial, and Institutional Entities:
Leaf waste including leaves, shrubbery, branches and similar
Materials should be stored seperately until picked up.
Businesses are required to handle and arrange their own waste and
State law mandates businesses to recycle. This law has been in
effect since 1988. There are also economic and environmental
resons. Why send something to a landfill if it can be reused?
Recycling saves money and resources. Reducing trash lowers disposal
costs. There are companies that purchase recyclable material which
helps offset the cost.
How Do You Start Recycling?
A Successful Program Needs:
Top level management support...the success of your recycling
program hinges upon the endorsement of senior management. Their
possitive support promotes a similar attitude among the
establishment's employees and customers. Also, reycling programs
often require initial outlays of capital.
A coordinator...a person in charge of developing, managing, and
enforcing the program, who is responsible for its success and who
others may contact with questions.
A task force...To assist the coordinator in developing the
initial program. Custodial staff, administrative staff, and
educators should be included.
A waste audit...To determine who's throwing away what and how
much is being trashed. Reduction and reuse should also be
A market investigation....To determine where your recyclable
materials can be processed. Most waste haulers offer collection of
recyclables. Some companies buy recyclable material.
A convenient collection system...With attractive, easy to use
containers, near the action...next to the computer and soda
machine...or a central storage area. Personnel are needed to
collect and record information on how much of what is being
A review of procurement policies ....To determine if other
products can be subsituted for current supplies that are recyclable
and/or made of recycled materials. Perhaps currrent buying
practices can be revised.
An education program....To inform staff about the program,
program goals, the value of waste reduction and recycling, and
periodically encourage people to continue recycling. Remind them
they're doing the right thing to help themselves, their community
and the environment.