Refuse containers are available from the Borough office at a cost of $17.00.  The containers are 32 gallons and meet all the requirements for the refuse program.
Refuse containers are available from the Borough office at a cost of $17.00. The containers are 32 gallons and meet all the requirements for the refuse program.

RESIDENTIAL REFUSE COLLECTION

This service is for all domestic users. A domestic user signifies a single-family unit; either housed in a single-family home, duplex house unit, apartment building or any other complex, but shall not include public or nonprofit elderly housing.

Garbage and normal household refuse are picked up once a week by Borough refuse collection crews. On your scheduled collection day, all refuse must be placed in proper containers and/or bagged and at the collection site by 7:00 a.m. for collection

It is the property owner's and/or resident's responsibility to follow all Borough Refuse Collection Regulations and Ordinances so the refuse and recyclables will be collected. If the items are not prepared properly the refuse and/or recyclables will not be collected and a sticker will be placed at the collection site explaining the collection problem.

Each domestic unit is limited to 3- 33 gallon containers or bags per week. A bag, can or container cannot exceed a capacity of 33 gallons and/ or weigh more than 45 pounds when full.  To avoid possible injury to refuse collection personnel, receptacles exceeding the capacity and/or weight will not be emptied or picked up.

Refuse collection personnel will collect additional bags that have an Extra Bag tags placed in a conspicuous location on the bags. Extra Bag tags can be purchased for $2.00/tag at the Borough office.   

The Borough refuse collection crews will also collect one over sized refuse item each week with your normal household refuse collection. An over sized refuse item is a piece of refuse less than 6' in any dimension and which weighs less than 45 pounds. Tires, white goods, and electronic waste are NOT acceptable.

Additional large items require a large item tag attached to the item. Large item refuse tags may be purchased for $5.00/tag at the Borough office. 

The Borough will rent Borough-owned permanent 1-yard, 2-yard, or 4-yard dumpsters to property owners who believe that a permanent dumpster will improve weekly refuse disposal conditions. 

Dumpsters must be placed on an approved macadam or concrete surface located on the property owner's property. This location must be next to the public alley or street, so the Borough crews can empty it without going onto private property. Permanent dumpsters may not be placed in the alley or street. 

A residential dumpster must be utilized by domestic users and contain only ordinary household waste.  Customers may not allow the dumpsters to overflow with refuse. If you occasionally experience an overflow on the dumpster, you may need to purchase Extra Bag Tags.

The lid on the dumpster must be closed at all times to assist with the sanitary conditions and to prevent the attraction of insects and/or rodents and to assist in keeping rain water from entering the container.

Borough refuse collection crews will empty permanent residential dumpsters once a week on the regular scheduled collection day. On your scheduled collection, all refuse must be placed inside your dumpster by 7:00 A.M. for collection.

Please contact the Borough Office for residential dumpster rates and sizes.

 

Holiday Schedule

Refuse collection crews work Monday through Friday.  Collections are not made on New Year Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Holiday on Monday = Tuesday collection day
  • Holiday on Tuesday = Wednesday collection day
  • Holiday on Wednesday = Thursday collection day
  • Holiday on Thursday = Friday collection day
  • Holiday on Friday = Thursday (prior to holiday) collection day