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Residential Refuse Collection

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Refuse Containers are available for purchase at the Borough office at a cost of $24.00 each.
These are 32 gallon containers and meet the requirements for Waste Management 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 Waste Management crews.  All refuse must be placed in proper containers and/or bagged and at the collection site the night before 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.

Grass clippings will be accepted as part of the refuse collection. Any bags of grass clippings will count in the refuse limit of 3-33 gallon containers or bags per week. Extra bag tags can be purchased at the Borough office.

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 $5.00/tag at the Borough office.   

The 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.

In regards to mattresses the following guidelines must be followed for collection. All mattresses must be wrapped in plastic and seal any open seams with tape. Any kind of plastic works for wrapping the mattress. For mattresses bigger than a twin a $10 tag needs to be attached. 

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 $10.00/tag at the Borough office. 

Single Bag Program
For more information regarding this program, please contact the Borough office.

Christmas Trees
There is no separate Christmas tree collection day.  Christmas trees will be collected on the regular refuse/recycle service days during selected weeks in January.  Please refer to the Borough newsletter or calendar for collection days.