RECYCLING - No changes for recycling in the month of AUGUST
YARD WASTE/GRASS/LEAVES - No changes for yard waste/grass/leaves for the month of AUGUST
Yard waste/grass needs to be in a container that can be easily
dumped. Do not use paper or plastic bags. Please make sure
there is NO garbage mixed in with yard waste. Containers with
garbage mixed in will not be picked up.
We offer BOROUGH WIDE weekly recycling pick up of ALL recyclable materials EVERY Thursday. This curbside pick up will include co-mingled glass, plastics, paper, and cardboard. Residents should be aware that the following co-mingled recyclables are accepted: aluminum cans (beer & soda), plastic bottles, jars, tubs, and buckets #1 through #7 (this includes soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine, pet food, etc.),clear, brown, green glass bottles/jars (food and drink only), metal food cans (tin/steel), metal lids, metal pots and metal pans. Please empty containers prior to placing them out for pick up. Recyclables should be put in an old garbage can or other sturdy container. DO NOT place in bags! Plastic grocery store bags can be returned to the store for recycling.
We CANNOT accept ceramic cups or dishes, coffee mugs, Pyrex, glasses, light bulbs or windows. Newspaper includes all sections of the newspaper (including ads), magazines, telephone books, mail (including junk mail) and regular paper.
Oil-based paint is a combustible material. Call 610-782-3073 for more information. Be prepared to describe the type of material, the size of the container, and the approximate volume remaining in the container so that we can offer suggestions for disposal.
LATEX PAINT DISPOSAL
Remove and discard the paint
can lid, make sure the paint can is 1/2 full or less, add clay-based
kitty litter so that the can is about 3/4 full, stir paint/kitty litter
mixture if liquid paint remains add more kitty litter, allow
paint/kitty litter mixture to air dry until hard approximately 1-2 days
and than dispose of can in the garbage without the lid. DO NOT PUT LID
This service is another way to keep solid waste tonnage down. Leaves and yard waste can be quite heavy. By offering this separate pickup we are able to keep it out of our landfills thus keeping fees down. Yard Waste/Grass is picked up on Friday (April through October) and should also be placed in an open container no heavier than 50 lbs (weight deemed safe for one individual to lift). Containers exceeding this limit will NOT be collected. Leaves are picked up on Fridays (October and November). Check the newsletter calendar for collection dates!
Whether it is in an effort to save energy or reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, many people have made the switch to CFL bulbs. Qualified CFL bulbs use up to 75% LESS energy then incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 times longer! While this is an effective, accessible change anyone can make, you should know that CFL bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury, sealed within the glass tubing; because of this, they should be recycled. Please bring CFL bulbs to the borough office for proper disposal, there is NO additional fee for this service.
Once a year, in the spring, a trailer is furnished by La Farge for our annual Borough wide tire drop off. While there is a limit of 6 tires per household; this is a free service for all residents. Tires from automobiles, pick-up trucks, and vans, but no large trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, or bicycles. The borough has an ordinance in place which forbids the collection of tires on any property; this is because of the threat of West Nile Virus. If you have accumulating tires on your property and miss this years drop off contact one of our local car repair shops; there is a minimal fee for each tire. Once a date is determined, it will be posted here, check back often.
Sites, materials accepted, and phone numbers for your convenience.
610-262-9021 Attn: Roger
Collection of appliances with freon (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners). Fee charged.