Curbside trash collection in the Borough begins at 5:00 a.m.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTABLE:
- Rubbish from construction
- Street refuse
- Dead animals
- Abandoned large machinery
- Any other large, bulky items
Grass clippings will be collected on a weekly basis if they are in containers not exceeding thirty-two (32) gallons and placed in containers separate from other refuse. Grass clippings will be considered in the three (3) container limit imposed.
TREE/HEDGE TRIMMINGS AND BRUSH
Tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items will be collected on an “every other week” basis on non-recycling collection weeks (see Schedule below). Tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items must be tied in bundles not exceeding four (4) feet in length and fifty (50) pounds in weight, or placed in a container not larger than thirty-two (32) gallons, separate from other refuse. If these items are in excess of the three (3) container maximum permitted, the Contractor may charge a per bundle or container fee for additional items.
Borough trash customers may place one (1) large item at the curb for collection at no additional charge. Large-item pick-up will only occur on recycling weeks (see Calendar).
Acceptable items are: sofas, desks, chairs, tables, mattresses, box springs, dishwashers, hot water heaters, washers, dryers and similar items, provided that two (2) people can lift them on the back of a truck.
Items that will not be picked up are: household and hazardous waste, paints, herbicides, insecticides, solvents, chemicals, propane tanks, liquids, batteries, tires, tree stumps, concrete, construction debris and loose piles of items. Batteries, tires and paint can be taken to the Washington Township Refuse Transfer Station for disposal. Batteries will be accepted at no charge; however, a nominal fee will be charged for the disposal of tires. Paints must be dry – either remove the lid and let it dry or add “kitty litter” until it is dried in the can.
Items containing Freon, such as freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners, will be picked up on an item-by-item basis, for a special fee. Individuals wishing to have items containing Freon picked up should call Waste Management at (717) 597-5961 and arrange for the special pick-up.
TRASH COLLECTION OPTION FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS
Multiple-family residences, defined as a unit consisting of four (4) or more dwelling units, that are owned by one individual, firm or corporation, or separately owned and operated as a cooperative form of housing, including condominiums, may utilize the Borough’s contractor or another licensed contractor, as approved by the Borough, to collect and dispose of their refuse. See Ordinance #935 for additional information. (Download Trash Collection Option Form for Commercial Customers below).