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Trash and Recycling

By Ordinance, Chalfont Borough has a single waste and recycling hauler for all residents. The purpose of this requirement is to reduce the number of large trash trucks traveling the borough streets and the number of days per week that trash is placed curbside. Because of their special needs, businesses are exempt from this requirement, however, small businesses may opt-in to the contract at residential pricing.

The borough has awarded a trash contract to the lowest bidder, our current hauler, Advanced Disposal. (Please note that Lindenfield Townhome and Condo Association, and Pine Creek Condos both contract with a private waste hauler. This resident waste collection information is not applicable to residents at those locations. However, the cardboard dumpster at Public Works is available to all residents.)

Advanced Disposal Customer Service number is 610-440-3700.

Bulk Item
One bulk item can be placed out for pick up per week. Call Advanced Disposal prior to placing the item curbside. Bulk items consist of a piece of furniture, appliance, carpeting (cut up in 4 ft. width, rolled and tied), mattresses, etc. Appliances containing CFC-Freon such as freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioners cannot be included as part of bulk pickup. You must call Advanced Disposal to make special arrangements for pickup of these items. There is an extra charge for pickup of appliances containing Freon.

Holidays
If a holiday falls on your trash day (Friday) pick up will be on the next day (Saturday.) The following are considered holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Leaf Collection
Leaf Collection Dates for 2017:
Saturday, April, 29
Saturday, October 28
Saturday, November 11
Saturday, December 2

  • Bio-degradable bags must be used. Plastic bags with leaf waste will not be collected.
  • No twigs in bags with leaf waste
  • No tied or bundled twigs or tree trimmings will be picked up on Leaf Pick-Up Days
  • Please have bio-degradable bags at curbside the night before pick up.
Payments
Customers will be billed individually by Advanced Disposal every three months. The bill states DUE UPON RECEIPT. To avoid late charges, please pay your bill promptly by mailing to the address on the invoice.

Annual Cost of Service beginning June 1, 2013*

2013 2014 2015 2016 (extension) 2017 (extension)
Rate $238.20 $242.96 $247.82 $252.78 $257.84
Senior Rate (Age 62 or better) $214.38 $218.67 $223.04 $227.50 $232.05
Freon Disposal (per pick up) $30 $30.60 $31.21 $31.84 $32.48

*Costs do not reflect the .23% increase allowable by contract to offset the 34% Pennsylvania Fuel Tax Surcharge for diesel fuel that has been passed onto the customer in 2014.

Recyclables
Advanced Disposal offers Single Stream Recycling.  All household recyclables can be mixed together and placed in your recycling container. A list of acceptable items has been supplied to you or is available below.  Some of the acceptable items are:

  • aluminum beverage cans (rinsed);
  • steel and tin food cans (rinsed);
  • clear, green, or brown glass jars and bottles (please remove lids and rinse);
  • plastic containers labeled 1 through 7 -discard lids, rinse, and flattened plastic;
  • newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and phone books;
  • junk mail (for your protection, be sure to shred items containing any personal identification);
  • paper egg cartons, flattened.

A CARDBOARD ONLY dumpster is available for public use at the Public Works building located at 500 North Main Street. Please make sure all cardboard deposited is broken down flat.

Trash Service
Trash will be collected on Fridays. Every resident is provided with a 96 gallon cart unless you have expressed otherwise to the hauler. Each unit shall be entitled to set out for collection an amount of household solid waste and recyclable materials not to exceed six (6) containers, receptacles, bundles or bags for weekly pick up.

*NOTE: If a holiday falls on a Friday, trash and/or recycling will be picked up on Saturday.

Please place your trash curbside the night before pick up. Do not place your trash bin in the street!

Yard Waste
Up to five bundles or containers of yard waste can be placed for collection each week. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, small branches (cut 4 ft. long and bundled for easy handling), shrubbery clippings and leaves. Yard waste should be placed out with your household trash and will be disposed of with your trash.

Recycling Resource List

Please find the attached Recycling Resource List collected and researched by the CB South Environmental Club that was recently shared with Kathy Watson’s office. We often have constituents contacting our office looking for this type of information, and felt it may be a good resource for your office as well.

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