As of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the Borough’s contracted residential trash hauler will be Republic Services, whose new three-year contract with the Borough will continue until May 31, 2026.The Borough’s newly assigned trash and recycling weekly pick-up day with Republic Services will be TUESDAY and the first trash & recycling scheduled pick-up with them is on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
Waste Management’s contract is ending and their final trash and recycling pick-up in the Borough will be on Friday, June 2, 2023. Leave your WM trash and recycling toters curbside after their final pick-up on June 2nd, so WM can retrieve them either later that same day or during that weekend. Place all of your WM toters curbside the morning of June 2nd, even if empty. If WM invoices you for the next quarter (June through August 2023) it was in error, so please do not pay that bill as they will no longer be servicing the Borough during that time period. If you have auto-pay set up with WM, log into your account and cancel that arrangement.
Republic Services was given a list of all the properties served under the Waste Management contract, so you are already being incorporated into their system. Republic Services will be dropping off new toters sometime during the week of May 22, 2023, along with a flyer containing more information about their services. Your first invoice from Republic Services should arrive in the your mail in June, soon after their service begins. Please continue to use your WM toters until their last pick-up on Friday, June 2nd, because your first trash & recycling pick-up date with Republic Services won’t be until Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
Copy of Republic Services Mailer with June 2023 to May 2024 Service Calendar.
By Ordinance, Chalfont Borough has contracted with a single waste & recycling hauler for all residents. The purpose of this requirement is to reduce the number of large trash trucks traveling on Borough streets, which adds to traffic congestion and puts enormous wear and tear on our local roads. Having a single hauler also reduces the number of days per week that trash is placed curbside. Businesses are exempt from this requirement due to their unique needs, however, small businesses may opt-in to the contract at residential pricing.
Republic Services’ Customer Service number is 215-723-0400 or you can visit them at www.republicservices.comBulk/Large Trash Item Pick Up
Some items considered to be bulk/large trash include:
• Appliances (without CFC-Freon)*
• Household furniture (mattresses MUST be wrapped in plastic)
• Yard trimmings – bundled for composting
A bulk/large trash item consists of a single piece of furniture, a single appliance, carpeting (cut up 4 ft. wide, rolled and tied), set of mattresses (must be wrapped in plastic for collector’s protection), etc. *Appliances containing CFC-Freon such as freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioners cannot be included as part of bulk/large trash pick-up. You must contact Republic Services directly to make special arrangements for pick-up of these CFC-Freon containing items and there is an extra charge for this pick-up service. You can also check Bucks County’s Recycling information page for more options on various types of recycling, www.buckscounty.org/recycling
Copy of Republic Services service schedule calendar from June 2023 to May 2024 with holidays noted.
• Saturday, April 29, 2023
• Saturday, October 21, 2023
• Saturday, November 11, 2023
• Saturday, December 9, 2023
• On these dates, biodegradable leaf collection bags must be used. PLASTIC bags with leaf waste will NOT be collected.
• No loose, tied or bundled twigs and/or tree trimmings in or out of leaf collection bags will be accepted on Leaf Collection Day, this pick up is for leaves only.
• Please have biodegradable leaf bags set at curbside the night before pick-up.
Copy of Republic Services’ flyer with curbside leaf pick-up dates and full collection schedule from June 2023 to May 2024.
Republic Services’ first pick-up date is on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
Tuesday will be the new trash & recycling collection day for the Borough.
The current three-year contract will end on 5/31/26.
Annual Cost of Trash & Recycling Service through Republic Services:
|Senior Rate 15% Discount
If you had already been receiving a senior discount from the Borough’s former hauler (Waste Management), then your first bill from Republic Services should reflect a discounted rate. If it does not, and you are aged 62 or older, contact Republic Services directly to request the discount. Proof of identity/age will be required. The customer service number is: 215-723-0400.
Whenever you do reach age 62, you can contact Republic Services directly to request a senior discount. Proof of identity/age will be required.
- 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 flatten plastic);
- newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and phone books;
- paper egg cartons (flattened);
PLEASE NOTE: styrofoam of any kind is not accepted;
- junk mail;
PLEASE NOTE: shredded paper can’t be recycled, it falls to bottom of the machines. Place bags of shredded paper out with your trash.
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 before putting into dumpster.
*NOTE: If a holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday of that week, your trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday.
Please place your trash and recycling containers curbside the night before pick up. Do not place your containers in the street!
Copy of Republic Services’ mailer with collection schedule included from June 2023 to May 2024
Twice a year, the Borough provides a dumpster at 40 N. Main St. for residents to deposit YARD WASTE ONLY. Branches from trees, bushes and shrubs, tree limbs, and brown biodegradable leaf collection bags are the ONLY items that can be put into the dumpster and NOTHING ELSE, especially NO SWING SETS. The dumpster is in place until filled to the top edge (do not over-fill) and this usually takes about a week. The yard waste dumpster dates for 2023 are as follows:
• Friday, May 12, 2023
Bucks County’s Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Information page
Bucks County 2023 Hazardous Household Waste Events Flyer
Buck County’s E-Cycling information
Please see the Recycling Resource Lists collected and researched by the CB South Environmental Club:
Residential Electronics Recycling Information
Commercial Electronics Recycling Hazardous Waste Disposal Information
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