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Trash & Recycling – Republic Services

As of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the Borough’s contracted residential trash and recycling 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.

Republic Services was given a list of all the properties served under the previous trash & recycling contract, so you are already being incorporated into their system.  Your first invoice from Republic Services should arrive in the your mail sometime in June 2023, soon after their service begins.

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.com

Bulk/Large Trash Item Pick Up
One bulk/large trash item per week is allowed.

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

Republic’s weekly trash & recycling pick-up day in Chalfont Borough is TUESDAY.  If a holiday falls on a Monday or a Tuesday, then that week’s pick-up will occur on Wednesday.  The following are considered holidays:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Copy of Republic Services service schedule calendar from June 2023 to May 2024 with holidays noted.

Leaf Collection
Leaf Collection Dates for 2023:
• 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.

Customers will be billed individually and directly by Republic Services on a quarterly basis.  Payment to Republic Services will be “DUE UPON RECEIPT.”  To avoid late charges, it’s recommended that you pay your invoice promptly.  If you choose to mail your payment to the remittance address on your invoice, please be aware that there are occasional delays within USPS and late charges will be applied to your account as a result.  To avoid any delays, residents also have the option to pay their bill online by going to www.republicservices.com and clicking on the Pay Bill link at the top of the page.  You will need your account number, so have that on hand.  You can also create an online account through Republic Services’ website, which then also gives you the option of setting up auto-pay arrangements.  If you have any questions, you can contact their customer service department by calling 215-723-0400.

TUESDAY will be the new weekly 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:

6/1/23 through
6/1/24 through
6/1/25 through
6/1/26 through
6/1/27 through
$390.00 $409.52 $430.00 $452.00 $474.00
Senior Rate 15% Discount
(Age 62+)
$331.50 $348.09 $365.50 $384.20 $402.90
Freon Disposal
(per pick-up)
$75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00



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.

Republic Services utilizes Single Stream Recycling.  All household recyclables can be mixed together and placed in your recycling toter.  A list of acceptable items is on Republic’s Recycling page, and short list is also available below:

  • 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.

Trash (Solid Waste)
Trash and recycling will be collected by Republic Services on TUESDAYS in Chalfont Borough.  Every resident in the single-hauler program is provided with a 96-gallon trash toter and a 96-gallon recycling toter.  (If you need a smaller recycling toter, please contact Republic Services at 215-723-0400 to discuss.  Trash toters come in the one size only.)  Each residential unit in the program shall be entitled to set out for collection an amount of household solid waste and recyclable materials not to exceed a total of six (6) containers, receptacles, bundles or bags for weekly pick up.

*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

Yard Waste
Yard waste can be placed for collection each week with your trash, but total trash and yard waste for a single pick-up cannot exceed six (6) containers, receptacles, bundles or bags.  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 curbside with your household trash and will be disposed of with your trash.

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


Recycling Resources

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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