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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 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.  Advanced Disposal was awarded the bid, but they recently merged with Waste Management and the whole company is now “Waste Management.”  Please click here for more merger information.  Please note that the Lindenfield Townhome & Condo Association and Pine Creek Condos both contract with a private waste hauler.  Therefore, this residential waste collection information is not applicable to residents at those locations.  However, the cardboard dumpster at the Borough’s Public Works building located at 500 North Main St. is available to all residents.

Waste Management/Advanced Disposal Customer Service number for Chalfont Borough residents is 484-679-4825.

Bulk Item
One bulk item can be placed out for pick-up per week.  Call Waste Management/Advanced Disposal prior to placing the item curbside.  Bulk items consist 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 pick-up.  You must call Waste Management/Advanced Disposal to make special arrangements for pickup of these items.  There is an extra charge for pickup of appliances containing Freon.

If a holiday falls on the Borough’s assigned trash day (Friday), then 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 2021:
Saturday, May 1
Saturday, October 30
Saturday, November 13
Saturday, December 11

  • Bio-degradable leaf collection 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, nor will any tree trimmings be picked up on Leaf Collection Days.
  • Please have bio-degradable bags at curbside the night before pick-up.
Customers will be billed individually and directly by Advanced Disposal every three months.  Invoices state that payment is “DUE UPON RECEIPT.”  To avoid late charges, please pay your invoice promptly.  If you choose to mail your payment to the remittance address on your invoice, please be aware that there are occasionally delays within the USPS and late charges will be applied to your account as a result of delayed mailed payments.  To avoid any delays, residents also have the option to pay their bill by calling Advanced Disposal at 1-800-710-1333, and choosing the Norristown/Philadelphia option and then moving through the phone menu to the payment options, or by going to their website where you can either create an online account for electronic management of your account and payments, or to their website’s secure one-time make a payment page for quick access to a one-time electronic payment option whenever the need arises.  Both calling in a payment or paying online through their website will get your payment processed faster than if you mail it through the USPS.

Annual Cost of Service beginning June 1, 2018

6/1/18 through
6/1/19 through
6/1/20 through
6/1/21 through
6/1/22 through
$229.32 $236.20 $243.29 $250.59 $258.11
Senior Rate
(Age 62+)
$190.56 $196.28 $202.17 $208.24 $214.49
Freon Disposal
(per pick-up)
$48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00
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, and is also 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 flatten plastic);
  • newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and phone books;
  • paper egg cartons (flattened); styrofoam of any kind is not accepted
  • junk mail (PLEASE NOTE: shredded paper can’t be recycled, it falls to bottom of the machines.  Please bag shredded paper and put 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 Service
Trash will be collected on Fridays in Chalfont Borough.  Every resident in the single-hauler program is provided with a 96 gallon cart unless you have expressed otherwise to the hauler.  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 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.

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 can be put into the dumpster and NOTHING ELSE, its use is for yard waste ONLY.  Checks the Borough calendar for this year’s yard waste dumpster dates.

Recycling Resources

Link to the 2021 Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Link to Bucks County’s Recycling Guide

Please see the Recycling Resource Lists collected and researched by the CB South Environmental Club:

Residential Electronics Recycling Information

Commercial Electronics Recycling Information

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