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 Borough streets, which 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. 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 awarded the current trash contract to the lowest bidder, Advanced Disposal, who has since been bought out by Waste Management and the company is now collectively known as “Waste Management,” wm.com. The Borough’s assigned trash and recycling pick-up day is Friday. Additionally, there is a cardboard dumpster at the Borough’s Public Works building, located at 500 North Main Street, which is available to all Borough residents.
Waste Management’s Customer Service is 1-800-869-5566 or visit them at wm.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 Waste Management to make special arrangements for pick-up of these CFC-Freon containing items and there is an extra charge for pick-up of appliances containing Freon. You can also check Bucks County’s Recycling information page for more options on recycling, www.buckscounty.org/recycling
• 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.
Annual Cost of Service beginning June 1, 2018
Current contract ends on 5/31/23.
Some of the acceptable items for recycling 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);
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 Friday, trash and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.
Please place your trash and recycling containers curbside the night before pick up. Do not place your containers in the street!
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:
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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