Trash & Recycling
Pandemic Procedures - Hauler Safety
At this time, there are no changes to trash and recycling pickup schedules. Residents are being asked to prepare their trash and recyclables as described below in order to keep hauler personnel safe.
- All trash that is placed in your trash Toter must be secured in garbage bags. This will protect the personnel from needing to handle loose articles of trash. Unbagged trash will not be collected.
- Your single stream recyclables should still be placed loose in your recycling Toter. However, excess materials must be bagged or bound: Any recyclables that don’t fit in your Toter must be placed in paper bags. Cardboard boxes must be broken down and bound with twine.
Comprehensive Trash and Recycling Info: "Recycle Right!" Guide to Recycling and Trash in UUT
The Township will provide one 96-gallon wheeled container for trash and one 96-gallon wheeled container for recycling, which are to be used as the PRIMARY containers for trash/recycling collection. The containers have wheels and handles and are easy to maneuver. The carts also have attached hinged lids to keep out pests, reduce odors, and prevent blowing litter. The carts are Township property and should be left at the property should you move.
Effective August 2019, trash and recycling are picked up by different haulers. Recyclables are collected by A.J. Blosenski. Solid waste (trash) and yard waste are collected by Waste Management.
Disposal of solid waste is LIMITED to ONE (1) 96-gallon trash Toter per week. There is NO LIMIT to the amount of recyclable material disposed of on a weekly basis.
Contact Kristin Roth, (610) 827-6033 if:
-- you require a larger recycling Toter (up to 96 gallon)
-- you would like an additional recycling Toter
-- the Toter requires repair or replacement
-- your trash / recycling was not picked up
To guarantee collection, place materials curbside the night before.
The Township will send one bill annually for both trash and recycling. Residents will receive a bill early in February for the annual fee in the amount of $315. If you have billing questions, please call the township office (610) 646-7009 or (610) 646-7005.
Schedule and Holidays
If your scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, your trash and recycling will be picked up the next day, unless otherwise noted.
Please contact Kristin Roth (610) 827-6033 to schedule pick-up of freon-containing items such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. Doors must be removed from all appliances.
Bulk trash is picked up on the third Monday (Zone 1) or third Tuesday (Zone 2) of each month, depending on your scheduled pick-up day. To guarantee collection, place materials curbside the night before, along with the Township-provided Toter cart. A maximum of two items per month are allowed from each household. Some items require preparation; see the table below.
Bulk items include:
*Waste Management requires that all mattresses and box springs placed out for bulk collection must be put in separate plastic bags. This is in accordance with industry standards and is for the safety of hauler employees. Unbagged mattresses are a hazard risk due to potential pests as well as the potential for excessive weight due to precipitation. Plastic mattress bags may be purchased at most hardware and home improvement stores. Each mattress or box spring must be bagged individually.
The following items are NOT collected as bulk trash:
**Televisions, Computer Components and Electronics are not permitted to be disposed of with household trash, per a State law effective January 24, 2013. Please see related E-Waste information on the Household Hazardous Waste page.
Paint - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Preventing waste in the first place is the best, least expensive method of disposal. For paint, we recommend you follow disposal options in this order:
- Reduce - Buy only what you need and return unopened cans. If you are at the end of a job and realize you only need a small amount to finish, exchange the unopened can for a quart.
- Reuse - Use leftovers for second coats, touch-ups, and painting fences, birdhouses, and basements. Give it to a friend, neighbor, or small business owner. Or, donate leftovers to community groups, schools, local theater groups, recreation departments, sign painters, farmers for fences, etc.
- Recycle - Old latex paints can be blended together to produce beige and gray. Oil-based paints may also be mixed together. Do not mix oil-based paint with latex paint. Mixed latex paints can be used for fences, basements, sheds, etc.
If no other alternative exists, what cannot be reused can be solidified by following these instructions.
Latex paint is not hazardous waste! Latex paints are water-based and are a safer substitute for oil-based paints. They may be solidified (allowed to harden), absorbed, and then placed in the trash. Take the top off the paint can and place it outside, away from pets and children. Allow it to harden. If the can is very full, absorb the material by mixing it with sawdust, clay-based cat litter, or rags. Stir with a stick until all the paint is absorbed. When the paint is solidified, it can be placed in the trash leaving the lid off.
Save oil-based paint for a household hazardous waste collection day. If none are scheduled, you can mix it with an absorbent material like sawdust, clay-based cat litter, or rags. Small quantities can be mixed in the can. Larger quantities can be mixed in a box with a plastic bag lining. Stir with a stick until all the paint is absorbed. Mix outside away from pets and children and be sure to wear gloves. Avoid this procedure if you have chronic respiratory problems. Once the paint is completely dry, put it in your trash.