Trash/Recycling

TRASH/RECYCLING/LEAF PICK UP

Ordinance 15-720-03 Resolution 2018-09 Waste Collection and Recycling Fees

Ordinance 535- Solid Waste

 Starting Jan 1, 2019 the new trash hauler Advanced Disposal will start pick up.

Click Souderton Borough 2019-2022 Collection information

 

On 12/31/2018 the contract with JP Mascaro will be ending. Advanced Disposal will be the new trash hauler for the Borough of Souderton for the next 3 (three) years. Listed below are a few items that will be helpful for residents in regards to the hauler change over.

  • All JP Mascaro totes have been picked up. If for any reason you still have your JP Mascaro totes please contact our office so we can get them picked up.
  • Advanced Disposal has dropped off  your new trash & recycle totes. If you haven’t received your new totes yet please email our office info@soudertonborough.org or call 215-723-4371.
  • Please click on Holiday Schedule The next delay in service will be on Memorial Day.
  • The Bag Recycle program will be changing. The rate will change to $20.00 per quarter. Residents will have a roll of 5 bags delivered in January and July. The cost for any additional bags needed will increase to $5.00 per bag. Additional bags may still be purchased at the Borough office.
  • The Cost for Standard Weekly Service Trash Recycling Tote Service (Full Service) will stay the same at $60.00 per quarter per unit.
  • Call the Borough office with any Bulk items that need to be picked up.

Answers to Frequently asked Trash/ Recycle Questions

What day will my trash and recycling be collected?

  • Please make sure your totes are out by 6 am on day of collection. Have the wheels on your Trash and recycle totes towards your property. The lid should open towards the road or alley.
  • Please contact the Borough office 215-723-4371 with issues with trash pick-up or questions about pick up.
  • The division of Thursday or Friday service days is East Chestnut Street & West Broad Street
  • Thursday will be the pickup day for those residents located North of East Chestnut Street and West Broad Street.
  • Friday will be the pickup day for those residents located South of East Chestnut Street South and South of West Broad Street.
  • Click  TRASH COLLECTION MAP 2019-2022  to view the map.

Why did my Trash/ Recycling not get picked up?

  • The most common reason your trash or recycling didn’t get picked up is that the cans aren’t to the edge of the property or totes are facing the correct direction. Trash hauler will not come on to your property to get the totes. Totes need to be moved from next to the garage to edge of property. If in an alley totes should be at end of parking area where alley meets parking area. Also trash hauler will not return the totes back on to your property they will put them back on the edge of the property.
  • Second most common reason that your totes aren’t getting picked up is because they are blocked. Please make sure that your car, mailboxes, poles, or lampposts aren’t blocking your totes.
  • One reasons that your Trash is picked up and not your Recycling would be: you have non recyclable items in your recycling can. Please review the list of recyclable items below.
  • Do not put anything you do not wish to be picked up near your totes. For example, lawn chairs, portable basketball hoops, bicycles, etc.

There are a few other reasons why your trash or recycle wasn’t pick up.

These reasons are listed on the Notice of Non Compliance please click below for more reasons. Trash hauler has been putting Notice of Non-Compliance for curbside collection notices on your cans if they find issues. Please review the notice and make the changes needed to comply so that they will continue to pick up your trash/recycling.

When will I get my bill? And who will be billing me?

  • The bills will be mailed quarterly. Just like the sewer bills, trash service bills are payable to Souderton Borough.
    • SEWER BILL INFORMATION

      BILLING PERIOD Mailed 1st Week Due Dates
      1st Quarter-Dec 1 to March 1 Bill: May Due: 2nd Fri in June
      2nd Quarter-March1 to June1 Bill August Due : 2nd Fri in Sept
      3rd Quarter-June 1 to Sept 1 Bill November Due: 2nd Fri in Dec
      4th Quarter-Sept 1 to Dec 1 Bill: February Due:2nd Fri in March

      TRASH BILLING INFORMATION

      BILLING PERIOD Mailed 1st Week Due Dates
      1st Quarter-Jan1 to March1 Bill January 2nd Friday in Feb
      2nd Quarter-April 1 to July Bill April 2nd Friday in May
      3rd Quarter-July 1 to Oct 1 Bill July 2nd Friday in August
      4th Quarter-Oct 1 to Jan1 Bill October 2nd Friday In Nov
  • Payments can be made in person or by mail. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. All card payments have a fee of 2.45 % min of $3.00 that Munici-pay retains. The borough doesn’t keep the processing fee.
  • When paying by check Sewer payments and Trash payments must be paid on two separate checks.
  • Souderton Borough prefers both Trash and Sewer services mailing to go to the property owner or property manager.  If you are a property owner and request to have a utility bill mailed to the occupant of your property you must understand regardless of who resides at your property the owner of the property will always be responsible for unpaid invoices.

Where can I purchase my bags?

  •  The bags are available for purchase at the Souderton Borough Office. The specially marked bags are $5.00 per bag. Click here for a photo of the bag.
  • No more than 1 bag can be placed out on the curb per week. Please note: If you have more than one of trash per week, it may be beneficial to go with the Standard Weekly Service Trash Recycling Tote Service.

I just moved into Souderton Borough. What should I do?

  • At settlement you should have received a copy of the trash form please update that form and return it to our office. You can either Fax it  215-723-5569, mail it, or email it to us.
  • If you move in in the middle of a quarter if the seller already paid for full quarter you will pay them for the rest of your quarter, we will not be prorating the bills. If there is a outstanding balance you will have to get that amount from seller at settlement for their part of that quarter.
  • If you have misplaced your letter please print form and send it in to office.
  • Ordinance no 15-720-03 Waste Collection and Recycling  requires all residents and property owners to have Recycling and Trash Collection.   

BULK removal information

Please note All Mattresses and Box springs MUST be Wrapped in PLASTIC TO BE PICKED UP! Trash haul will not pick them up if they aren’t wrapped.

Bulk Collection April 2019 updated

Trash haulers will not pick up tires, TV’s, electronic devices, or appliances containing Freon. Please look lower in the post about how to dispose of tires, TV’s and electronic devices. For Freon appliance please refer to : https://www.montcopa.org/1927/Appliances-Containing-Freon

SINGLE-STREAM Recycling Collection:

State and Municipal regulations require all residents and property owners to recycle. Residents can now recycle more and throw away less waste with a larger wheeled tote for recycling. You were provided with a new 64 gallon toter for recyclable materials. Recyclables can be mixed together. No Sorting needed and please don’t bag your recyclables. Items that can be recycled are: newspapers, inserts & junk mail, magazines, catalogs and envelopes, paper back books and phone books, cardboard, clean glass, office & school papers (colored paper), box board (Cereal, cake, & cracker boxes), paper egg cartons, paper bags, aluminum cans & clean foil, tin & empty steel aerosol cans, and all plastic containers labeled #1-#7. Items NOT to recycle: Garbage,   plastic bags, food waster, Styrofoam, motor oil, plastic toys, batteries, electronics, CD/DVD, egg cartons, hangers, empty glass jars & bottles, and yard waste. 12 items not to put in your recycling container.

Recycle Right-Helpful information from Advanced Disposal on recycling.

 Not sure about an item. Check the link on how to dispose of a certain item.
What is Collected to be Recycled printable list of Recyclables.

2019 Montgomery County Recycling Events

All Dates are on our Calendar on this website on the left hand side.
Below are printable flyers for each event.

Household Hazardous Waste Events
2019 Tire Collection
Paper Shredding information.  Please go to their website https://www.montcopa.org/1998/Paper to find location to recycle paper.
For Additional information please contact MontgomeryCountyRecycles.org or call 610-278-3618 please don’t contact the host sites

Educational material about Recycling mandated by Act 101:

NMCRC Recycling Article May 2019
VIDEO ON Recycling https://vimeo.com/51933771
More Recycling information http://www.montcopa.org/2243/Waste-less-Recycle-more
Printable Single bin Flyer http://www.recommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/re_acceptable_materials_resedential_print.pdf

Advanced Disposal Activity Booklet

LEAVES AND BRANCHES

Branch pick up: Borough will still pick up leaves and branches as they have been doing. Pick up will start the first Monday of the Month. No Alley pick up. Must be out front or on side street. Branch sizes should be 1-6 inches in diameter and 1-8 foot in length. No root-balls, shrubs, logs or stumps. They must be neatly piled on the curb for easy pick up. They shouldn’t have leaves or other debris mixed in with them. Twigs smaller than 1 inch maybe disposed of in your trash tote. Please contact the Borough office prior to the first Monday of the month so you can be added to the list.

For disposal of branches larger than 6 inches in diameter please refer to https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-tips-for-handling-yard-waste-in-quarantined-areas. We are in Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine area.   

LEAF PICK UP OCTOBER 2019.

PLEASE PLACE STICKS FOR BRUSH COLLECTION ON A SEPARATE PILE THAN LEAVES. LEAVES AND STICKS ON THE SAME PILE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. THE STICKS CLOG THE LEAF MACHINE.  THANK YOU.

fall-clip-art-autumn-clip-art-leaves-clip-art-clipart-2-image-2   2019 Collection Schedule for Leaves  fall-leaves

Spot collection of leaves will start on Monday, October 21st.  The entire Borough will be spot checked for piles of leaves.  The regular pick-up of leaves, will start on Monday, October 28th. Please review the schedule below for all the pick-up dates.

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Information on proper placement of leaves for pick up:

Rake your leaves to the curb line of the street for collection by the Borough. Please note that the Borough will not collect leaves in alleys. Leaves are collected through vacuum equipment and disposed at a recycling facility. Please keep in mind that we cannot pick-up piles of leaves with excessive quantities of sticks, stones, hedge clippings, plant materials, and other trash. These items will damage or clog the equipment or jeopardize our ability to dispose of the load at the recycling facility.

Detailed information for collection:

Collections will alternate each week between east and west sections of the Borough. Rake your leaves out to the street by Monday of the scheduled collection week; remember that once the crew has passed your street they will not return until the next scheduled collection time. Rain could possibly delay pick-up as wet leaves clog the vacuum machine.

 

EAST SECTION- SECTION 1 on Map

Includes the area east of the railroad tracks to the borough line between Reliance Road and Cherry Lane

  • 1st Collection: October 28th-November 1st
  • 2nd Collection: November 11th-15th
  • 3rd Collection: November 25th -27th no pick up on November 28th or 29th  due to the holiday

WEST SECTION- SECTION 2 on Map

Includes the area west of the railroad tracks to the Borough line between Reliance Road & Cherry Lane

  • 1st Collection: November 4th-8th
  • 2nd Collection: November 18th –22nd
  • 3rd Collection: December 2nd-6th

PLEASE PLACE STICKS FOR BRUSH COLLECTION ON A SEPARATE PILE THAN LEAVES. LEAVES AND STICKS ON THE SAME PILE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. THE STICKS CLOG THE LEAF MACHINE.  THANK YOU.

 

Christmas Trees: Clear all ornaments, garland, lights, stands and any nails or fasteners. Place the tree in your front yard next to the sidewalk. No Alley pick up. Pick up start the first week in January. Please place trees out for pick up.

TV DISPOSAL UPDATE 09/03/2019

Pennsylvania state law requires that televisions, computers and monitors be recycled and prohibits disposal as trash. Some of the curbside trash haulers will pick up TV’s for a fee.

1-800-GOT-JUNK or 1-800-HAUL-OUT  or the GEEK SQUAD 1-800-433-5778 to come to your home to pick up your TV for a fee.
A.J. Catagnus-1299 West James Street Norristown, PA  19401 610-277-2727(Accepts CRT TV’s and monitors for a fee of $1.00 per pound)
Always Be Recycling-610-825-3450   Commercial and Residential Electronics Recycling Solutions (Accepts anything with a plug.  Email: alwaysberecycling@yahoo.com for hours of operation and the drop off location)
ECOvanta-2209 S. 58th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143 (FREE TV, computer and monitor drop off for PA residents only on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  PA residents may direct their inquiries to 215-921-7508 or email: ewaste@covanta.com)
eForce Compliance-3114 Grays Ferry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19146 215-964-6665 (Accepts CRT TV’s and computer monitors – pay fee & receive a coupon of equal or greater value  that may be used in an eForce retail store)
E-Waste Experts, Inc.-416 Green Lane Bristol, PA  19007 877-328-2927(Accepts CRT TV’s and computer monitors for a fee)
Gigabiter-130 Penn Am Drive, Unit C Quakertown, PA  18951 Email: info@gigabiter.com   267-227-3032 (Accepts CRT TV’s and computer monitors for $20.00. Hours: Monday-Friday 7am to 6pm) Grace Computers-1110 N. West End Blvd. Quakertown, PA  18951​ 215-536-0100(Accepts all electronics and appliances for a fee.  Drop-off hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm)   Please see list of fees: http://responsiblerecyclingservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/grace-computers-recycling-drop-off-fees.pdf
J.P. Mascaro & Sons – Total Recycle Inc.-1270 Lincoln Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 1-888-627-2276 (Accepts CRT TV’s and computer monitors at $1.50 per pound at the Public Drop-off Center. Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am – 5pm)
Junk Junction LLC-1810 County Line Road Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006 267-571-1417(Accepts all electronics and offers a pick up service only.  Call for pricing or an appointment)

Liberty Thrift & Home Furnishings (3 locations)
Collegeville 3841 Ridge Pike Collegeville, PA 19426 Pottstown 1300 N. Charlotte St Pottstown,PA19464 Chester Co. 65 East Bridge Street Spring City, PA 19475
610-831-9856 610-970-6306 610-792-1460
(Accepts only newer cable ready flat screen TV’s any size in all 3 locations. NO older TV’s or consoles and NO CRT monitors)

Perkasie PC Repair & Recycling-1133 N. 5th Street Perkasie, PA 18944-215-257-7727-(Accepts CRT TV’s and computer monitors for a fee of $20.00 or higher depending on size)
611 Metals 2509 Wyandotte Rd Willow Grove, PA  19090 267-221-6924 (Accepts CRT TV’s and monitors for a fee and will pay for computers and some electronics  and offers hard drive shredding/wiping from computers for security)
The Junkluggers Recycling Center-1438 Easton Road Abington, PA  19001 215-800-0922 (Accepts TV’s and monitors and offers pick up service.  Open Monday-Friday by appointment only.   Saturday 8:30am – 1pm    Closed Sunday)
Vietnam Veterans of America Call 1-800-775-8387 (Accepts working flat panel, LCD, LED, Plasma and computer monitors. NO CRT or DLP TV’s are accepted. TV’s must be light  enough for one person to pick

Recycling at Community Events

There will be Recycling containers provided at all community events attended by 200 or more people. Please see  Ordinance no 10-694-05 Recycling Containers at Community Events for more information.

Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission

Souderton Borough is a member of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission (NMCRC), a group of 11 municipalities that work together to increase recycling and promote recycling awareness and education in compliance with the state’s recycling law, PA Act 101 of 1988, as amended.  For more information on the NMCRC, including recycling information, please click here.