Trash/Recycling

TRASH/RECYCLING/LEAF PICK UP/BULK PICK UP

 

Advanced Disposal will be the trash hauler for the Borough of Souderton until 2022.  In addition to the ordinances for Waste collection please take a minute to review the updated information below for 2020 Trash/Recycling Collections.

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

Ordinance 535- Solid Waste

Click Souderton Borough 2019-2022 Collection information

 Trash Holiday Schedule 2020

New Year’s Day– Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Thursday –Friday Service will be delayed by one day.
Memorial Day- Monday, May 25, 2020, Thursday-Friday Service will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day-Monday, September 7, 2020, Thursday-Friday Service will be delayed by one day.
Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, November 26, 2020, Thursday-Friday Service will be delayed by one day.
Christmas Day- Friday December 25, 2020, Thursday will be on normal pick up BUT –Friday Service will be delayed by one day.

  • The Bag Recycle program will be changing. The rate will change 01/01/2020 to $22.00 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 change to $65.00 per quarter per unit  Starting 01/01/2020. See page 12 of the attached minutes Oct72019BoroughCouncilMinutes. for the rate increase.
  • 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 call Borough office 215-723-4371 if you have a bulk item that needs to be pick up. 

Please note All Mattresses and Box springs MUST be wrapped in PLASTIC TO BE PICKED UP! Additionally please make sure that all boards either have nails removed or bent over. All glass should be in a box or sealed container prior to placing them in the trash bag. Trash hauler will not pick them up if they aren’t wrapped.

BULK COLLECTION

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.

WHAT CAN I RECYCLE

2020 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.

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.   

 

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Please check back in the fall of 2020 for when the Spot collection of leaves will start.  The entire Borough will be spot checked for piles of leaves.  The regular pick-up of leaves, will start on date to be determined please check back. Please review the schedule below for all the pick-up dates. They will be doing spot check of leaf pick up until the end of the year. Please get all your leaves out before the end of the year.

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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: TBD
  • 2nd Collection: TBD
  • 3rd Collection: TBD

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: TBD
  • 2nd Collection: TBD
  • 3rd Collection: TBD

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.

 

LEAF PICK UP-APRIL 2020 has been completed.

The Borough will start curbside leaf collection in the spring of 2021. Check back in early spring of 2021 for updates on when they will be doing the pick up.  Please note that the Borough will not collect leaves in alleys. Leaves are collected through vacuum equipment and disposed at a recycling facility. In addition to wet or snow covered leaves 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.

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.

 

TV/ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL UPDATE 06/05/2020

2020 Electronics Recycling in Langhorne PA- postponded do to Covid-19

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. The fee schedule is below as of 8/14/2019. 215-536-0100 option 1 if you have questions. Call for pricing on anything not listed. We are open from 9-5 Monday through Friday.  On holidays this may change.  No appointment is necessary.  We accept cash and checks for recycling.  Acceptable items are: Television 32″ and under: This includes Flat Screen & CRT Type, Tube, Plasma: $40.00. Television Over 32″: including wooden console and projection TVs: $55.00. Computer Monitors – This includes Flat Screen & CRT Type: $15.00. Appliances – Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Stoves, etc.: $25.00. Copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment: $20.00.Off-Site Hard Drive Destruction (Loose Hard Drive): $10.00/each. There is no charge for things like computer CPU’s, laptops, keyboards, remote controls and other small computer accessories.
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)
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Montgomery County PA Residents – Text “PICKUP” to 757-703-3824 for the removal of TV’s, Monitors and
microwaves for a fee.  All other electronics are free.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

Take back electronics:
Electronics Takeback Program
Apple (Apple Give Back – Apple products only)
Samsung (Samsung products only)

NEW PROGRAM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CALLED RETRIEVR

More information on Retreivr click here /Acceptable items for RETRIEVR are listed here

RETRIEVR- UPDATE 04/28/2020

Retrievr to resume operations for all customers in NJ and PA beginning May 4th.
We’re ready to resume operations and serve our customers once again after consulting with state and county officials. Customers that had scheduled appointments between March 13 and May 3rd have already been rescheduled for the week of May 4th or May 11th. As always, we will send reminders in the days leading up to your pickup date.

New appointments can be scheduled at any time. Please have patience during these first few weeks as we open new pickup slots to meet demand.

As we resume serving your community, our top priority is the health of our customers and employees. Our service was already relatively contact-free, and we have taken a few additional steps you might notice to make it even safer for everyone involved:

  • All pickups will be contact less
    • If you requested that we ring your bell, we will reach out to confirm that you have the ability to leave your items on your porch or outside your garage.
    • For your safety and the safety of our driver, we are suspending the Ring option and ask that you not meet our driver at your door
  • All employees must pass a temperature check (under 100.4) before reporting for work
  • Employees feeling ill are required to stay home
  • Drivers will disinfect the Retrievr truck before beginning their route
  • Drivers will carry cleaning and disinfectant supplies in Retrievr trucks to disinfect collected items
  • Drivers will use hand sanitizer after each collection
  • Retrievr provides drivers with face masks, safety glasses, and gloves

You can find this information at Retrievr.com

please go to retrievr website linked above for details

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.