RECYCLE

The Borough operates a recycling program. Collection is once a month, and is provided by our Street Department personnel. Items collected include plastics, clear, green and brown glass, bimetal and aluminum. The Borough will accept plastics 1 and 2 only. Collection is made on a ward basis, according to the following schedule:

1st Ward – 1st Wednesday of the month
2nd Ward – 2nd Tuesday of the month
3rd & 4th Ward – 3rd Tuesday of the month

Holidays and snowstorms, which may occur on your regular collection date, will result in your recyclables being picked up the following day, or as soon thereafter as possible.

A successful program requires that residents comply with the following regulations:
• Please rinse your plastic, glass, bimetal and aluminum items.
• Remove all caps from plastic and glass containers
• Keep all recyclables separate from regular household garbage.
• Label bagged recyclable items not stored in collection container.

Borough residents can drop off paper at the Recycling Building on Crescent Street. If you are not currently participating in our program or if you have any questions, please call the Borough Building for assistance.

Refuse Collection
Weekly refuse collection is provided by a contracted hauler. They will collect one (1) large or bulky waste item per month. This includes washers, dryers, refrigerators, hot water tanks, stoves and furniture. All CFC (Freon) must first be properly removed. Bulky/large items shall be collected only once a month, and shall occur on the first pick-up date of the month for regular garbage collection. Televisions, building material, concrete, hazardous materials, pesticides, batteries, automotive parts, tires, paint and liquids shall not be collected.

Leaf Collection
The Borough collects leaves in the fall. Residents are requested to bag their leaves and place them on the front curb. You may call the Borough office for leaf pick-up. Residents are requested, if possible, to use off street parking during collection periods.

Help avoid street flooding by clearing leaves and debris from storm drains.

Grass Clippings
The Borough does not accept grass clippings. The Borough’s refuse hauler will collect a limited number of bags if the clippings are incidental to and mixed with your household garbage for regular weekly pickup. However, bagging grass clippings is not necessary to maintain your lawn. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing ensures that nutrients will be returned to the soil. Grass clippings are 20-30% protein, and usually contain about 4% nitrogen, 2% potassium and 0.5% phosphorus as well as all the necessary trace elements plants need. When you leave clippings on the lawn, adjust your lawn mower to remove no more than 1/3 of the grass leaf surface at any one mowing. Any mower can be used, but one that mulches as it cuts is best. Composting of grass clippings is an effective alternative to land disposal.

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