Refuse Collection Schedule & Rules

Contact the Department of Public Works with any questions regarding trash collection for a particular location.

  • Trash and/or Recycling is postponed for the following holidays:
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas
    New Year's Day
    Memorial Day
    4th of July

    TRASH RULES AND REGULATIONS:
  •  No refuse shall be placed for collection on any sidewalk before 1:00 p.m. on the day before collection
  •  Business District trash cannot be put out before 5:00 p.m. the day before collection. 
  •  To ensure collection, refuse must be out by 7:00 a.m. for residential areas and by 6:30 a.m. for Businesses on the scheduled trash day. 
  •  Homeowners should notify landscapers that cans of clippings cannot be left out before 1:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day.
  •  No plastic bags for yard debris. 
  •  Trash must be placed curbside in metal or plastic cans with lids of no more than 35-gallon capacity or heavy-duty plastic bags of 1.3 mil thickness.
  • Trash will not be picked up in paper bags, cardboard boxes, containers larger than 35 gallons, bushel baskets, or metal or plastic tubs. 
  • No single item (except bulk items as delineated below) may weigh more than 50 pounds at the time of collection. Trash is limited to 6 pieces per week per residence. 
  • Trash placed curbside in cardboard boxes will be tagged and not picked up; cardboard boxes are inappropriate trash containers as they tend to fall apart when too heavy or wet. Styrofoam is not recyclable and must be removed from cardboard and placed with the trash. Trash and recycling must always be separated for pickup. 
  • The Borough will not take stone, dirt, or masonry products. Residents must take them to a private disposal facility.  
  • Food waste (garbage) must be combined with trash in permitted covered trash cans, not exceeding 50 pounds. Food waste should be bagged and placed out for trash.  
  • Shredded paper is now considered trash; please place your household shredding in plastic bags with your regular trash. Remember that the Borough also sponsors a yearly shredding event on Saturday mornings in late September or early October. Call to confirm the date or check the Borough Calendar.  
  •  Bulk Items - Furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc. These items will be picked up with the weekly collection and must be no larger than what can fit in the back of a standard 8' pickup truck bed, nor heavier than two men can safely lift. Refrigerators must have doors removed for safety (however, any removable drawers and shelves should be placed with your trash).   Appliances will be picked up separately on your trash day. The carpet will not be picked up as bulk items unless it is cut into 4-foot lengths rolled in pieces not to exceed 50 pounds. Basketball hoops must be separated; the base and backboard must be detached from the pole. Also, the base must be empty. 
  • The Borough provides one "Move-Out" pickup per residence to assist homeowners when selling their homes. This particular pickup relaxes the 6-piece per residence limit and allows for additional items to be placed for pickup on the scheduled trash day.
    To ensure that all items are removed, the trash removal company must be notified before the trash day. Please call Waste Management at 800-633-9096.
    All items placed curbside must meet the requirements for proper trash placement found under "Trash Regulations."  The trash company will only take a reasonable amount of trash (approximately 15 to 20 bags) for a Move-out pickup. At the property owner's cost, excessive amounts of trash or household cleanouts will require a dumpster or be disposed of at a state-approved sanitary landfill, such as the Pennsauken Landfill.

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