Tuesday, July 07, 2020


Refuse Vendor Resumes Normal Operations

Effective May 4th, Waste Management has eliminated the majority of the restrictions that it implemented in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Residents are now once again permitted to dispose of properly bagged yard waste and one bulk item per week. The company will additionally remove oversized recyclables, such as cardboard boxes, if placed next to the designated bin. To protect employees from exposure to potentially contaminated kitchen waste and healthcare supplies, please continue to tightly seal your trash bags and to utilize cans to the greatest extent possible.   

Waste Management Temporarily Alters Operations to Protect Employees

Due to the effects of the coronavirus, many organizations have been forced to alter their operations. Contracted vendor Waste Management is committed to removing residential trash and recyclables in accordance with the established schedule. However, in order to reduce the risk of employee infection, the company is temporarily suspending the collection of loose items. Until further notice, please adhere to the following

  • Place all refuse in a sealed bag. If you have a trash container, please use it to the greatest extent possible.
  • Bulk waste will not be collected. This category includes items such as furnishings, appliances, and rolled carpets. Please contact the Public Works Department regarding possible disposal options.
  • Yard waste will not be collected. Please contact the Public Works Department regarding possible disposal options.
  • Ensure that all recyclables fit within the confines of a designated bin.
  • Oversized recyclables will not be collected if placed separately next to your container. Cardboard and other packaging material must be broken down so as to fit within your bin.

Waste Management is implementing these restrictions in communities nationwide, and it is anticipated that they will be in place through at least the end of April.

New Year Brings New Refuse Vendor, Major Recycling Changes

Beginning January 1, 2019, the familiar blue trucks of Republic Waste will be replaced by the green fleet of Waste Management. Trash and recycling dates are unchanged, and the monthly fee will remain at $19 per household. In accordance with this new vendor contract, the Borough will be strictly limiting the types of items that can be placed in the recycling bin. Please review our in-depth article here.