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Residents should receive the new year's Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste schedule during the month of December - additional copies are available at the Borough office and via the link at the bottom of this page.   Trash, recycling and yard waste pickup days will remain the same as in 2017.    


TRASH COLLECTION - Trash is collected every week on MONDAY unless Monday is a holiday - if Monday is a holiday, trash will be collected the following day on Tuesday.  The amount of items (bags or cans) has been reduced to FIVE (5) per property.


RECYCLING COLLECTION - Recycling is collected EVERY OTHER TUESDAY (the entire borough is collected on the same day).  If a recycling Tuesday falls on a holiday, recycling will be picked up that week on Wednesday.   




Yard waste collection in 2017 will continue every Tuesday starting Tuesday, March 21st through Tuesday, December 5th.  Yard waste will also move from Tuesday to Wednesday if a holiday falls on a Tuesday. 


Eagle Disposal prefers that residents put yard waste in biodegradable bags but they will empty open trash containers with loose yard waste materials.  There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that can be put out.  Biodegradable bags can be purchased at any hardware/home supplies store such as Sears Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.  It is also permissable to put small branches/shrub/bush cuttings, etc. out for pickup if they are bound, no longer than 3 ft in length and no heavier than 30 lbs.  


BULK ITEMS COLLECTION - Small items are allowed to be discarded with the weekly trash collection (i.e., items such as bicycles, side chairs, end tables, etc.; small enough for one man to lift onto the truck).  If you put out a small item then the number of bags/cans you are allowed will decrease (example - if you put out a wooden chair then only four (4) bags/cans are allowed that week).


If you have a large item that weighs 50 lbs or more and takes two (2) men to put on the truck (such as a box spring, mattress, dresser, recliner, sofa, etc.), bulk item trash tags are available at the Borough Office for ten dollars ($10.00).  Each large item must have its own bulk item tag.  


Trash must be placed in bags or containers or tied in a bundle.  No loose trash will be picked up.  If you have bundled items each bundle counts as one (1) item towards the allotted five (5) items.


Residents are reminded that trash, recycling and yard waste should be placed curbside not earlier than 5:00 p.m. the night before or on the morning of collection day by not later than 6:30 a.m.


In the event you have many items to put out because of moving or cleaning out a residence, a small dumpster or special arrangements can be scheduled, by calling Eagle Disposal directly at 1-717-355-9560 to make private collection arrangements. 



Jeri L. Diesinger, P.G., Manager