Garbage

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY –  

No trash & recycling collections will be made on Monday, May 29, 2017

The transfer station will also be closed. All REFUSE AND RECYCLING collections will be DELAYED ONE DAY for the entire week, with a Saturday collection for regular Friday customers. Normal collection schedules will resume on Monday, June 5, 2017

BULK WASTE COLLECTION –  2017 Dates – On your normal garbage day the week of May 15 and October 9th.

Bulk collection will occur on your regular trash collection day.  Specific questions of what can and cannot be collected can be answered by contracting Advanced Disposal directly at 237-3717.  Residents who miss the collection may arrange a special pick-up with Advanced Disposal for a fee.

IN ORDER TO AVOID HAVING ITEMS LEFT BEHIND, RESIDENTS SHOULD FOLLOW THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES:
*All items must be at the curb by 7:00 AM on regular trash pick-up day. Customers with door service must place bulk waste items at the CURB; bulk items will NOT be collected at the door.
Items must be properly prepared – see preparation notes below, LOOSE PILES WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

*Appliances and tires are collected by a separate truck, please keep these items separate from other bulk wastes: refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners and water heaters. There is a limit of 1 of each type of appliance per household.  Duplicate appliances will NOT be removed.

*There is a limit of 10 tires (no greater than 20 inches in diameter; rims removed) per household.

*It is recommended NOT to use cardboard boxes as containers, because they are not sturdy enough to lift if they are overfilled or if they get wet. Soggy or overfilled boxes and their contents will NOT be collected. Do NOT overfill collection containers – instead, distribute items into multiple containers.

*Keep in mind that there are only 2 workers per collection vehicle during this special collection week! Items that cannot safely be lifted by 2 workers WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
There are some items that either cannot fit on the collection vehicle or will damage the collection vehicle, and will therefore NOT be collected.  Examples of such items include, but are not limited to: hot tubs, furnaces, cast iron items, pianos, organs, trailer/boat hitches. Residents must make their own arrangements for disposal of such items.

PROPER ITEM PREPARATION:
ALL ITEMS THAT ARE ABLE TO BE CANNED/BAGGED MUST BE PLACED IN A BAG OR CAN, OR THEY WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. LOOSE PILES OF DEBRIS (AS WELL AS ANY ITEMS LOCATED UNDERNEATH LOOSE PILES OF DEBRIS) WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
**Dumping of any of the above materials is illegal and is subject to fines from both the Township and the Centre County Solid Waste Authority. Please use this semi-annual service provided to expose of this waste properly.**
TIRES – must be removed from rims.                                                                                 CARPETING/PADDING – must be DRY, TIED, and CUT into 4 foot (max) lengths
APPLIANCES – doors must be removed GLASS PANES – must be heavily taped or sealed in a box
WOOD/OLD LUMBER – must be CUT to 4 foot (max) length and 12 inch (max) width, and MUST be tied in bundles or placed in a can. Loose piles
of wood & lumber (and anything underneath or mixed in with the pile) will NOT be collected.
YES The following items will be collected: furniture, bedding, appliances (see preparation information above), tires (see preparation information above), BUNDLED old lumber/homeowner-generated small project construction materials (see preparation information above), carpeting (see preparation information above), other oversized items too large to fit into a collection container.
NO   The following items will NOT be collected: contractor-generated construction materials, leaves, grass, soil/dirt, concrete, bricks, stones, railroad ties, propane tanks, liquid paints and solvents, batteries, dead animals, unprepared glass panes, unbundled wood/lumber, piles of loose debris or construction materials, tires other than passenger car tires (racing, tractor, etc.), items too large or too heavy for 2 workers to lift, items not prepared as per the above guidelines. For alternative disposal options, please call 238-7005.

2015 Refuse/Recycling Contract

Through a competitive bidding process, the sixth contract for the residential refuse and recycling services was awarded to Advanced Disposal on September 22, 2014 for a 5 year term, January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019.

The COG continues to keep the monthly rate for the contracted Refuse and Recycling Program much lower than the average rate prior to the program’s inception; the current rate is about $5.00 per month below the average 1991 rate for refuse service.   Rates for 2017 are:

LEVEL OF SERVICE MONTHLY TOTAL QUARTERLY (BILLING) TOTAL
Curbside Regular Service $15.61 $46.83
Curbside Low-Usage Service $12.61 $37.83
Door Service (Unlimited) (+$2.47/mo.) $18.08 $54.24
Door Service (Low-Usage) (+$2.47/mo.) $15.08 $45.24

This contract will include the following changes for residents:

  • Service levels: The levels of service have been re-defined. Unlimited service will be replaced with a limit of 8 bags or containers of refuse per week. Low Usage service will remain 1 bag or container of refuse per week. 1 bag or container is defined as 35 gallons and no more than 40 pounds.  For the handful of customers who produce more than 8 bags every week, the cost will be negotiated with the contractor.  If an additional amount of refuse is needed to be disposed of, please contact Advanced Disposal at (814) 237-3713.

Below is the ordinance that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors meeting to be held on December 7, 2009.

Ordinance 105

 

Prescription Drug Drop Off Sites:  More sites have been added to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs.  Please utilize these site in order to help protect our water supply.

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