Trash and Recycling
Township residents contract independently for curbside trash and recycling removal. These haulers are not permitted to collect electronic and household hazardous waste from curbsides, but Bucks County officials schedule dropoff events several times per year in multiple locations.
Homeowners Association Capabilities May Vary
If you live in a community with a homeowners’s association, you may have unique schedules, recycling capabilities and separation requirements.
Minimum Recycling Requirements in Pennsylvania
- Glass Containers: clear, green, and brown glass bottles & jars
- Bimetal Containers & Aluminum Cans: rinsed beverage and food containers
- Plastic Containers: plastics #1 and #2, additional plastics depending on the hauler
Contracted haulers may collect more than the minimum of recyclable items. Check online—they usually have helpful tip sheets.
Mandatory Commercial, Institutional and Municipal Recycling
Commercial, institutional and municipal facilities in Pennsylvania are now required by law to recycle. If you need help setting up a recycling program or reporting your annual tonnage, please contact your waste hauler or property manager for assistance. To learn what it takes to keep your business in compliance, download this Guide for Mandatory Commercial, Institutional and Municipal Recycling. Pennsylvania law and local ordinance require recycling of:
- Aluminum Cans
- Office Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Yard Waste
A GOOD IDEA IS NOW THE LAW
Leaf and Branch Collection
Contact your hauler for specific leaf and branch collection schedules and how to bag or tie your plant waste. The Township does permit some open burning; please contact the Township and complete a permit application several days before you plan to burn to find out if it is permitted in your area.
What's Household Hazardous Waste?
You may know by now that electronics, especially computers, contain heavy metals and other hazardous materials. That’s why they were banned from curbside trash collection in 2013.
Other household hazards include: House and lawn pesticides, pool chemicals, painting and rust removal products, household and lead-acid batteries, flammables like kerosene and gas/oil mixtures, and various cleaning products.
Please don’t let these items slip into your weekly trash! Instead, bring them to a Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, scheduled from May through December each year. Here’s a link to where they post annual schedules.