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Langhorne Borough Fast Facts on Waste Removal:
All waste is picked up every Wednesday. Place trash, recyclables, yard waste and bulk items out after 6:00pm Tuesday evening. Place containers so they are not blocked by parked vehicles.
We recommend using household waste containers between 20 and 35 gallons and may not exceed 50 pounds in weight. Use sturdy plastic or metal containers with handles and detachable lids.
Collection of larger items is on Wednesdays as with other waste and recycling services. Types of bulk items collected include furniture, cabinets, washers and dryers. You are limited to one bulk item per week.
Items that can be recycled are:
Metal: tin and aluminum cans, empty aerosol cans and empty paint cans.
Glass: Jars and bottles
Mixed Paper: Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), phone books, food boxes (remove plastic liner), computer papers, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil or plastic wrap), soda and beer cartons(no food- soiled paper, please!)
Leftover paint: Evaporate latex paint by air-drying or mixing with kitty litter, shredded newspaper or other absorbent. Bag and put out with your regular trash.
Wastes not accepted: liquid waste of any type, tree stumps or tires. HHW of any type is not accepted, including insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, waste oil, non-latex paints, varnish, and thinners, drain cleaner, pool chemicals, car parts or similar materials as part of your regular waste removal services. Hold all household hazardous Waste materials for special HHW collection events.
Some items require an appointment. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers containing CFC’s need to be scheduled. To make an appointment, call 215-675-8000
Recyclables should be placed in a recycle bin or can clearly be labeled as “Recyclables.” All recycle is now single stream, meaning you can put all of your recyclables together in one bin – cans, glass, mixed paper, cardboard, and most plastic containers. Recycling labels are available free of charge at Langhorne Borough Hall or Langhorne Tax and Bookkeeping. Put your recycling bin out every Wednesday as with other trash services. Please use containers no larger than 35 gallons.
Plastic containers: Recycle all household plastic containers. Soda and water bottles, condiment and peanut butter jars, etc. Milk, water and juice jugs, detergents, shampoo bottles, dairy product containers, flower pots, some household cleaners. Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles. Plastic tubs and lids from butter, margarine or similar products. Yogurt containers and deli trays. Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers. Many mixed plastic containers and plastic products.
Clean Cardboard: Empty, flattened and cut to newspaper size. Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books should be bundled and tied with string or twine (no more than 50 pounds per bundle) or placed in a brown paper bag- no plastic bags, please. Flatten and cut clean cardboard to newspaper size, and recycle it with newspapers.
Items that are not recyclable:
Glass: light bulbs, window glass
Mixed paper: hard back books, tissues, paper towels, napkins, wax coated cups or containers, food- soiled paper, file folders.
Plastic: Styrofoam, plastic bags, PVC pipe, packing inserts or “peanuts.”
Other: chemicals, rubber, wood, and ceramic or porcelain plates or cups.
If a scheduled holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) falls on a regularly scheduled pickup day, pickup will be the following day.
Yard waste is collected Wednesdays with other waste. Place yard waste in containers no larger than 32 gallons or in brown paper bags-no plastic bags, please. Acceptable yard waste includes: Branches up to three inches (3″) in diameter, Christmas trees and small stumps and logs under six feet (6′) in length. Curbside collection of yard waste occurs each Wednesday throughout the year.
New Electronics Recycling Regulations:
Pennsylvania’s new electronics recycling law took effect in January 2013 and means a few changes for the residents of our community. The new law bans the disposal of TV’s and computer equipment at transfer stations and landfills. Beginning January 1, 2013, route crews will no longer pick up televisions, and computer equipment for disposal. Computer equipment includes laptops, monitors, CPU’s, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers, cables and battery backups. If these items are placed at the curb they will be left there.
Our waste contractor, LECK, will pick up electronics for a fee. Residents can call LECK at 215-675-8000 and press option 4 to schedule a Thursday pick-up. You will be billed by LECK for this service.
Here are a few other important points you should know about the state’s new electronics recycling law:
- Households and operators of businesses with fewer than 50 employees have access to FREE recycling of TV’s and computer equipment. More information about electronics recylcing service is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Website.
- Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania jointly hold electronic collection events. Please contact your county at 215-345-3414 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. to see when the next event will be held.
- Companies recycling electronics in Pennsylvania must have R2 or similar certification that assures the public that any information contained in recycled devices is protected until the time the device is destroyed, and that human health and the environment are protected at all steps during the recycling process, whether the recycling occurs in the United States or abroad.