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Lower Pottsgrove Township
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Important Changes Trash Payments
As of January 1, 2007, Lower Pottsgrove Township has implemented the following changes to trash collection in the Township:
All residents on private streets with more than 10 residences who currently receive municipal waste services under the Township's waste contract will no longer receive these services. These residents are required to contract with a private hauler of their choice to provide trash, recycling, and other waste removal services.
All residents who continue to receive municipal waste services will be billed $147.50 once a year in May to offset increases in costs to the Township. Trash payments can be mailed to Lower Pottsgrove Township, PO Box 62685, Baltimore, MD 21264-2685. At the current time we do not accept payments over the phone at the Lower Pottsgrove Township office. Trash bills can now be paid online or by phone with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), debit card, or electronic check. To pay by credit or debit card, visit Official Payments at www.officialpayments.com and choose the Local Payments option. To pay by phone, call Official Payments at 1-800-272-9829. PLEASE NOTE: TRASH payments MUST use jurisdiction code 7866. A convenience fee will be charged and paid to Official Payments for using this service. Lower Pottsgrove Township does NOT receive any portion of this fee.

A trash certification to finalize the billing prior to the settlement date of a property transfer is required if you are selling your home. When ordering a trash certification, please provide the property address, buyer, seller, settlement date and the $25 fee. For more information please contact Township staff at (610) 323-0436.
   
Waste Collection Service Information & Requirements
   
Recycling Requirements
Lower Pottsgrove Township requires all waste haulers to recycle the following materials;

Lower Pottsgrove Township now participates in Single-Stream recycling collection. Single stream allows residents to place all recyclables in one container. There is no need to separate. Single-Stream recycling will be collected by a compaction truck. Only recyclables will be collected by this vehicle.
  • Newspapers and all inserts
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Chip board (cereal boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cans: aluminum, steel (tin), and bi-metallic food and beverage cans. No foil or food trays, aerosol or paint cans.
  • Glass: clear, green or brown glass food and beverage containers only. No blue glass, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, or ceramics.
  • Plastics: #1 through #7 food and beverage containers and laundry bottles. The number is typically found on the bottom of the product.
  • Cartons:Food and beverage cartons such as milk,juice,broth,etc.
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Paper Items Not Accepted
  • Pizza boxes

Rinse all materials and remove lids. Labels do not need to be removed. Commingled materials can be placed together in the recycling bin. Paper items must be no larger than 2' x2' and should be placed on the bottom of the recycling bin. Paper can be tied in bundles or bagged with paper grocery bags.

For more information about recycling, please visit the following websites:
   
Reporting Requirements
All commercial and private haulers that operate in Lower Pottsgrove Township are required to report waste and recyclable tonnages to the Township on a quarterly and annual basis.
   
Monthly Leaf Collection
Effective January 1, 2007, residential waste haulers who operate in Lower Pottsgrove Township must collect leaf waste. As of January 1, 2012 our contract provides for six collections per year on the first Monday of the months listed. There are three spring collections; APRIL, MAY AND JUNE and three fall collections; OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. Leafs must be in compostable paper bags. Residents who participate in municipal waste collection receive this service through the municipal waste contract. Should residents need a disposal site for their yard waste on an off month, two local drop offs have been approved by Pennsylvania DEP: Arborganic Acres Organic Composting Facility, 901 Cherry Hill Lane, Pottstown, PA 19465 (484-524-8850) and Hetrick Gardens, 2620 Swamp Pike, Pottstown, PA 19464 (610-367-9699). Both Arborganic Acres and Hetrick Gardens charge fees for dropping off leaf and yard waste.
   
Grass Clippings
Waste haulers will not collect grass clippings. They should be composted in your yard. For more information on composting grass clippings and other yard wastes, please see the following websites for composting ideas and instructions:
   
Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste, which include car batteries, gasoline, motor oil, oil-based paints, insect sprays, computer components, monitors, hard drives and housings, should not been thrown out in the regular trash. Please visit one of the free annual Household Hazardous Waste collection events in the southeast region to properly dispose these items. For more information about household hazardous wastes or ways to dispose of them contact the Montgomery County Recycling Coordinator at (610) 278-3045 or visit one of the following websites: If you do not have transportation to an event and have Hazardous Waste to dispose of, please call Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at (610) 278-3618.
   
Documents & Forms
   
 

Lower Pottsgrove Township, 2199 Buchert Road Pottstown, PA 19464
phone: 610-323-0436 | fax: 610-323-3824 | email: feedback@lowerpottsgrove.org