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J.P. Mascaro & Son’s is Awarded Trash Disposal Contract

Post Date:09/05/2019

J.P. Mascaro & Son’s is Awarded Trash Disposal Contract

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Borough Council awarded the trash disposal bid and contract to J.P. Mascaro & Sons at the September 4, 2019 Council meeting. The Borough went out to bid for the trash disposal service and the bid included two options. The first option did not include the trash bag program and the second option kept the current trash bag program. The trash disposal service has included the trash bag program since the borough collected the trash and although there is a trend that borough residents are using the trash bag program less than previous years, Borough Council decided to continue the trash bag program as it provides a less expensive option for trash disposal for those residents who do not generate a larger volume of trash each week.

Advanced Disposal, Inc. has been the trash disposal provider in the borough for the past two contracts and had entered a bid, however J.P Mascaro & Sons had provided the lowest bid for trash bag program option. The current trash disposal service will remain the same, by where the resident has a choice to use toters or bags for their trash disposal. “Council thought it was important to continue with the bag program to give our residents a choice and continue to provide the best service for the lowest cost”, said Jim Roberts, Vice-President of Borough Council.

The new contract with J.P. Mascaro, & Sons begins October 1, 2019 and the transition will be seamless. The trash schedule will remain the same and the current Advanced Disposal, Inc. trash toters will be exchange for new J.P. Mascaro & Sons toters and the trash bags will continue to be sold at Giant Food Store, Redner’s Food Market, and Borough Hall. In addition, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be providing two different sizes of recycling toters to encourage better recycling. In a presentation at the Council meeting, representatives from J.P. Mascaro & Sons stated that they will encourage residents to recycle all recycle material including plastics designated as #1 through #8. They also provide Single-Stream Recycling which requires no sorting at all. Customers can combine all recyclable items together and place them in the provided container for collection. 

The Borough will be working with J.P. Mascaro & Sons and Advanced Disposal, Inc. to provide a smooth transition. If you have any questions regarding your new trash disposal service, please contact J.P. Mascaro & Sons at 1-800-MASCARO. For information regarding trash disposal service, please visit the Borough’s website at www.quakertown.org.