Refuse & Recycling

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The Borough of Quakertown has entered into a three (3) year contract with Advanced Disposal Services for trash and recycling collection.  This contract will serve from 10/1/14 through 9/30/17.  There is an option for a  two year extension. 

10/1/14 - 9/30/15 

10/1/15 - 9/30/16 

10/1/16- 9/30/17

10/1/17 - 9/30/18 

10/1/18 - 9/30/19 

Regular Bin 






Senior Bin






30 Gallon Bags - 4 Per Sleeve






Mandatory Recycling

PA law requires all residents of Quakertown Borough to recycle. Borough Ordinance mandate the recycling of cans, green, clear and brown glass, and newspapers. In addition to cans, glass, and newspapers, Advanced Disposal will collect plastics, which can be commingled with the other items. Newspapers can be tied or bundled in bags. Magazines, junk mail, telephone books and cracker and cereal boxes can be put with newspapers. Corrugated cardboard must be bundled and tied and placed out separately.

Advanced Disposal Services will provide, to any resident free of charge, a recycling container or decals that may be placed on their own recycling container.  This will identify the container as RECYCLING ONLY.  Residents may procure a bin or decal at the reception office in Borough Hall. 

If you have any concerns, issues, or questions about your trash and recycling collection, please call Advanced Disposal directly at 484-679-4852. 


By Borough Ordinance trash should be placed curbside no sooner than 7 pm the night before your designated trash day. Emptied containers should be removed from the curb as soon as possible.

Designated Trash Days 

Monday  All residents West side of Route 309
Tuesday All residents on all streets east of Route 309 to Ninth Street (both sides)
All of West & East Broad Street (out front pick up only)
Thursday All residents all streets between Eighth Street and Front Street
All residents on Park Avenue (out front)
Friday All residents from the railroad tracks east to the Borough line


New residents should call Advanced Disposal to verify their service area to know where they should put their trash out (i.e. the front or back)  

Recycling bins are available from Advanced Disposal. It is mandatory for all Borough dwellings with three units or fewer to use Advanced Disposal for the collection of their trash and recycling. Residents have a choice of using a cart or a pay-by-the-bag program. Residents that contract for a cart may put out the cart plus two non-Borough trash bags each week.

Arrangements for a cart can be made by calling Advanced Disposal at 484-679-4852. Bags can be purchased in a package of 4 bags for $14.00 at Borough Hall or at these grocery stores— Redner’s Warehouse Market, and the Giant Store in the Plaza Shopping Center.



Large Trash Week 

One "bulky" item will be picked up each month during large trash week - the second full week of each month. Tires and items that contain freon are excluded from the large trash collection. Call Advanced Disposal at 484-679-4852 to make arrangements for collection of these items. 

2018 Schedule

January 15-19    February 12-16   March 12-16
April 9-13   May 14-18   June 11-15
July 9-13   August 13-17   September 10-14
October 8-12   November 12-16   December 10-14


Electronics Recycling Law to Impact Borough Collection
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act was enacted in 2010 and requires consumers to keep covered devices, such as computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions, out of the trash. 

Under the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act, manufacturers of covered devices must establish, conduct, and manage a plan to collect, transport, and recycle a quantity of covered devices equal to the manufacturer's market share. Manufacturers must annually register with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and provide for the free collection and recycling of covered devices to Pennsylvania consumers. Recyclers utilized by a manufacturer must be R2 or E-Stewards Certified.

A covered computer device is a computer (desktop, laptop), computer monitor, and computer peripheral (printer, keyboard, mouse, or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input or output into or from a computer). A covered television is a television with screen size greater than 4 inches measured diagonally.

Where to Recycle Your Covered Device:

Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

Bucks County Planning Commission

Drop Off Locations

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