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Recycling and Trash Collection

Residential Trash Collection (Single Hauler)

As of April 3, 2019, residential single hauler trash and recycling service in New Britain Borough will be in effect. These services will be provided by Advanced Disposal.

Please refer to our list of frequently asked questions below.  If you have any questions about your service, please feel free to call Advanced Disposal directly at (610) 440-3700.  You may also contact the Borough at New Britain Borough Administration Office at (215) 348-4586.

Additional information regarding commercial trash collection and recycling guidelines can be found towards the bottom of the page.


Who is affected by this?

All single-family residences and 2-4 unit residential housing structures in New Britain Borough.  The only residential communities currently exempt from this are the Carousel Pointe Condominiums, Forest Park Townhomes, and the New Britain Mews.

Why did Borough Council decide to make this change?

You, the taxpayers, have invested in rebuilding and repairing local Borough-owned roads, with more than $1 million in roadwork planned from 2018 to 2020.  Garbage trucks are particularly hard on roads due to their weight distribution.  Allowing only a single residential trash hauler lengthens the lifetime of our roads, saves you money on taxes and garbage service, and decreases noise and air pollution.  In addition, this contract locks in a price rate for trash service that is currently lower than those offered in the current private collection system.

Who will be the Borough's single hauler trash provider?

Advanced Disposal

When is the new single hauler trash and recycling service scheduled to begin?

Service for both trash and recycling will begin with Advanced Disposal on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

How often will my trash and recycling be picked up?

Trash and recycling will be picked up once a week, each Wednesday, beginning on April 3, 2019.

What if I currently have trash service with another company?

Service with Advanced Disposal is scheduled to begin on April 3, 2019.  If you should need to begin your service prior to that date (for any reason), you can fill out their sign up form and email it back to them at pennsylvaniacustomercare@advanceddisposal.com.  If you have any questions or prefer to sign up by phone, you can reach their Customer Support team at 610-440-3700, but be sure to mention you are a New Britain Borough resident so you are given the 2019 contracted discounted rate of $62.43 per quarter (even though it’s prior to the start of the contract).  It is advised that you contact your current hauler at some point prior to the end of March to inform them that as of March 31, 2019 you will no longer require their services.  If you’ve prepaid for multiple months with your current provider beyond March 31, 2019, you should request a refund from your existing provider.

How do I set up this new service with Advanced Disposal?

Unless you are deciding to start to your service with Advanced Disposal prior to April 3, 2019, you do not need to do anything.  Advanced Disposal has been given a list of residential addresses for New Britain Borough.  In mid to late March 2019, Advanced Disposal will automatically be dropping off a 96 gallon trash container and a 96 gallon recycling container to every single-family residence in the Borough.  Your service with Advanced Disposal is already scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, and continue on from that date each Wednesday.

What will my rates be?
  • Trash & Recycling Pickup:  For 2019, once per week pickup of trash and recycling each in a 96 gallon container, and one bulk item (call Advanced Disposal to arrange a pick up), and up to 90 gallons of yard waste (approximately 3 bags) will be billed at $62.43 per quarter.  In 2020 and 2021, the price will be $64.49 and $66.62 respectively.
  • Additional Trash:  An additional 96 gallon trash container is available upon request at no additional cost.
  • Extra Bulk:  In 2019, any additional bulk items per resident will be billed at $25.00 per item.  In 2020 and 2021, the price will be $27.00 and $30.00 respectively.
Who will I be paying for my garbage service?

Advanced Disposal will bill you directly and you will pay them directly.  No money comes out of your taxes and no money is paid to, or paid through, the Borough for these services.

Are there other communities that successfully operate this way?

Yes, in many communities across the country trash pickup is considered a public utility.  Chalfont Borough, which borders New Britain Borough, has a similar contract with Advanced Disposal and operates in this way.

Once the contract begins, is there any recourse if I’m unhappy with Advanced Disposals service?

Call Advanced Disposal first at 610-440-3700 to share your concerns.  If the problem is not resolved, you can call the Borough at (215) 348-4586.  The Borough will be monitoring Advanced Disposal’s performance during this contracted period.  Enforceable standards are included in the contract and a performance bond has been required.  We have high expectations for Advanced Disposal’s service and will do our best to insure that standards are met and proper service is being delivered.

Does the Borough have the authority to implement a single waste hauler program?

The Borough is mandated by state law to assure that solid waste is removed frequently enough from where it’s generated to protect public health.  That same law authorizes the Borough to contract with a waste removal company to collect and bill for waste removal from residences within its jurisdiction.


Commercial Trash Collection

New Britain Borough businesses must contract directly with licensed commercial haulers for trash removal as there is no Borough-provided commercial trash service.  Businesses are also required to have recycling service per local Borough Ordinance.  Listed below are commercial haulers who are licensed to collect trash/recycling.

2018 Approved Haulers (listed alphabetically)

  • JP Mascaro & Sons:  Commercial Only
  • Leck Waste Services:  Commercial Only
  • Sustainable Waste Solutions:  Commercial Only

Recycling

PA State Law and Local Ordinance requires all residents and establishments to recycle the following:  aluminum cans, office paper, and corrugated cardboard.  If you need help setting up a recycling program, please contact your waste hauler or property manager.

For more information on what can and cannot be recycled, as well as how to recycle different items, please use the following links below. You can also direct questions to the PA DEP Recycling Hotline at (800) 346-4242 or the Bucks County Planning Commission (for disposal suggestions) at  (215) 345-3400.