Trash services are provided by J.P. Mascaro. For questions or comments please call 1-800-432-1616.
Holiday ScheduleLower Southampton Township Trash and Recycle pick up is on Wednesday.
The following Holiday(s) your trash and recycle will be picked up on Thursday:
•New Year’s Day
! If the Holiday falls on Sunday, Trash/Recycle will resume regular pick up day !
Trash and Recycle Collection day is one (1) time per week on Wednesday.
* TRASH CONTAINERS SIZE LIMIT IS 32 GALLON and WEIGHT LIMIT OF 50 POUNDS PER BAG FOR REGULAR TRASH *
PLEASE: NO HOME CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION DEBRIS! If you’re putting on a new roof or remodeling your home, you must make special arrangements with us or another waste hauler to remove the debris.
NO HAZARDOUS WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP!!! Such as car batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, oil-base paints and other toxic and hazardous materials. Call Bucks County’s Household Waste Hotline at 215-345-3400 for information on disposing of these materials. FYI – many auto stores accept used motor oil and car batteries
You can now include cardboard with the Paper Recycling bundles. Material such as newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, office white, colored and computer paper (staples and paper clips are OK), cereal, tissue, and gift boxes, etc. (remove liners), paper bags, phone books, and wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.). Corrugated cardboard boxes must be broken down, tied, and bundled in 2 foot by 2 foot in length.
CARTONS are now RECYCLABLE.
The Carton has a simple, classic design that has been part of daily life for generations. What makes these cartons such a smart choice today? Cartons are light-weight, recyclable and made mainly from paper , a renewable resource. Classic yet current – cartons help meet our present needs without compromising tomorrow’s resources.
Cartons are recyclable and the Carton Council is committed to increasing carton recycling in the U.S. By promoting both recycling technology and local collection programs, we work to limit the number of cartons that become waste.
However, we can’t do it alone. You can help keep cartons out of landfills.
Q: What is a carton?
A: Cartons are a type of packaging for food and beverage products you can purchase at the store. They are easy to recognize and are available in two types—shelf-stable and refrigerated.
Shelf-stable cartons (types of products): Juice, Milk, Soy Milk, Soup and broth, and Wine. You will find these products on the shelves in grocery stores.
Refrigerated (types of products): Milk, Juice, Cream, Egg substitutes
You will find these products in the chilled sections of grocery stores.
Q: What are cartons made from?
A: Cartons are mainly made from paper in the form of paperboard, as well as thin layers of polyethylene (plastic) and/or aluminum. Shelf-stable cartons contain on average 74% paper, 22% polyethylene and 4% aluminum. Refrigerated cartons contain about 80% paper and 20% polyethylene.
For much more information, go to www.recyclecartons.com.
Guide for Mandatory Commercial, Institutional, and Municipal Recycling
Leaf and Yard Waste will be collected on Thursdays starting April 5th until December 13th will be regular pick up with no limit restrictions.
* WEIGHT LIMIT OF 50 POUNDS PER BAG *
Yard Waste – Sticks, branches, and twigs should be tied in bundles no more than 3 feet in length (36 inches). Branches may not exceed 3 inches in diameter. Other yard waste may be placed in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags which may be purchased at home improvement stores.
Leaf Collection – Leaves should be placed in paper bags or trash cans. Small twigs or branches may be placed in a paper yard waste bag or tied in bundles. Bags are available for purchase at home improvement stores. There is no limit to the number of bags or cans that will be collected.
YARD WASTE AND LEAF COLLECTION IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
Bulk Item CollectionJ.P. Mascaro & Sons will pick up one bulk item per week free of charge. Bulk items include household furnishings, tires, bicycles, stoves, microwaves, washers, etc. If you dispose of old carpet/rugs, please cut them up into 3′ or 4′ sections and tie with twine for easy handling.
Appliances containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, require advanced notification before removal. Please call 1-800-432-1616. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other cooling units must have freon removed and be tagged by a professional freon removal service.
A maximum of four carpet rolls, each no longer than four feet in length, will be collected. Cans, boxes, or bags full of smaller trash items are not collected as bulk trash. Building materials, railroad ties, and automotive parts and tires will not be collected.
Electronics CollectionDue to a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) mandate, we must alert you to this change in law going forward.
The Covered Device Recycling Act 108 (CDRA) now prohibits the following electronic devices from disposal at DEP permitted solid waste landfills: desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, and televisions. On bulk collection days in Lower Southampton, should any of these items be at curbside, they will be tagged as non-collectible.
List of Electronic Recycling Facilities and Companies:
Household Paint DisposalPlease contact Bucks County Planning Commission at 215-345-3400 for drop off locations and dates.
Christmas Tree CollectionTrees should be placed curbside the third (3rd) week in January to be collected, after that it will be collected as a bulk item.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Bucks County sponsors and manages five Household Hazardous Waste Collections each year throughout our County. It is an important program to provide convenience for county residents to properly dispose of many special materials.
Please click here to see the list of events in our area and the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials.
For additional information on disposal options, contact:
Bucks County Planning Commission – www.buckscounty.org/recycling or 215-345-3400
The PADEP Recycling Hotline – 1-800-346-4242