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Trash/Recycling Service

Trash services are provided by J.P. Mascaro.  For questions or comments please call 1-800-432-1616.

Lower Southampton Township Trash and Recycle pick up is on Wednesday.  Only when a holiday lands on a Wednesday will your trash and recycling be collected on Thursday.  Same schedule for yard waste collection – if a holiday lands on a Thursday, collection will occur on Friday.

Observed Holidays:  Mascaro observes the following holidays – New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas Day.  If the holiday falls on Sunday or Monday, collection will be on your regular collection day!

Trash and Recycle Collection day is one (1) time per week on Wednesday.  Each household is limited to twelve (12) bags or cans of trash per collection.


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.      

Collection starts at 6 AM, so put trash and recycling to the curb the night before, or plan accordingly.  use plastic or metal trash cans or plastic trash bags.  All trash should be bagged, please do not put out trash in paper bags, cardboard boxes, or containers smaller than 20 gallons.  In addition, from December 16th to March 31st, yard waste can be collected with regular household trash in up to five (5) bags or cans.

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.


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.

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Leaf and Yard Waste will be collected on Thursdays starting April 1st until December 16th.  This will be regular pick up with no limit restrictions.

* WEIGHT LIMIT OF 50 POUNDS PER BAG *  Always use biodegradable, 30-gallon paper bags or trash containers.

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.


All residents may place one (1) bulk item curbside for collection per week on collection day.  Accepted bulk items include:  furniture, microwaves, pool heaters, water softeners can be placed curbside with regular trash.  All non-freon appliances are included as bulk.  These items are portable electric heaters, humidifiers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, and water heaters.

Other acceptable bulk items are:  tree limbs or trunks no larger than 3″ in diameter (cannot be longer than 36″).  Carpets and padding must be cut into 3-foot widths, rolled, tied, or taped.  Limit to ten (10) rolls of carpet/padding per pick up.  Windows, mirrors, glass panels in doors, etc. must be taped in a crisscross pattern to prevent breakage.

Effective February 1, 2019, J.P. Mascaro has changed their policy regarding mattress and box spring disposal.  Click here for the policy.  Mattresses and box springs are considered one bulk item.


Larger items and appliances that contain freon should be scheduled for special collection.  Items include: pianos, household furnaces, appliances containing freon or CFC’s such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and other cooling units.  These items require advanced notification before removal.  To schedule a special collection you must call 1-800-432-1616.  You must pay J.P. Mascaro $50 to remove this type of bulk item.  You do NOT pay the Township.

Building materials, railroad ties, and automotive parts and tires will not be collected.

Due 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:

Tech Collect Pros, LLC is located at 416Green Lane, Unit #6, Bristol, PA 19007.  Their phone # is 215-458-7879.

Hours:  Monday -Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


TV Pricing (subject to change):

  • LCD/LED/Plasma TVs – $0.25 per pound
  • CRT TVs (plastic housing) /CRT Monitors- $0.50 per pound
  • CRT TVs (wooden console) – $1.00 per pound
  • Rear Projection TVs/DLP TVs – $1.00 per pound

For TV Pickup Service inquiries or any other questions regarding electronics recycling, please call 215-458-7879.  Residents can also refer to the website for other items that we accept/don’t accept.  Please be advised of what we don’t accept:

We do not accept any of the following items:

  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Propane Tanks
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Light Bulbs/Ballasts
  • Air Conditioners
  • Driveway Surfacing Tar
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Loose Batteries
  • Drill Batteries
  • Medical Equipment

Please contact Bucks County Planning Commission at 215-345-3400 for drop off locations and dates.

Trees should be placed curbside the third (3rd) week in January to be collected, after that it will be collected as a bulk item.

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.

For additional information on disposal options, contact:

Bucks County Planning Commission – or 215-345-3400

The PADEP Recycling Hotline – 1-800-346-4242