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Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling

Township Ordinances No. 234 & 239 Codified under Chapter 20 of the East Rockhill Township Codified Code Requires all Residents, Commerical and Institutional Entities to have Solid Waste, Reycling and Yardwaste Collection Service. Chapter 20, Section 105.2 prohibits the dumping of municipal waste or source-seperated reyclables and prohibits the burning of any source-separated materials including leaf and yardwaste. Any Person who shall violate any provision of the Ordinance can be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs, and in default of payment of fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.

Yard Waste Drop-off Center

Two yard waste dumpsters are available at the East Rockhill Township Resident Recycling Drop-off Center located at 1622 North Ridge Road for residents with RESIDENTIAL yard-waste. Moderate quantities of leaves, branches (under four inches in diameter) and brush are accepted. NO STUMPS, TREE TRUNKS OR LOGS. This service is for residents only and is only for their personal yard waste. No Contractors. The site is monitored electronically and violators will be prosecuted.

All yard waste MUST BE PLACED IN THE DUMPSTER provided. At times the dumpster may not be at the complex due to the vendor's schedule when it is emptied. The dumpster is emptied on an as-need basis typically every Friday and Monday.

The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM and on Sundays from 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Thanks to a grant award from DEP the Township acquired a chipper in 2016. The chipper will be utilized to chip woody waste according to Public Works availability.

Dumpsters for Newsprint & Paper Products

You can recycle your unwanted paper at the green and yellow “Paper Retriever” dumpsters at churches, schools, and non-profit organizations throughout the community.  Recycling at any of these dumpsters benefits East Rockhill tax payers by increasing our recycling quantities reported to DEP and contributing to the calculation of our recycling performance-based grant awards.

Single Hauler Trash District

The trash district, Pines at Pennridge I & II and Cedarbrook Crossing, receives trash service through a township-bid single hauler contract. The current contract is with Republic Services (Allied Waste) and includes weekly collection of trash and recycling and optional Christmas tree collection and monthly yard waste collection (pay per bag). Republic Services can be contacted at 215-723-0400. This service was re-bid in 2016 for the contract years 2017-2020 with additional option years 2021 and 2022. The bid award pricing and trash district map are available from links located below on this page.

Service for 2017-2020 with additional option years 2021 and 2022 will include: weekly unlimited trash, recycling and yardwaste collection, bulky waste collection and a Recycling Incentive Program.

Private Collection

Those not residing in the trash district will need to arrange for trash pick-up with a private hauler of their choosing. Trash haulers in East Rockhill Township must provide both trash and comingled recycling and yardwaste collection as part of the normal collection fee. They also must provide at least one collection each of leaves and garden materials, tree trimmings, and Christmas trees.

*Republic Services
215-723-0400
www.republicservices.com/allied.html

Waste Management
1-800-869-5566
www.wm.com

White Tail
610-754-0103 
www.whitetaildisposal.com

*Beginning in January 2012 which continued with the new trash district award effective January 2017, residents of East Rockhill Township may choose to piggy back on to the Single Hauler Trash District Contract to receive the same services and the same pricing for the same base contract (four year) period. To receive the pricing you must commit to the full contract period. Contact Republic Services at 215-723-0400. Any problems, please contact the Township.

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