New residents do not need to call our hauler to set up garbage service. As soon as your Occupancy Permit has been returned to us, we send the appropriate information to both the garbage and sewage company to start your billing.
Pennsylvania's new electronics recycling law took effect in January 2013 and meant a few changes for residents.
The new law banned the disposal of TVs and computer equipment at transfer stations and landfills. Beginning January 1, 2013, Waste Management's route crews no longer pick up televisions and computer equipment for disposal. Computer equipment includes laptops, monitors, CPUs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers, cables and battery backups. These items, if placed at the curb, will be left at the curb.
Households and operators of businesses with fewer than 50 employees have access to free recycling of TVs and computer equipment. More information about electronics recycling service is available at http://wme-cyclesinpa.wm.com/index.jsp or from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's website at www.depweb.state.pa.us.
Garbage User Fee
The garbage user fee is $50 per quarter. Senior citizens may be eligible for a 50% discount on the $50 per quarter garbage user fee. In order to qualify for this reduction, the resident must qualify under the age (65 or older) and income annual regulations of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE), (which is less than $14,500 if you are single or $17,700 if you are married), have no other wage earner living with them and apply at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Center by bringing the following:
· Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.)
· Proof of income
· A stub from the garbage bill showing their account number
Regular Curbside Collection
Garbage and refuse should be placed at the curb after 6:00 pm the day before your pickup day. (Go to the home page for a list of trash pickup days and more information.)
Guidelines for Collection
· Garbage should be properly secured in containers or plastic bags
· Grass clippings and weeds should be in plastic bags
· Hedge cuttings, limbs, and branches should be securely tied and should not exceed 48 inches length; branches should not exceed 3 inches in diameter
· All furniture items, appliances, household goods, and disassembled children’s swing sets will be accepted at curbside
· Carpet should be rolled and tied in lengths not to exceed 48 inches so that one person can lift
· Empty paint cans and/or dried paint is acceptable. Paint can be dried by air dying or soaking up with newspaper or kitty litter. Lids should be left off.
· Building material
· Automobile parts including wheel rims
· Trees and branches over 3 inches diameter
· Ashes from furnaces and fireplaces
· Stones and dirt, liquid paint
Appliances Containing Refrigerant
The contractor will collect such items as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc.; however, the item must have a sticker certifying that the refrigerant has been removed. If it does not have the sticker, it will not be picked up because it is unlawful for the contractor to dispose of these items containing refrigerant. To save refrigerant removal costs, it is suggested that residents have the company delivering the new appliance dispose of the old appliance.