At their public meeting on December 14, 2023, the Board of Commissioners awarded a new refuse and recycling contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Whitetail Disposal. This new contract is to begin January 1, 2024, and it comes with significant changes in collection methods and schedules. With less than two weeks before the new year, we are working diligently with Whitetail Disposal to finalize and communicate details. The new quarterly rate will be $108 per unit.

For now, please be aware that refuse and recycling collections will be reduced to once per week by way of automated means. The majority of the Township will be able to be collected via automated means, but the viability of automated collections in specific areas will be assessed by Whitetail Disposal. To facilitate automated collections, a 95-gallon trash cart and a 65-gallon recycling cart will be delivered to all households. Please note that these carts have wheels for easy mobility.

Collection days will be Monday and Tuesday; however, please be aware that this does NOT mean your current collection day will remain the same. Whitetail Disposal is reviewing all Township addresses to build the most effective and efficient collection routes, which may mean your collection day will need to change. Information regarding scheduled collection days will be conveyed to residents as soon as Whitetail has finalized their routes. To facilitate timely and consistent collections, please be sure to have your items curbside no later than 5am on your collection day. The Township strongly encourages you to place items curbside the evening before to ensure collection, but absolutely no later than 5am on your scheduled collection day.

In the event of a holiday (or perhaps a weather event) falling on a scheduled collection day, collections will simply be pushed back one day. This is already the case for the New Year’s Day holiday, which falls on Monday, January 1, 2024. Those designated with a Monday collection day will be picked up on Tuesday, January 2, and those designated with a Tuesday collection day will be picked up on Wednesday, January 3.

Bulk item collection will still be provided by Whitetail Disposal; however, you will need to notify Whitetail by Fridays at noon if you will have a bulk item for collection, so that they can build a route specifically for those items. Bulk items will be limited to one item per week to be collected on your regular collection day.

Curbside electronics and household hazardous waste collections have been eliminated, but we will be working with Whitetail Disposal to arrange for special collection events for such items, and we will post that information when it becomes available.

There is a lot of information being exchanged and arrangements being made over the next several days, so please bear with us as we work with Whitetail Disposal to finalize plans. We will continue to keep you updated as details unfold.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this transition.