Pay As You Throw Program

 

PAY-AS-YOU-THROW TRASH BAG PROGRAM
DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, MONTGOMERY COUNTY

CONTACT: Andrew A. Duncan, Waste and Recycling Coordinator
Clement S. Seroski Recycling Center
108 Municipal Drive
PO Box 297
Gilbertsville PA 19525-0297
610-367-2381 (Phone)

2010 DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP POPULATION: 10,197

PROGRAM TYPE: Pay Per Bag Program

CONTAINER DESCRIPTION: 36 Gallon Orange Bag w/Custom Logo. Bags Sold at Various Businesses throughout Douglass Township.  Businesses sell trash bags as a free service to the community.

COST STRUCTURE: $2.80/Bag.  Bags are sold in packages of (5) with a trash bag insert for $14.00 per pack.  Each case of trash bags (250 bags, 50 packages) are invoiced after delivery in the amount of $700.00 per case.

SERVICE PROVIDER: Keystone Trash Disposal, Curbside Recycling, and Bulk Waste.

RECYCLING PROGRAM: Mandatory ordinance for curbside collection of commingled aluminum, glass, and steel containers including empty aerosol and paint cans, plastics coded 1-7, newspaper, junk mail with paper placed in paper or plastic grocery bag. Weekly collection of waste, bi-weekly collection of recyclables.

The Township's Small Business Drop Off Center is open every Wednesday and Saturday of each month for the collection of corrugated cardboard, commingled materials, high grade office paper, household scrap metals, leaf and yard trimmings, household electronics, clothing and shoes, rechargeable batteries, and empty propane cylinders. Funding from trash bags provides all trash and recycling services in Douglass Township.  Douglass Township does not use tax money to support the trash and recycling program.

ORDINANCES: Recycling by residents and businesses; No Burning; Illegal Dumping

LIST OF CURRENT VENDORS:

A.D. Moyer Lumber & Hardware                                                 Redner's Quick Shoppe
1200 E. Philadelphia Avenue                                                      26 Main St.
Gilbertsville                                                                              Bally

Freed's Supermarket                                                                 Redner's Market
2024 Swamp Pike                                                                     116 County Line Rd.
Gilbertsville                                                                              Boyertown

Hollenbach Home Center                                                           Turkey Hill
Rt 100 and County Line Rd.                                                       733 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown                                                                               Boyertown

Top Star Express                                                                      Turkey Hill
1000 Grosser Rd.                                                                     1434 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Gilbertsville                                                                             Gilbertsville

Weis Market's Inc.                                                                    Douglass Township Administration Building
1050 E. Philadelphia Ave                                                           1320 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Gilbertsville                                                                              Gilbertsville