As of January 1, 2016, Richland Borough is under contract with Eagle Disposal, of East Earl, PA, for the weekly pickup of garbage and bi-weekly pickup of recycling, in the borough. The contract ends 12/31/18. Richland Borough contracts to one hauler, for the entire town, to eliminate garbage trucks, from various companies, collecting garbage in town, on different days. The property owners are responsible for the yearly contracted amount, whether the home is occupied or vacant. Property owners are billed in early October, for the following calendar year, and are given until December 31, of the current year, to pay the invoice. After December 31, fees and penalties are imposed.
The Borough Contract includes the pickup of up to 8 ea 30 gallon bags or cans, per week, no more than 50 pounds per bag or can. Pickup is every Tuesday beginning at 7 AM. They will take grass clippings – in 30 gallon bags or cans, up to 50 pounds per bag or can. They will also take tree limbs, placed in tied bundles, not longer than 4 feet and weighing up to 50 pounds. If a resident places a bag out that weighs more than 50 pounds; bundles or limbs longer than four feet or heavier than 50 pounds; or if more than 8 bags are put out, the refuse hauler will not pick them up.
Items not included in a normal weekly pickup are:
- Drywall or other building materials
- Bags or cans larger than 30 gallon size
- Branches longer than 4 ft or weighing more than 50 lbs
If a resident has need of disposing any of the above items, please feel free to contact Eagle Disposal at 717-355-9560 to determine if they will come with a separate truck, for an additional fee. For disposal on your own, please follow the link, below to the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority.
Even though Richland Borough is not mandated to recycle, because of its size, the new refuse contract DOES include recycling. Recycling will be picked up, curbside, every other Tuesday, beginning January 12. While it is not mandatory to recycle, we urge you to do so – not only for the good of the environment, but Richland Borough is eligible for a grant based on tonnage of recycling collected. Please follow this link for recycling dos and don’ts, and the recycling pickup calendar, from Eagle Disposal.