Bristol Township Explains New Trash Collection Schedule

The township has reduced the trash collection schedule to once per week. According to officials, the new contract will save Bristol Township $1 million per year.

Officials from Bristol Township have taken to YouTube to explain to residents why the trash and recycling collection schedule has been reduced to once per week beginning in January.

Council President Bob Lewis starts the 12-minute video by explaining that contracting with Waste Management will save the township approximately $1 million per year. Every household will receive a new 96-gallon trash can and a 64-gallon recycling container by the end of January. The receptacles will be delivered, residents do not have to pick them up.

The township uses single-stream recycling, meaning all recyclable materials can be discarded in the one container, including glass bottles, pizza boxes, aluminum and paper.

If a holiday falls on a resident's normal trash collection day, the schedule will be pushed back one day and extended into Saturday, with the normal pickup resuming on the following Monday. The township has also set up a special holiday trash pick-up between Jan. 1-3, when neighborhoods will get an extra day of garbage collection. 

The video ends with a demonstration by a Waste Management representative showing which materials can be recycled beginning in January.

Click here to see the revised trash collection schedule. If you have any questions, contact the township at (215) 785-0500.


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