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Middletown Township
Municipal Center

3 Municipal Way
Langhorne, PA 19047

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (215) 750-3800
Fax: (215) 750-3801

Police Department

5 Municipal Way
Langhorne, PA 19047

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Business Office: 215-750-3845
911 for Emergencies
(215) 949-1000 Non-Emergencies

Public Works Department

700 Veterans Highway
Levittown, PA 19056

Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: (215) 943-2900

Tax Collector

Ray Chapman
2222 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056

Phone: (215) 945-1777

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Middletown Township Community Services

Trash Collection

Residential trash is collected on Mondays and Thursdays north of Route 1 (Superhighway) and Tuesdays and Fridays south of Route 1 (Superhighway) except for New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Collection may occur as early as 6:00 a.m. so please place trash at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the night preceding collection. Remove empty containers by 10:00 a.m. the day following collection. Trash must be placed in a suitable container, which has a handles and a removable, tight-fitting lid and is watertight and animal proof. Containers shall be no smaller than twenty (20) gallons and no larger than thirty-five (35) gallons in capacity and weigh less than fifty (50) pounds when full. All boxes and carpets must be bundled in less than four (4) foot lengths. A maximum of ten (10) containers, bags, or bundles of trash will be collected each collection day.

Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and any other appliances containing freon are collected by appointment only. Doors must be removed. To schedule a pickup, call Waste Management at 215-788-5555. All other bulk items, such as furniture and appliances, are collected on the 2nd collection day of each week along with regular trash. Bulk items are limited to one (1) item per week.

Latex (water-based) paint may be placed in the trash for regular collection. Please allow the unused paint to harden or use kitty litter to absorb the paint to prevent it from spilling onto the street during collection.

The hauler is not responsible for the removal of building materials in excess of one (1) container per week, automobiles, automobile parts, tree stumps, demolition materials, concrete, dirt, tires, and household hazardous waste. Each homeowner is responsible for the proper disposal of these items.

Holidays

When any of the holidays noted above fall on a collection day, trash will be collected the following day. When a holiday falls on a recycling day, recyclables will be collected the following day as well.

Recycling Collection

We all know that recycling plastic, paper, glass and metal helps protect the environment and enables us to conserve precious natural resources. Residential recycling is mandatory in Middletown Township, but beginning May 1, 2011 sorting your recyclables before you place them at the curb is no longer necessary. With the new Single Stream Recycling Program you will be able to place ALL of your recyclables neatly into to one container.

Recyclables will continue to be collected on your normal recycling collection day, every week. You may place ALL recyclables in the same recycling container. Materials should continue to be prepared in the same manner as now with containers rinsed out. Items should be flattened whenever possible to maximize space. Do not include food waste, films, plastic bags and wrap or foam cups and containers along with recyclables.

Place your recyclables at the curb on your regular recycling collection day, separate from your regular trash. Containers can be up to 35-gallons in size, have a separate, tight-fitting lid, have handles and not weigh more than 50 pounds when full. Toter-type containers with attached lids are not permitted. The Township has labels available (at the Municipal Center) at no charge that can be applied to containers to identify them as recyclables.

Acceptable Single-Stream Recyclables include:
Magazines, Office Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Newspapers, Paperboard, Cereal Box Cardboard, Dairy and Juice Containers, Corrugated Cardboard (no larger than 2' x 2' squares), Junk Mail, Phone Books, Glass Bottles and Jars, Plastic Bottles and Containers (Recycle Types 1 through 7), Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans.

Please place recyclables apart from the trash at the curb. Collection may occur as early as 6:00 a.m., so please place recyclables at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the night preceding collection. Remove empty containers by 10:00 a.m. the day following collection.

Recyclable materials are collected on Mondays for those residents north of Route 1 (Superhighway) and Tuesdays for those residents south of Route 1 (Superhighway).

Middletown is proud to partner with Waste Management to increase recycling and help preserve the environment.

A Waste management Video on Their New Single-Stream Recycling Facility

Click the link below to view a video on You Tube from Waste Managment on their new single-stream Material Recovery Facility in Philadelphia. Recyclables collected by Waste Management in Middletown Township are processed at this facility.

Waste Management Single-Stream Recycling: A tour of the Philadelphia MRF

Electronics Recycling

On January 24, 2013, a disposal ban on computers and electronics went into effect in Pennsylvania. This includes desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals such as printers, external drives, fax machines, etc. and televisions. Computers and any of their components cannot be put into the trash or put out with recyclables for curbside pickup. These devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities.

Residents may not dispose of their computers and electronics with municipal waste collection. Computers and electronics must be taken to an electronics collection location for proper recycling, such as the Bucks County Electronic Waste Collection Program that occurs at various times and locations throughout the County or to a County approved drop-off location. Electronics can also be taken to a Pennsylvania DEP permitted electronics recycling facility.

Businesses may not dispose of their computers and electronics with municipal waste collection. For businesses, computers and electronisc must be taken to an electronics recycling facility. The recycling facility does not need to be certified, but if the facility is located in Pennsylvania, it must have a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection general permit number WMGR081.

A list of local electronic recycling locations is available by clicking the link below. The list is in no particluar order and includes Permitted recyclers and a County approved drop-off location.

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For more information on electronics recycling, you can call the Pennsylviania DEP's toll-free recycling hotline at 1-800-346-4242.

Yard Waste Collection

Middletown has established a yard waste curbside collection program. Effective Janaury 2010, yard waste will be collected every Wednesday, throughout the Township, year-round. Yard waste will not be accepted for collection along with regular trash.

Yard waste includes clippings, leaves, plants, twigs, and tree branches. This material will be collected and processed at a composting facility, thereby reducing the amount of solid waste disposed of at a landfill or incinerator. The trash hauler will not pick up yard waste that is placed in plastic bags or placed at the curb on regular trash days.

Residents are to place their yard waste in either 30-gallon biodegradable paper bags or in a regular twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) gallon trash container with handles and a removeable lid. Residents may not use cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or biodegradable plastic bags, as these will not be accepted at the composting facility. Tree branches are to be bundled into 4-foot lengths and placed next to the yard waste at the curb. Do not rake leaves into the street. Collection may occur as early as 6:00 a.m., so please place yard waste at the curb on Tuesday evening after 6:00 p.m. Remove empty containers by 10:00 a.m. the day following collection. There is no limit to the amount of yard waste collected each Wednesday.

2014 Southeastern Pennsylvania
Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection
and Old Computer Recycling Program

Many household products contain chemicals that when discarded contribute to the contamination of our environment by polluting our soil, air and water. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the opportunity to reduce the amount of hazardous household chemical waste that is flushed down toilet and kitchen drains, "disposed" of in the backyard, dumped into storm drains or simply disposed of in the municipal waste stream. These typical means of disposal are both hazardous to public health and unnecessary. Yet, it continues because individuals are frequently unaware that many useful products contain hazardous chemicals. It is the consumer's responsibility to use and dispose of household products safely. Certain household waste should be brought to community household hazardous waste collections events for proper disposal.

Household hazardous waste and old computers, peripherals and small appliances will be collected on vaious dates and locations throughout Bucks County. Click the links below for information on the locations, dates and times scheduled for 2014.

The flyers and brochures listed below outline what types of hazardous waste can be brought to the collection points and what items will not be accepted. All collections are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine. This program is not for business, industry or institutions. Additional information regarding this program can be found by visting the Recycling Page at Bucks County Website, Community Services.

Household Hazardous Waste

Items that fall under the category of hazardous waste are not to be put out for curbside pick-up. In addition to being pollutants that can infiltrate and contaminate our water resources, they can mix together in an enclosed area such as a trash truck or dumpster, and become a deadly chemical or fire hazard. Hazardous waste items need special attention and are to be disposed of at special drop-off locations.

Apartment, Commercial and Institutional Recycling

Per Ordinance 90-11, all residents who reside in apartments and all owners of commercial and institutional establishments are required to recycle in accordance with the following regulations.

Apartments
Apartment owners are responsible for establishing, implementing and managing a program for the collection and transportation of recyclable materials generated at their properties. Owners must inform all persons residing at the property of the program, including the dates, time, and location of collection, the items to be recycled, and the method of collection. Such information must be provided by the owner to all tenants not less than once a year and to all new tenants at the time of occupancy.

The materials to be recycled at apartments include newsprint, corrugated paper, glass bottles and jars (all colors), food and beverage cans (aluminum, steel, and bimetal), and plastic bottles and jars coded 1 or 2 inside the recycling logo located on the bottom of the container.

Commercial and Institutional Establishments
All owners of commercial and institutional establishments must also provide a system to separate recyclable materials from solid waste. The materials to be recycled by these establishments include high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, and aluminum. Additional materials, such as newsprint, glass containers (all colors), steel and bimetal cans, and plastic bottles and jars coded 1 or 2, may also be recycled.

Leaf Waste
All owners of commercial and institutional establishments and apartments are required to separate leaf waste from solid waste, as leaf waste may no longer be collected with the trash and taken to a landfill.