Sanitation Collection

Sanitation Contract

Trash Service is provided by Waste Management through December 31, 2019.

Trash billing is done by Tarentum Borough and will appear on your monthly electric and water bill. Trash service is currently billed at a rate of $22.00 per month.

Collections

Items eligible for collection include all garbage, refuse, and rubbish normally found around the household. Other items include, but are not limited to, kitchen offal and waste, furniture, household appliances not containing freon, water heaters/softeners, furnaces, remodeling and construction material under 2 cubic yards and empty paint cans.

All appliances formerly containing freon must have an attached certificate indicating proper freon removal to be eligible for collection.

Collection and removal of solid waste shall occur weekly between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Service Map

Pick Up Days:
Monday = Orange
Tuesday = Yellow
Wednesday = Blue
Thursday = Pink
Thursday Small Truck = Areas which are not colored.

Rules

Bags and containers placed curbside shall be no more than 40 gallon capacity.

All trash must be bagged or in a trash can.

Bags shall be a manageable weight that can be lifted safely by a single individual. 

Appliances formerly containing freon may be placed curbside for regular collection provided that the item has an attached certificate indicating proper freon removal.

Customer must schedule with Waste Management for collection of any E-Waste and HHW.

Large items such as furniture, mattresses, toys, cabinets and the like may be placed curbside for regular pick up.

Carpet and padding must be cut in to 3 foot lengths, rolled and securely tied.

Bagged grass and yard waste will be accepted curbside.

The amount of curbside pick up is unlimited except as follows:

  • No remodeling or construction material over 2 cubic yards
  • No tires
  • No paving material, cement, asphalt, brick or stones
  • No broken concrete or concrete wash tubs
  • No ceiling tiles, paneling or plaster
  • No ceramic tile or marble 
  • No automobile parts
  • No liquid paint, flammable liquids, metal drums or metal grease drums
  • No antifreeze
  • No ammunition
  • No logs, trees, roots, dirt or sand

Customers may contact Waste Management to negotiate the expense and removal of the above items.

Waste Management shall place a sticker or notice on any item which cannot be taken during regular pickup. The notice shall indicate the reason why the material is being rejected.

E-Waste and Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Waste will be collected via on-call, door-to-door service. Residents should contact Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587 to schedule the collection of any HHW or E-Waste item.

HHW and E-Waste includes garden chemicals, thermometers, solvents, batteries, auto batteries, paint, metal polish, aerosols, pool chemicals, cleaners, adhesives, antifreeze, used motor oil, fluorescent bulbs, televisions, computer monitors, and consumer electronics with circuit boards.

Residents can contact Waste Management between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to schedule a pickup. Waste Management will provide a containment device (box or bag) at least seven (7) days in advance of the scheduled collection. Residents may fill the device with the HHW item. Acceptable HHW must be collected from the resident’s property and not from the public property including the curb.

More information can be found on the Waste Management website.

Recycling

Currently the Borough does not have a recycling program. While we wish to promote a greener community through recycling efforts, we are unable to sustain the costs of door-to-door recycling collections. 

In recent years, the Borough attempted to provide community wide recycling containers to allow residents the ability to recycle within the Borough. Unfortunately, individuals were using the containers to dispose of regular waste, hazardous waste and e-waste. Due to these disruptive actions and the burden placed on the recycling program, the Borough has removed the various containers from the community. We hope to explore a revised recycling program at the expiration of the current sanitation contract.

Moving In/Out

Waste management is required to provide unlimited weekly residential refuse collection service. However, this requirement does not pertain to the removal of large volumes of household items when a resident moves in or out of their home.

In such cases, Waste Management is required to remove the equivalent of four (4) cubic yards of refuse at no cost. Waste Management may charge the owner for refuse beyond this amount.

Prohibited Items

The amount of curbside pick up is unlimited except as follows:

  • No remodeling or construction material over 2 cubic yards
  • No tires
  • No paving material, cement, asphalt, brick or stones
  • No broken concrete or concrete wash tubs
  • No ceiling tiles, paneling or plaster
  • No ceramic tile or marble 
  • No automobile parts
  • No liquid paint, flammable liquids, metal drums or metal grease drums
  • No antifreeze
  • No ammunition
  • No logs, trees, roots, dirt or sand

Holiday Schedule

The following holiday schedule will be observed by Waste Management. Collections will occur as follows:

  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week following the above holidays.