Trash Information

Questions / Concerns: please call (267) 317-1379 or email trash @ warminsterpa.org 

► What is the current trash rate?

Annual Trash Bill
  • $440.00 per household
Senior Rate
  • $385.00 per household (Residents 62 years of age or older in the calendar year) Please Note: Proper proof of identification and age is required to be shown to Tax Collector when requesting the $55 discount.
In 2019 and beyond this fee also includes 2 wheeled toters, one for trash and one for recycling.

► When are my trash, recycling and yard waste collection days?

To collect trash & recyclables more efficiently, JP Mascaro & Sons, the contracted trash removal service for Warminster Township, has broken the Township into eight sections. View the Warminster Township Collection Zone Map or call Warminster Township at (215) 443-5414.Your collection days have not changed.

► When should I put out my trash?

Collection will occur twice per week. Place no more than a maximum of six containers of trash at the street’s edge, including your trash toter, anytime after 6 p.m. the night before your scheduled pick-up days. Your trash must be at the curb before 7:00 AM on your day of collection. Your service days have not changed.

Holiday Schedule - If your collection day falls on a holiday it will be skipped until the next scheduled collection day. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (December 25). The next regularly scheduled collection day for your service will be considered a double pick up.

► What are bulk items? When can I put out a bulk item?

One bulk item permitted is permitted per household per week on your second collection day of the week.
  • No construction or demolition debris!
  • • Bulk items include things like a sofa, water heater, stove, Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers may contain cfcs (freon) and need special handling. Please call 1-800-432-1616 to schedule a pick up.
  • Carpets must be cut in three-foot strips, rolled and tied, up to ten rolls.
  • Mattress & box spring counts as one item. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic or they will not be collected at all.
  • Twigs & branches must be cut in 3 foot lengths and tied in a bundle, only 10 bundles per pick up, or 10 logs or 1 stump. (if twigs are too small to bundle, put them in separate can as a bulk item). 
    • Please see What is yard waste? How is it collected? For more details 
  • Did you know that lawn mowers can be disposed on the second trash day of the week as your one bulk item? Just empty all oil and gasoline from the machine, and Mascaro will take away the mower.
  • Disposal Of Household Paints
    • Latex paint ONLY: let paint dry in can. Adding kitty litter or a commercial drying agent will speed up the drying process. When paint is dry, double bag the can before putting it in the trash. Leaking paint will damage our trucks and stain your street.

► What Is Single-Stream Recycling?

Single-stream recycling allows residents to place all recyclables: cans, bottles and plastics together with newspapers, cardboard, and mixed paper in one container. There is no need to separate items since the “single stream” recycling process used allows all recyclables to be mixed together. Single-stream recycling will be collected by a compaction truck. Only recyclables will be on this truck on your recycling day, it cannot collect non-recyclable items.

► What can I recycle?

  • Aluminum and Metal Cans: aluminum cans (beer and soda); aluminum foil and foil plates, etc., metal lids; metal food cans (tin/steel). Please rinse food products.
  • Glass: glass bottles and jars (food and drink only). Please rinse food products.
  • Plastic containers: plastic bottles and containers labeled #1 – #7 (soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine). Please rinse food products.
  • Mixed paper and cardboard: Paper material, such as, newspaper and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, office white, colored and computer paper (staples and paper clips ok) should be tied in separate bundles when placed for collection. Corrugated cardboard boxes, wax cartons, cereal, tissue, gift boxes, etc. (remove liners), paper bags, phone books, wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.). Break down all boxes. Tie in separate bundles (no larger than 2′ x 3′). No paint or oil contaminated boxes. Make sure that paper and cardboard material remain dry. Do Not Recycle the following: ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, glass ovenware, pyrex, vision ware, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, plastics without #1 through #7 labeling, plastic bags, styrofoam packaging, bubble wrap, tissue or paper towels, metallic or coated paper, waxed boxes, books or toys.
  • Attached is a list of a few locations we have found in the area with contact information which will recycle your television set for a small fee. This information is provided as a courtesy to our residents and the Township does not endorse or audit any of their activities. Click here to learn how to recycle E-Waste and TV’s
  • For more information about Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, please click here to find the information from the Bucks County Planning Commission. The Bucks County Planning Commission also has a comprehensive list of recycling questions posted at this link as well.

► What do I do with electronic waste/e-waste like a television?

  • Attached is a list of a few locations we have found in the area with contact information which will recycle your television set for a small fee. This information is provided as a courtesy to our residents and the Township does not endorse or audit any of their activities. Click here to learn how to recycle E-Waste and TV’s.
  • The Township has also engaged services to host Township wide e-waste recycling events. Please call 215-443-5414 for more details as to this year’s schedule.

► What do I do with Hazardous Waste? Latex Paint?

Household hazardous waste is collected by the Bucks County Planning Commission. For more information about Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, please click here to find the information from the Bucks County Planning Commission or call at 215-345-3400.

Car batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, oil-based and other toxic and hazardous materials do not belong in the trash! Many auto stores accept used motor oil and car batteries.

Latex paint ONLY: let paint dry in can. Adding kitty litter or a commercial drying agent will speed up the drying process. When paint is dry, double bag the can before putting it in the trash. Leaking paint will damage our trucks and stain your street.

► What is yard waste? How is it collected?

  • We compost your grass and leaves! Place all grass and leaf waste into fifty-gallon kraft biodegradable bags or loose in cans, no plastic bags! Up to ten containers or bags per week. No branches, stumps, or logs! Place these items out as bulk items.
  • Don’t mix trash with your grass or leaves.
  • Grass and leaves will be picked up once per week from April 1st to December 15th each year. December 16th through March 31st, put them in the regular trash.
  • Christmas Tree Collection
  • Trees should be placed curbside the week of the second Monday in January on what would normally be a “yard waste” day. The will be collected as yard waste and recycled. At any other time it will be collected as a bulk trash item.
  • Parks and Recreation takes Christmas Trees from December 26 through the end of January at Warminster Community Park. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 215-443-5428 for details.

► How do I dispose of my Christmas tree?

  • Trees should be placed curbside the week of the second Monday in January on what would normally be a “yard waste” day. The will be collected as yard waste and recycled. At any other time after it will be collected as a bulk trash item.
  • Parks and Recreation takes Christmas Trees from December 26 through the end of January at Warminster Community Park. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 215-443-5428 for details.

► What is the holiday schedule? How will this affect my collection?

If your collection day falls on a holiday it will be skipped until the next scheduled collection day. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (December 25). The next regularly scheduled collection day for your service will be considered a double pick up.

► Mascaro is to begin providing trash and recycling toters in 2019. How will these be delivered? How will this affect trash and recycling collection? What happens if my toter is damaged?

In 2019, for the first time, JP Mascaro will be providing two red wheeled toters, one for trash and the other for recycling collection. The toters are the property of JP Mascaro and should remain with the property should you move. You can use any container up to 35 gallons for any additional trash that does not fit in the can, up to four additional cans. Additional cans should not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Toters will first be delivered before the end of January 2019 to each residence.

► What happens if my toter is damaged?

Should your Mascaro toter be damaged by routine wear and tear or a Mascaro crew, Mascaro will replace the toter at no charge. Should a resident damage a toter, residents would be responsible for the cost of replacement. Call JP Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616

► I do not wish to have either a trash or recycling wheeled toter. Can I refuse them?

There will be no fee discount for refusing the toters. However, once the cans have been delivered to your property in 2019, you can call Mascaro to collect them at 1-800-432-1616 and they will be removed from your property.

► I am a new resident. How do I set up trash collection? Where do I get my toters?

There is nothing that needs to be done for new residents to set up trash collection. Your trash fee for the first year in your home will be pro-rated to the date of closing on the property. After January 2019, the toters should already be on your property for both trash and recycling collection. If this is not the case, please call Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616.

► My trash was missed / I still have a question/:

Call JP Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616 or the Township @ (215)443-5414, Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
If you receive a voicemail, please leave a detailed message and include your address and what specifically was missed (trash/recycling) and how many cans are at the curb.

► What does the information pamphlet look like?

Click here for a copy.

► How is the hauler picked?

  • Any work over $18,900.00 needs to be bided out. This requires potential business to supply their price in a sealed envelope which is not open until a specific time. Once everyone has submitted, we review the bids to make sure they meet all that we require. Once checked, we go with the lowest bid.
  • Township issued a bid for trash and recycling service. We asked for bids for multiple options. The pricing was to be based on a five-year contract with an option to extend for two more years. 
  • One option the Board of Supervisors selected was to include two toters for each property served. One is for trash and one is for recycling. This is being done to ensure each customer has a proper receptacle for their waste and to cut back on the number of loose bags and trash on the streets.
  • The cost of the toters is included in your annual trash fee. You will see that your fee has been adjusted to take into account the new contract.
  • The previous fees had remained unchanged for seven years.