Pickup Fees Set On Quakertown Bulk Trash
Collection of bulk items currently done on a quarterly basis will be increased to the second Monday of each month.
Under the new plan, which is proposed to take effect March 1, fees will range between $10 and $25.
For removal of appliances, the charge will be $10. Groups of bulk items, such as a furniture set, will cost $20. For construction debris that cannot be broken down and put into one of the borough designated trash bags, the cost is $25.
The borough meanwhile will no longer collect car batteries, and removal of car and pickup truck tires will cost $3 a tire. Larger truck and tractor tires will no longer be collected.
Bundled twigs and cardboard will still be collected at curbside, though borough officials said they plan to shutdown the dropoff center for twigs at the borough sewer plant.
In discussing the plan Monday, Borough Council expressed a willingness to revise the fee scale rolex watches for sale based on residents’ response. Council members said they were afraid the new plan would prove too confusing for residents, particularly the distinction between fee categories.
Council members also said they were afraid of setting fees too high.
“I’m just worrying about the prices because it will end up at the (Quakertown) brick yard,” said Councilman Rodney Werst.
While they presented the plan as an attempt to prevent residents from rolex watches for sale surrounding municipalities from dropping off broken appliances for collection by the borough, borough officials also acknowledged the new fees marked another step toward making borough trash collection self rolex watches for sale supporting.
Earlier this year, as part of state mandated curbside recycling, the borough established a p rolex watches for sale ay by the bag trash collection system. As a result, families that put out two large trash bags a week costing $1.50 each now pay an additional $156 a year for trash collection.
All told, the new fee system raised an additional $100,000 in revenue for 1991, with as much as $200,000 expected in 1992. At the same time, Borough Manager David Woglom predicts that the borough will save $80,000 in landfill costs in 1992 by removing recyclables from the waste stream.
Despite these gains, however, the borough is forecasting a shortfall of nearly $72,600 in its trash collection operation for 1992. The new bulk trash fees are expected to cover a small portion of the shortfall.