Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission
North Wales Borough is a member of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission (NMCRC), a group of 11 municipalities that work together to increase recycling and promote recycling awareness and education in compliance with the state’s recycling law, PA Act 101 of 1988, as amended. For recycling information and North Wales Borough’s recycling requirements, please click here.
Recycling and Trash Removal
North Wales Borough residents must make arrangements for recycling and solid waste removal. Residents may choose a hauler of their own choice. Haulers must provide a leaf and yard waste collection in the fall and in the spring. See below for a list of haulers that operate in the Borough and for upcoming leaf and yard waste collection dates.
Though each hauler has its own instructions explaining What materials to recycle and how to sort them, the hauler you select should collect aluminum, steel, and bi-metal cans, glass, number 1 and 2 plastics, newspapers, and magazines. Haulers may pick up other materials in addition to these. Please contact your hauler with any questions about recycling materials, material sorting, and collection schedules.
Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time.
Here at the Borough, we not only want to do the right thing, but are also awarded Recycling Performance Grants from the state each year based on the tons of waste our residents and businesses keep out of landfills. This incentive helps pay for our Parks and Recreation activities, and is an easy way for residents to give back to the community. The more you recycle the larger the award the Borough gets from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Under Borough Ordinance, residents and businesses are required to separate recycling material from their trash for separate collection. The recycling pickup includes newspaper, cardboard, magazines and junk mail; clear, brown and green glass; aluminum and metal cans, and plastics.
Under Act 101, commercial facilities are required to recycle high-grade Office corrugated aluminum, and leaf waste. Businesses must also recycle any Other materials required under Borough regulations; this includes glass, metal cans, and plastic. Commercial establishments must arrange for the collection and recycling of all designated materials.
Local Waste Haulers
This list is meant as a guide for residents and may not include all haulers that operate in the borough. Several of the haulers listed also provide commercial recycling collection.
Leaf and Yard Waste collections: 11/18/17 and 12/16/17
Leaf and Yard Waste collections run from April to November 30th and are picked up on residents scheduled pick-up days.
Leaf and Yard Waste collections run year-round and are picked up on residents scheduled pick-up days. Limit of 5 biodegradable bags per scheduled pick-up day.
Leaf and Yard Waste collections run year-round and are picked up on residents scheduled pick-up days. Limit of 3 biodegradable bags per scheduled pick-up day, not to be heavier than 25 lbs.