2013 Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule

Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule

With the Christmas and New Years’ holidays upon us once again, Eagle Disposal has confirmed that they will be picking up trash and recycling on the following dates:

Christmas Week:  Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Years’ Week:  Saturday, January 4, 2014

Please note that they WILL NOT be picking up discarded Christmas trees.  The Township Board of Supervisors will be scheduling Christmas tree pick-up dates at their January meeting.  This detail will be conducted by the Township’s Road Department and not Eagle Disposal.  As soon as the dates for the pick-up have been announced, we will post them here!

New Year Will Bring New Rules for Disposing of Electronic Devices

Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Township News magazine

New rules for disposing of electronic devices that take effect on January 24, 2013, will prohibit consumers from throwing away laptops, computers, monitors, televisions, and other such electronics with their trash. Under the state Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010, waste haulers will no longer be able to take these items unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.

“Proper recycling is important because there are millions and millions of devices, they have a limited useful life span, and they contain heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, as well as other materials that do not belong in the normal trash stream,” state Secretary of Environmental Protection Michael Krancer said in a news release.

Many of these devices also contain valuable metals, such as gold, silver, and platinum, and base metals, such as copper, iron, and aluminum that can be separated and reused in new products.

The law also requires manufacturers of covered devices to provide for the collection, transportation, and recycling of these items through one-day events, permanent collection programs, or mail-back options. Some retailers also accept electronics for recycling either at no charge or in exchange for rebates or coupons.

A current list of collection opportunities, including those offered by manufacturers and retailers, is available by calling DEP’s toll-free recycling hotline at (800) 346-4242. Consumers may also obtain electronics recycling information from their county recycling coordinator. Contact information for county recycling coordinators can be found on the DEP website at www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword “Recycle.”

PAWC Discontinues Wastewater/Sewer Billing Services

Please be advised that as of October 31, 2012 Pennsylvania American Water (PAWC) discontinued billing for sewer/wastewater services. PAWC’s decision in this matter was determined by a desire to exit their billing services line of business as well as IT limitations for their organization.

The final billing date for all sewer/wastewater service was October 31, 2012.

By now, you should have received your PAWC bill and will notice that charges for sewer/wastewater no longer appear.  PAWC will continue to bill for regular water service only and the sewer/wastewater portion will be billed by Sadsbury Township.

The next billing cycle for sewer/wastewater use will occur in January of 2013.  That billing will show any delinquent amounts still shown due by PAWC in addition to the remainder of the fourth quarter of 2012 which did not appear on the final PAWC bill.

Going forward any and all payments for sewer/wastewater charges should be paid directly to Sadsbury Township at the above address.

For any property owners in Sadsbury Township with rentals, please be advised that the Township will be billing all legal owners directly.  It will be the landlord’s responsibility to bill and/or collect from their tenants as the Township is not in the position to act as a collection agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office at (610) 857-9503 should you have any questions or require any additional information.

Get Less Junk Mail

3945189711_289fc5ba25_oIf your New Year’s Resolutions include getting more organized one way to start is to get less Junk Mail. The Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA), a longtime provider of recycling services in the region is proud to announce the availability of a “Junk Mail Reduction Kit” for the residents of its service area. One of SECCRA’s major objectives is to provide a regional waste management approach to municipal solid waste issues in southern Chester County. Waste reduction is part of this approach. Continue reading Get Less Junk Mail

Don’t Forget To Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012!

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day. All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter’s names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.  Acceptable IDs include:

  • PA Driver’s License or Non-driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • U.S. Military ID– active duty and retired military (a military or veteran’s ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite). Military dependents’ ID must contain an expiration date.

If you do not have one of these IDs, and require one for voting purposes, you may be entitled to get one FREE OF CHARGE at a PennDOT Driver License Center. To find the Driver License Center nearest you, and learn what supporting documentation you will need to get a photo ID visit PennDOT’s Voter ID Website or call the Department of State’s Voter ID Hotline at 1-877-VotesPA (868-3772).

Additional voting information, specific to Chester County, can be found at Chesco Voter Services (see below link) or by calling (610) 344-6410.


2012 Local Farm Product Guide Now Available!

FarmGuide250_thumbThe Chester County Agricultural Development Council is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and has released the 2012 edition of the Local Farm Product Guide.  The guide recognizes agriculture as an important component of the County’s economy and introduces readers to some of the farmers and organizations committed to advancing agriculture in our area. The guide also includes a list of over 100 producers within the county with maps to their locations.