Welcome To The Borough Of Hatboro
Welcome to the Borough of Hatboro's new website!
Our Borough is online to provide you with 24 hour access to information you need. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. As always, residents and visitors are welcome to call or visit Borough Hall at anytime during working hours.
Borough Hall is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Please note Borough Hall is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Flag Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day.
Borough Council & Mayor
Borough Council Committee meetings are held at 7:00 p.m.
on the second Monday of each month.
Borough Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m.
on the fourth Monday of each month.
George Bollendorf, President
David Stockton, Vice President
Robert Hegele Sr., Pro-Tem
Diane Hegele, Borough Manager & Open Records Officer
Deena DeRenzis, Assistant Borough Secretary
James Gardner, Chief of Police
Brent Sine, Superintendent of Public Works
Mike Italia, Barry Isett & Associates, Zoning Officer
2019 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE
|Janaury Committee||Monday, January 14, 2019|
|Janaury Council||Monday, January 28, 2019|
|February Committee||Monday, February 11, 2019|
|February Council||Monday, February 25, 2019|
|March Committee||Monday, March 11, 2019|
|March Council||Monday, March 25, 2019|
|April Committee||Monday, April 8, 2019|
|April Council||Monday, April 22, 2019|
|Monday, May 6, 2019|
|May Council||Monday, May 20, 2019|
|June Committee/Councill||Monday, June 17, 2019|
|July Committee/Council||Monday, July 15, 2019|
|August Committee/Council||Monday, August 19, 2019|
|September Committee||Monday, September 9, 2019|
|September Council||Monday, September 23, 2019|
|October Committee||Monday, October 14, 2019|
|October Council||Monday, October 28, 2019|
|November Committee||Monday, November 4, 2019|
|November Council||Monday, November 18, 2019|
|December Committee||Monday, December 2, 2019|
|December Council||Monday, December 16, 2019|
|Snow Removal Information|
All Borough and State roadways within the Borough are plowed and salted by Hatboro Borough. You can help in our efforts to clear the roads as quickly as possible by parking your car in a driveway or another (permitted) off-road location. And when shoveling your driveway, please remember to pile snow to the right of the driveway (if you are facing the street). In this way, the snow will be pushed away from the driveway entrance when the road is plowed.
For questions concerning snow removal please call Borough Hall at 215-443-9100. During a snow storm, our Public Works Department works to clear streets and keep Borough roads safe and passable. The staff at Borough Hall can answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding snow removal, plowing information, and other information.
|Borough Ordinance requires all sidewalks to be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours after a snowfall. This is applied to all property owners, tenants and lessors. Also, please note it is unlawful to push snow into the street while clearing sidewalks, private walkways, and/or driveways.
|Only vehicles with chains, snow tires or all-purpose tires are permitted on roads that are covered with three or more inches of snow or in any instances in which a snow emergency is declared. Any vehicle that has stalled, is incapable of moving under its own power and/or is left unattended on any street during a snow storm will be removed or towed at the owner's expense.
If a Snow Emergency is declared in Hatboro, no vehicles are permitted to remain parked on the following streets:
During a declared snow emergency, vehicles operating on any streets in the Borough must be equipped with snow rated tires or chains.
|Free Mulch For Residents|
Have you ever wondered what happens to the leaf bags and sticks you place curbside for collection? After our Public Works employees pick them up, the bags are transported to Abington Township's composting site where they are processed into mulch without added chemicals.
In an attempt to bring your recycling efforts full circle, the Borough is making this mulch available to Hatboro Residents free of charge. To make this mulch easily accessible to residents, the Public Works Department has constructed a bin at Memorial Park (closest to the wooden bridge on W. Monument Avenue)
Residents are welcome to stop by the bin at any time to take as much mulch as they need. The Public Works Department will make every effort to keep an adequate supply on hand at all times. Unfortunately, we are not able to load trucks with mulch at this time. Please note that mulch is available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Borough Hall.
|Invasive Species - Spotted Lanternfly Information|
|Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is currently under quarantine for the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive species threatening multiple counties throughout the state. Spotted Lanternflies are planthoppers that attack host plants/trees, posing a threat to local vegetation and Pennsylvania's grape, fruit tree, and forest products industries. As a ressult, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is asking residents in Pennsylvania to aid in the identification, collection, and removal of the invasive pest.|
|HOW DO I IDENTIFY THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY?|
|Information on the appearance of the Spotted Lanternfly and the damage it causes to trees can be found on the PA Department of Agriculture's informational flyer here|
|HOW CAN I TELL IF A PLANT OR TREE IS AFFECTED?|
|Once attacked by the Spotted Lanternfly, trees will develop wounds that weep and attract other insects. These wounds eventually leave a grayish or black trail along the trunk of the tree. Around the months of September and October, the Spotted Lanternfly lays egg masses on trees and smooth surfaces (such as stone, outdoor furniture, vehicles, etc.). These egg masses will have a gray mud-like appearance when newly laid. Over time, older egg masses will have a seed-like appearance and appear in rows of 30-50, measuring about an inch long.|
|WHAT DO I DO IF I SEE THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY?|
If you come in contact with egg masses, immediately scrape them off, double bag the masses and dispose of them in the trash. Egg masses can also be placed in alcohol or hand sanitizer to kill them before they hatch.
Union Library Company of Hatborough
|Thursday, June 16||Registration for Teen Brown Bag Book Club|
|Saturday, June 18||11:00 pm||Father's Day Make It, Take It Craft|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm||Yoga $5 per class|
SUMMER READING EVENTS
|Thursday, July 14||11:00 am|| Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
|Thursday, July 21||12:00 pm||Teen Brown Bag Book Club|
|6:30 pm||Sportacular Magic Show - Magician Mike Rose|
|Wednesday, July 27||10:30 am||Make It, Take It Fun Crafts|
|Thursday, July 28||6:30 pm||Scienceteller Show - Power and Energy|
|Thursday, August 2||6:30 pm||Yoga - Ages 6 to 12 years|
|Wednesday, August 3||11:00 am||Yoga - Ages 3 to 5 years|
|Thursday, August 4||11:00 am||Lego Fun|
|12:00 pm||Teen Brown Bag Book Club|
|Wednesday, August 10||11:00 am||Comedy and Magic Show - Abby London|
|Thursday, August 11||6:30 pm||Family Movie Night|
|Thursday, August 18||12:00 pm||Teen Brown Bag Book Club|
|Summer Reading Finale|
SEARCH THE LIBRARY CATALOG AND DATABASES
FREE DIGITAL MAGAZINES AVAILABLE WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD
Monday - 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, July 2
Monday, July 4
Saturday, September 3
Monday, September 5
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25
Saturday, December 24
Monday, December 26
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED FOR EVENTS AND WELCOMED ALL YEAR LONG.
Do you have a special talent or expertise that you would like to share with our patrons? Are you a knitter, artist, crafter or author? Do you have a suggestion for programming that you would enjoy? Contact us now.
Hatboro Police Department
Under what circumstance must I fill out an accident report?
If there is personal injury or if any of the vehicles required towing.
Can I get a copy of the police report?
Report copies are available at the Police Station, 120 E. Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro. There is a $15 fee. If there were photographs taken of the incident and you require copies, there is an additional charge of $15 per photograph. Whenever possible, please furnish us with the report number to expedite the process.
Does Hatboro have a curfew?
Yes. It is in violation of the Borough Ordinance, Part 3 section 302 for any minor to remain in or upon any public place or any private establishment between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:30 AM the following day unless he or she is accompanied by a PARENT or GUARDIAN.
Does Hatboro have a noise ordinance?
According to the Borough Ordinance, Part 10 section 208, it is unlawful for any person to make, cause to be made, or continue to make, any excessive or unreasonably loud noise or to create a noise disturbance within the Borough of Hatboro. Section 209 specifically lists certain items as the source of the noise that are prohibited. They include, but are not limited to horns, radios, televisions, loudspeakers, animals, loading operations, construction noise and vehicle repairs and testing.
How can I get my fingerprints taken for a security clearance form?
Call 215-675-2832 to make an appointment. All fingerprinting is scheduled on Sunday mornings between 9 AM and 12 PM.
Is there a charge for this?
There is a nominal fee of $10 per card.
Do you fingerprint children for identification purposes?
Yes. You can call our Crime Prevention Officer at 215-675-2834 extension 38 to schedule an appointment.
How do I get a firearms permit?
You must obtain a firearms permit in the county in which you live. The Montgomery County Sheriffs Department issues Montgomery County firearms permits. They can be contacted at 610-278-3342.
How many officers are on the department?
There is 1 Chief of Police, 5 Sergeants (1 Detective and 4 Patrol supervisors) and 8 Patrol Officers. We also have 3 Police Operations Clerks, 1 Secretary and 5 school crossing guards.
How big is Hatboro?
The Borough of Hatboro is approximately 1.5 Sq. miles. The population is approximately 7,500 people.
How do I pay a parking ticket?
Parking tickets must be paid within 5 days from the date of issue. They can be paid at the Police Administration building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They may also be paid via the mail, by sending the citation and a check or money order made payable to the Borough of Hatboro.
How do I pay a traffic citation?
All Traffic and Non-Traffic citations must be paid to the District Justice listed on the citation. If you read the citation carefully, it explains exactly how to go about paying the fine or requesting a hearing on the matter. For further information, District Court 38-1-14 can be contacted on business days between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, at 215-957-5935
How do I obtain a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA)?
Protection from abuse orders may be obtained from the Montgomery County Courthouse, in the office of the Prothonotary. They can be contacted at 610-278-3360. Emergency protection orders may be obtained after business hours from the District Justice on call. Contact your local police for further assistance.
PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION BOX
Through funding provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele and the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, the Hatboro Police Department has obtained a secure prescription medication disposal box that is located at the Hatboro Police Station, 120 E. Montgomery Ave. Citizens may utilize this disposal container to safely dispose of any expired, unused, or unwanted medications, no questions asked. Please do not place syringes, injectable drugs, aerosol dispensers or liquids containing hydrogen peroxide in the collection bin.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Hatboro Police Department at 215-675-2832
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|February 24, 2019 Routine Press Release||154.99 KB|
|Continental Road Speed Study Report||167.63 KB|
|January 28, 2019 Routine Press Release||157.37 KB|
|January 14, 2019 Routine Press Release||161.51 KB|
|December 28, 2018 Routine Press Release||167.42 KB|
|December 3, 2018 Thanksgiving Seat Belt Enforcement Results||91.63 KB|
|December 1, 2018 Routine Press Release||160.19 KB|
|November 26, 2018 Routine Press Release||1.06 MB|
|November 18, 2018 Routine Press Release||89.52 KB|
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|October 24, 2018 Suspicious Package Press Release||137.37 KB|
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2018 REAL ESTATE TAX RATES
BUSINESS TAX FORMS
|Montgomery County||3.459 mils||Business Privilege Tax & Fee Return|
|Borough of Hatboro||9.239 mils||2019 Business Privilege Tax Instructions|
|Hatboro-Horsham School District||28.141 mils||Business Privilege Tax Registration Form|
|Sign Permit Application|
The Real Estate Tax Office receives real estate taxes for Hatboro Borough, Montgomery County and the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
The Real Estate Tax Office likewise receives Hatboro Borough refuse fees and Montgomery County waste generation fees.
Tax bills for the Borough and County are mailed in February of each year. Tax bills for the School District are mailed in July of each year.
REAL ESTATE TAX OFFICE
414 South York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Tax Office Hours:
March 29th-March 31st: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Credit Card Payments/ E-Checksare now being accepted!
Now you can pay your current Real Estate Tax and School Taxes from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service or you can pay by e-check simply by clicking “Pay with E-Check” when you check out. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account at your bank. You will need your 9-digit routing number, as well as your account number from your personal checks (see example below). A per transaction service fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.
Hatboro Fire Marshal Office
Welcome to the Hatboro Fire Marshal’s Office Webpage! Our office strives every day to provide a high level of fire protection services to the Borough of Hatboro. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for performing inspections, reviewing plans, investigations, educating our residents in preventing fires and more. It is our belief that it is safer and more economical to prevent a fire from occurring than to have to extinguish a fire. Our office is always will to assist you in any way possible please feel to contact us at any time for questions at 215-443-9100
Erick D. Myers
James Anders III
Deputy Fire Marshal
FREE SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM
The Hatboro Fire Marshals Office strives to provide a FREE smoke detector program for homeowners in the Borough of Hatboro. The program is geared for home owners rather than rentals as all rental properties require smoke detectors to be provided by the building owner.
Requests for Smoke Detector can be made by calling 215-443-9100 or by simply stopping by Borough Hall.
If you rent and have no smoke detectors in your unit/building, please call to register a code complaint at 215-443-9100.
The following websites provide additional information regarding fire and life safety compliance, best practices, tips, and techniques on how to stay safe and prevent fires:
United States Fire Administration
Consumer Products Safety Commission
National Fire Protection Association
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
National Institute of Standards and Technology
International Code Council
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
The Burn Foundation
National Safety Council
Centers for Disease Control
American Red Cross
Yearly Fire Inspection Coming Up??
Use the following list of 10 common items found during Commercial Fire Safety Inspections as a guide to help you be successful and safe.
1. Are your exits unlocked and free of obstructions?
- Exits should be unlocked and free of obstructions at all times while the building is occupied.
2. Are your exit stairwells free of obstructions and storage materials?
- Exit stairs shall be maintained free of all obstructions and/or impediments.
3. Has your Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler system been inspected by a licensed contractor?
- Your Fire Alarm system and Fire Sprinkler system are required to be inspected and certified by a licensed contractor at least once a year.
4. Have your fire extinguishers been inspected by a licensed contractor this year?
- Fire extinguishers are required to be tested and tagged annually by a licensed contractor.
5. Are your emergency lights and exit signs visible and in proper working order?
- Exit signs should be illuminated at all times. Emergency lights should be tested periodically by pushing the test button.
6. Are you using extension cords instead of having additional electrical outlets installed?
- Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are not a replacement for permanent wiring. Eliminate unsafe extension cord and/or multi-plug adapter use.
7. Do you have any electrical wiring that is exposed or electrical boxes that are not covered?
- Electrical boxes are required to be covered and access to electrical panels are to remain clear.
8. Are flammable liquids stored in approved containers and/or cabinets?
- All flammable liquids should be stored in approved containers and/or cabinets, or in a designated outside storage area.
9. Do you have combustibles stored too close to gas appliances or electric water heater?
- No combustible or flammable items are to be stored near gas appliances or electrical waters heaters.
10. Is your address clearly marked in daylight and at night?
- Do your numbers face the road? Address numbers should be clearly marked, contrast with the background, and face the road.
Hatboro Fire Department
ENTERPRISE FIRE DEPARTMENT
36 Byberry Avenue
April Mount - Fire Company President
Hatboro-Horsham School District
School Closing Information
School Closing Number:
School 2 Hour Delay:
24 Hour School Information:
Education Information Channel:
229 Meetinghouse Road
U.S. Department of Education
70 Meadowbrook Avenue
U.S. Department of Education
899 Horsham Road
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Horsham, PA 19044
Principal - Steve Glaize
U.S. Department of Education
227 Meetinghouse Road
U.S. Department of Education
Hatboro, PA 19040
Principal - Dr. Amy Roslevege
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
109 Bender Road
U.S. Department of Education
Horsham, PA 19044
Principal - Mrs. Karen Kanter
It's Time To Think Summer!
The Hatboro Memorial Pool is located at:
330 W. Moreland Avenue
Hatboro, PA 19040
Come out and join the fun as we celebrate summer at the Hatboro Memorial Pool. The water slide is waiting for you. And let's not forget the neat bubblers in the baby pool and a dew drop that'll keep you cool even on the hottest days.
The snack stand has an extensive menu and our lifeguards are courteous and competent. Join the Hatboro Swim Team, learn to swim, or celebrate a Birthday all at the Hatboro Memorial Pool.
Swim Lessons - Swim Meets - Playground Area - Snack Stand - Jogging Path - Park Area - Ball Field - Family Fun
Interested In Getting A Pool Membership?
Where do I purchase a membership?: Pool Memberships may be purchased at the Hatboro Municipal Building (Borough Hall) located at 414 S. York Road. Memberships can be purchased Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Please note, all child memberships MUST be purchased with an adult membership and the child/adult MUST reside in the same household. There are no exceptions to this policy.
When is the Hatboro Memorial Pool Open?: During its regular operational hours, the Hatboro Memorial Pool is open the following hours for the 2018 Season:
June 16th - 30th: 12 PM to 8 PM
July 1st - 31st: 12 PM - 9 PM
August 1st - September 3rd: 12 PM - 8 PM
Please note, the Hatboro Memorial Pool will close at 5 PM on the following dates for swim meets: Wedneday June 27th, Thursday June 28th, Thursday July 12th, Wednesday June 18th.
What do I need in order to obtain a membership?: Photos are required for all membership cards, including swim team only memberships. These photos can be taken at Borough Hall, or you may bring your own. Please note, if supplying your own pictures, photos should be at least 1" x 1".
How much will my membership cost?: Membership fees for the current season may be viewed by downloading the Memorial Pool Brochure. Please note that the Borough will only accept cash or check as payment for all pool memberships.
How do I schedule a party at the pool?: All parties are scheduled directly through the pool. Please call the pool front desk at 215-674-5519
How do I register my child for swim lessons?: Registration for swim lessons is completed onsite at the Hatboro Pool. Upon registration, the pool staff will provide you with a schedule of lesson times and all other additional information pertaining to the lessons.
Please note that child memberships MUST be purchased with an adult membership and the child/adult MUST reside in the same household. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Should you have any other questions, please contact our administrative offices at 215-443-9100.
Stay Connected with the Hatboro Pool
Pool members now have the opportunity to stay up to date with pool events, swim meet closings, and weather closings by signing up for text messaging alerts.
To sign up, text "@hatb" to 81010 to receive notifications from the Pool Manager.
*please note, standard text messaging rates apply*
Join the Hatboro Storm Swim Team
To register for the Hatboro Storm Swim Team, visit the Storm's new website at: www.hatborostorm.swimtopia.com
For more information, view the 2018 informational flyer here
Working at the Memorial Pool is both an exciting and rewarding way to spend the Summer. The pool is always looking for lifeguards and front desk clerks to join our staff.
The application for employment can be downloaded here
Permits & Licenses
Certain contractors doing work in the Borough are required to have a Hatboro contractor's license. In addition, all contractors doing work at residential properties in the Borough must be registered home contractors with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.
Permits are required for the improvements including, but not limited to...
- new construction
- additions & alterations
- roofing & siding
- above-ground & in-ground pools
- sheds & accessory buildings
- electrical work
- sewer hook-ups
- installations of heaters, wood stoves & fireplaces
- street openings
- curb & sidewalk repairs and replacement
- fire code inspection
- underground tank removal
Not sure you need a permit?
Just call us at (215) 443-9100 and we'll be glad to help!
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Use and Occupancy Applications:
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|Commercial Use & Occupancy Application||458.54 KB|
|Rental Application||2.69 MB|
|Commercial Property Information Form||117.58 KB|
|Sign Zoning Permit||387.02 KB|
|Fence Zoning Permit||374.83 KB|
|Shed Zoning Permit||380.55 KB|
|Zoning Permit Application (General)||458.54 KB|
|Zoning Hearing Board Application||207.51 KB|
|Conditional Use Application||298.58 KB|
Sidewalk and Curb Permit
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|Contractor License||88.12 KB|
Shade Tree Permit
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Parking Permit Application (Borough Lots Only)
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Trash Collection & Recycling
The collection of normal household waste is provided by the Hatboro Borough Public Works Department, per the trash collection schedule. Please refer to the zone information on the top of this page.
Trash containers must be placed at the curb for collection between 7:00 p.m. on the night before your collection day and 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
Please do not place trash containers at the curb for collection on holidays. When a holiday occurs on your scheduled collection day, collection will take place on your next scheduled collection day. The holidays are: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
If one of the above holidays falls on a Saturday, Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on the following Monday.
The following items are not collected with regular trash collection: live coals; building materials left by contractors; broken concrete; large stones; bricks; tree stumps; roofing shingles; asbestos; contaminated soils; hazardous wastes; kerosene; paint thinners; gasoline; cans used for gasoline storage; propane tanks; insecticides; weed killers; motor oils; medical waste or any other items identified as hazardous waste.
Please note that the Public Works Department does not collect any pressurized cylinders (barbeque, small propane, O2 tanks, helium cylinders, Freon, etc.) during regular trash, bulk trash, or recycling collection. These items are considered hazardous and are prohibited from collection by Borough Ordinance. If placed out for collection, these items will be removed from the trash collection stream and labeled with an orange "REJECTED" sticker. Residents who wish to dispose of these cylinders can drop them off for a fee at any of the businesses listed at https://www.montcopa.org/1957/Cylinders. A schedule of these collection events for the current year can be found below. For any questions regarding the proper disposal of pressurized cylinders, please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100.
Trash & Yard Waste - Monday & Thursday
Recycling - Monday
Trash & Yard Waste - Monday & Thursday
Recycling - Thursday
Trash & Yard Waste - Tuesday & Friday
Recycling - Tuesday
Trash & Yard Waste - Tuesday & Friday
Recycling - Friday
The Borough of Hatboro offers single stream recycling, meaning recyclable items can be comingled when placed curbside for collection.
Hatboro is now recycling plastic. Items such as plastic soda and milk bottles, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap bottles, and cooking oil bottles, to name a few, can now be placed in the same bin as the other glass and can recycling items. If the plastic item has a number 1 through 7, or a recycling symbol on it, the item is recyclable and can be placed your recycling container for collection. Lids for plastic containers must be removed, and we do not accept plastic toys and plastic hoses.
Please do not place broken glass, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, porcelain, ceramics, blue glass, styrofoam, plastic bags, food, hoses or wires, paint cans or aerosol cans in your recycling container.
Newspapers, computer paper, cardboard, cereal boxes, junk mail, magazines and catalogues will also be collected on your scheduled recycling day. These items may be comingled with other recyclable items when placed curbside for collection. Newspapers can also be tied or placed into paper shopping bags.
All boxes must be broken down and tied. Do not include wax paper, foil, wax-coated boxes or plastic bags with your recycling. Tied items must not be thicker than 16 inches, and must not be longer or wider than 36 inches.
For information on recyclable items and objects that should not be placed in your recycling, download our recycling handout by clicking here
The disposal of large items such as box springs, mattresses and other household furniture and appliances, requires a special bulk permit that can be purchased at Borough Hall. These items cannot be included with regular trash. These items are collected on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
Yard waste is collected on all scheduled trash days. All leaves, grass clippings, sticks, weeds and yard waste must be placed in a paper biodegradable bag. Lawn and leaf bags may be purchased at Borough Hall for $0.50 per bag, or a bundle of 50 bags for $20.00. Residents may also purchase and use biodegradable bags available at Lowe's, Home Depot and other retailers.
Vine, hedge, and tree trimmings must be tied securely in bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. There is a 10 bag limit per collection day, and no bag may weigh more than 50 pounds.
Please note the Borough cannot accept dirt, mud, rocks and similar materials as a part of yard waste collection. Residents must provide for the proper relocation and/or disposal of these materials.
Please note that raking leaves into the street and the burning of leaves, brush, trash, garbage and wood is strictly prohibited. The Borough will issue a citation for open burning.
Pennsylvania law requires recycling of electronic consumer products. These items include computers, televisions, cell phones and electronic games or devices, or specifically items that are smaller than 18 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches, and weighing less than 50 pounds.
All residents must call Borough Hall at (215) 443-9100 when wishing to dispose of these electronic consumer products and schedule a pickup. The electronic products will be picked up on the same day as bulk trash collection days which are the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The small electronic items should be placed at the curb in a recycling bin. For up to date prices on bulk tash and electronic recycling collection permits, please reference our fee schedule under the general information tab.
Large bulk item and electronic recycling pickups must be scheduled and paid for at least one business day in advance. Please contact Borough Hall at 215-443-9100 if you have any questions.
Each year Montgomery County sponsors a free hazardous waste collection program for Montgomery County Residents. These events held at various locations throughout Montgomery County and take place rain or shine.
Accepted items for these events include gasoline, oil, kerosene, turpentine, paint thinner, oil paint, stains, varnish, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, antifreeze, caustic cleaners and solvents, mercury, thermometers, flares, fire extinguishers, lead acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent tube light bulbs and ballast, CFL bulbs, mini propane canisters, and electric oil filled heaters.
For information on this year's program, please call the Montgomery County Recycling Line at 610-278-3618 or visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org
|2019 Montgomery County Hazardous Waste Events (All Events Run 9AM-3PM)|
|Saturday, April 27, 2019||
Boyertown Middle School East
|Saturday, May 4, 2019||
Indian Valley Middle School
|Saturday, May 18, 2019||Temple University - Ambler Campus
1431 E. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
|Saturday, June 15, 2019||Norristown Area High School
1900 Eagle Drive
Norristown, PA 19401
(enter on Whitehall Road)
|Saturday, June 22, 2019||Abington Junior High School
2056 Susquehanna Road
Abington, PA 19001
|Saturday, September 28, 2019||Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center
400 South Lewis Road
Royersford, PA 19468
|Sunday, October 20, 2019||Lower Merion Transfer Station
1300 N. Woodbine Ave.
Penn Valley, PA 19072
Montgomery County Residents may also participate in any of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Collection Events occuring in Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Philadelphia Counties, free of charge. For a complete list of events in neighboring counties, please click here.
Each year Montgomery County sponsors free tire collection events for Montgomery County Residents in order to prevent tires from being improperly disposed of. All tires collected at these events are shredded and repurposed into other products including road surface material, highway sound barrier wall material, and playground material.
A maximum of 8 tires/rims will be accepted per vehicle. Please note that NO off-road tires will be accepted at these events and that businesses are not permitted to participate in this collection. For more information on these events, please call the Montgomery County Recycling Line at 610-278-3618 or visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org
|2019 Montgomery County Tire Collection Events (All Events Run 9AM-12PM)|
|Saturday, May 11, 2019||Green Lane Park
2298 Green Lane Road, Morrow Pavilion
Green Lane, PA 18054
|Saturday, June 8, 2019||Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
(enter at 1313 Morris Road)
Blue Bell, PA 19422
|Saturday, June 29, 2019||Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center
77 Graterford Road
Limerick, PA 19468
Paper Shredding Events
The Union Library of Hatboro hosts various community shredding events throughout the year. Specific dates for these events are availables on our Meetings and Events Calendar.
|Borough of Hatboro FEMA Floodplain Map Information|
In March of 2016, FEMA released new Floodplain Maps for the Borough of Hatboro. These Maps can be viewed by clicking the links below.
|General FEMA Map Information|
|For more information regarding FEMA maps, flood insurance, and mapping. Please reference the links below for information regarding Floodplains.
|Municiapal Separate Storm Sewer System Permits|
About Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permits...
The Borough of Hatboro has a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This permit regulates the Borough's storm sewer system and requires Hatboro to implement a storm water management program. This includes six program elements called "Minimum Control Measures" which, when implemented together, are designed to result in significant reductions of pollutants discharged from its storm sewer system and into receiving water bodies. The Minimum Control Measures are listed below with links to the EPA's fact sheets, which ouline the requirements.
|How Can You Help With Stormwater?|
|Important EPA Links|
Traffic Safety Advisory Program
The Hatboro Police Department has launched a new program to help deal with issues concerning traffic law violators. In addition to our officers diligently investigating reports of traffic problems and issuing citations to offenders when appropriate, the police department has now made it easier for residents to report specific traffic law violators.
Our new Traffic Safety Advisory Program is designed to assist the department in locating areas where drivers are violating our traffic laws. The accompanying form may be electronically submitted or delivered to the police department, to the attention of the Chief of Police. The data collected on these forms will be entered into a database to help the department track trends in traffic law violations. This data, combined with traffic accident statistics and enforcement statistics, will aid the department in the deployment of our officers to address specific needs regarding traffic safety.
As a reminder, please never confront a motorist for violating traffic laws. Rather, safely obtain a description of the vehicle and driver, using the form as a guide, and report the matter to police utilizing the form. Of course, you may always call the department if you would like to meet with one of our officers.
Please drive safely!