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Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 and the Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please note that there will be no trash recycling on these days.

Trash Collection & Recycling

Trash Collection

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.

Trash Schedule

View Borough Map

Zone 1
Trash & Yard Waste - Monday & Thursday
Recycling - Monday
Zone 3
Trash & Yard Waste - Monday & Thursday
Recycling - Thursday
Zone 2
Trash & Yard Waste - Tuesday & Friday
Recycling - Tuesday
Zone 4
Trash & Yard Waste - Tuesday & Friday
Recycling - Friday


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.  Lids 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, 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.  The Borough offers single stream recycling, items can now be comingled when pkaced curbside for collection.

You may still tie your newspapers or put them into paper shopping bags.

All boxes must be broken down and tied.  Do not include wax paper, foil, wax-coated boxes or plastic bags.  Tied items must not be thicker than 16 inches, and must not be longer or wider than 36 inches.

Bulk Items

The disposal of large items such as household furniture and appliances, and box springs and mattresses requires a special bulk permit that can be purchased at Borough Hall.  These items can not be included with regular trash.  These items are collected on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Yard Waste

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 biodegrable 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 can not accept dirt, mud, rocks and similar materials.  Residents must provide for the proper relocation and/or disposal of these materials.

Yard waste is collected on all scheduled trash days.
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.

Electronic Recycling

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 they want to dispose of 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 recycle bin.  For up to date prices on permits, please reference our fee schedule under the general information tab.

Large bulk items must be scheduled and paid for at least one business day in advance.  Please contact Borough Hall if you have any questions.

Hazardous Waste

Each year Montgomery County sponsors a hazardous waste collection program. For information on this year's program contact the Montgomery County Recycling at 610-278-3618 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.