Beginning later this year, Borough residents will have the option of a wheeled cart instead of the current bag program for trash removal. At the May 2nd Borough Council meeting, the Borough Council approved the new wheeled cart service. The carts will be provided by the Borough to residents that opt for the new service. They are 64-gallons in size and have wheels for easier use by customers. The carts will be green in color, and marked with the Borough’s tree logo. The new wheeled cart service will be available at a cost of $70 per quarter plus the $15 annual fee paid by all residential customers.
Borough residents may continue to use Borough bags for trash removal. The fees for the trash bags have not changed ($2.25 for small black bags & $3.25 for large green bags). The annual fee was increased from $12 to $15 at the May 2nd public meeting. If you wish to continue using the Borough’s bag program, no action is necessary.
Sign up information will be available soon for the new wheeled cart service. The service is expected to begin in the late summer or early fall. The Borough will also be offering online bill pay for refuse service and electric service. The Borough hopes to implement this at the same time – in the late summer or early fall.
Sign Up Form for the New 64-Gallon Wheeled Cart Service (Available here soon!)WheeledToterInfoSheet
The Borough of Perkasie will begin its annual street sweeping program Monday June 13 and continuing Tuesday June 14, Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16. These dates may be changed as this is a weather dependent project. Streets will be swept by an outside contractor, beginning at 7:30 AM. The street sweepers will follow a specific route assigned to them by the Public Works Director.
In order for residents to be aware of the schedule, the street sweepers will be cleaning streets in the section of the Borough that corresponds to the day your refuse gets picked up. For example, if your refuse is picked up on a Monday, you can expect the street sweepers to be in your area on Monday of that week. Tuesday refuse pick up would mean sweepers would be there on Tuesday, etc. This schedule is weather dependent and may be adjusted accordingly.
Signs will be posted at the entrance to these areas to remind residents to be watchful for the sweepers. Residents are strongly encouraged to remove their parked vehicles from the street, on the day of sweeping, in order to allow the sweepers to clean the curb line.
Street sweeping is an important component of storm water management practices as it reduces sediment build up and decreases silt accumulation in storm water that flows into our local streams. Street sweeping also helps with weed control, and in addition, beautifies the overall appearance of Perkasie Borough.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to contact the Perkasie Borough Public Works Department at 215-257-6860.
COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Perkasie Borough Council meeting scheduled for June 6, 2016 is cancelled. The next meeting of Borough Council will be held on June 20, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Perkasie Borough Municipal Building at
620 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie.
Andrea L. Coaxum
Saturday and Sunday May 21st and 22nd (Noon to 4 pm): Memorial Day Memories will be presented by the Perkasie Historical Society at their museum at 513 West Walnut in the Town Center.
This is a display of how Memorial Day was celebrated over the years. Many images of Perkasie Parades and celebrations.
To assist Borough residents with their own spring cleaning, the following events are planned in May:Saturday, May 14
| Perkasie Community Yard Sale in Lenape Park.
From 8:00 a.m. top 2:00 p.m. Spaces are only $10. Register on-line at www.perkasierec.com or in person at the Borough. You must pre-register. No walk-ins.Saturday, May 21 | Perkasie Recycling Center
open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (be in line by 3:30 p.m.) to accept recyclables and yard waste from residents.Saturday, May 21 | Electronics Recycling Event sponsored by Perkasie PC Repair.
In the parking lot of Borough Hall from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. There are fees for some items. Please contact Perkasie PC Repair at 215 257-7727 for information.Saturday, May 21 |
Scrap Metal & Appliance Drive 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Perkasie Fire Company will accept household appliances and scrap metal as a recycling fund drive. Any metals will be collected and ecologically recycled. Appliances with refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) will be accepted with a $30 donation, all proceeds will be forwarded to the Fire Company.
Collection held at Schoeller’s Inc, 419 S. 5th Street, Perkasie
For additional information, please call 215-257-5131.May 28, June 4 and June 11 | Park and Trail Cleanup.
Contact the Park and Recreation Department to schedule and arrange for supplies.
The Perkasie Pride Award is given annually by the Perkasie Borough Mayor and Council to recognize properties within the Borough that have made a significant contribution in beautifying the town. Nominations are due May 23 and the winners will be recognized at Pennridge Community Day on July 10. Information on the selection criteria may be found:
GUIDELINES FOR THE PERKASIE PRIDE AWARDS