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Municipal Waste Services

Bangor Borough

We Are Here to Help!

Our Customer Service team hours are:

  • 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
  • Direct Dial 610-936-9967
Need to check your service day?

Your Service day is Tuesday

Recycle collection will occur every other week on Tuesday depending on where you live within the borough.

Trash Services
All You Need to Know About

Trash Service Bangor Borough

Whitetail Disposal is proud to partner with Bangor Borough to provide weekly trash recycling service. to it’s residents.
  • Up to five (5) thirty-five (35) gallon containers not to exceed sixty (60) pounds per container.
  • Please make sure to have your waste curbside Monday night for collection on Tuesday.

We cannot take:

  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or acidic items.
  • E-waste including televisions, computers, etc.
  • C & D including materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.
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Bulk services
Bangor Borough

Bulk Waste

Each residential property shall be entitled to place one item of bulk waste at the curb each week.

Large items of refuse including, furniture, carpet, mattresses, and freon-free appliances normally generated at a residential property.

  • This does not include construction debris: waste building materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.

Mattresses and Toilets

For our employees’ safety:

  • Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic.
  • Toilets must be bagged.

How to Schedule

Contact our Municipality Department by 12pm on Monday to schedule:

Recycling Guide
We Are Here to Guide You

Recycling Services

Recyclables must be clean and dry.

Do not bag recyclables.

If your recycling is contaminated it will be handled as trash.

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Acceptable Items


 All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Shredded paper cannot be recycle. It clogs the recycling sorting line.

If paper is soiled or wet, compost or trash it.


Must be broken down.

If cardboard is soiled, compost or trash it.


Make sure containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Make sure glass containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

Unacceptable Items


Plastic bags are not accepted as part of curbside recycling programs – they get tangled in equipment and threaten worker safety.

Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores.


Plastic wrap, bubble wrap, sandwich bags and freezer bags should not go in the recycle bin.

Reuse whenever possible for presents, moving, or storage of similar items, or look for local options to recycle.


Flexible packaging like chip bags and juice or soup pouches cannot be recycled in curbside programs.

This type of packaging is made from multiple materials preventing it from being recycled.


Food and yard was cannot be recycled through our curbside program.

Compost or utilize UMT’s yard waste program.



Polystyrene foam, plastic “to-go” containers and cups are made of non-recyclable materials, and are not acceptable in the curbside recycling program.

Packing peanuts aren’t recyclable either, however some shipping stores will take peanuts back for reuse.

Yard Waste and Leaves
Learn How to Dispose

Yard Waste and Leaves

Bangor Borough provides a year round yard waste drop off at Bangor Memorial Park.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to Friday 2:00 p.m

  •  Leaves, branches (1-1/2″in diameter & 3′ long) and shrubbery.
  • All leaf/yardwaste must be contained in brown bio-degradablebags

Can be dropped off at the roll off container at Bangor Memorial Park.

  • Do not bag trees
  • Must be free of ornaments, tinsel, & lights

Will not be picked up at the curb.


Can be placed in open containers on your normal garbage day.

Is available through the borough select times in November. Check back with the borough for 2024 dates.

Holiday Services
Holiday Services and Schedule

Bangor Borough

Bangor Memorial Day 2024

Monday, May 27th, 2024
Check schedule

Bangor Independence Day 2024

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Check schedule

Bangor Labor Day 2024

Monday, September 2nd, 2024
Check schedule

Bangor Thanksgiving Day 2024

Thursday, November 28th, 2024
Check schedule

Bangor Christmas Day 2024

Wednesday, December 25th, 2024
Check schedule

Bangor New Years Day 2025

Wednesday, January 1st, 2025
Check schedule
Upcoming Events
Northampton Township

Upcoming Events

Bucks Co. Hazardous Waste Event: October 28th

Strayer Middle School
1200 Ronald Reagan Drive, Quakertown, Richland Township

Municipal Waste Services

Commonly Asked Questions

Follow the link below for location resources.

Follow the link below for local drop-off locations.

Follow the link below for local drop-off locations.

DO NOT dispose of batteries in your trash or recycling.

Lithium batteries are highly flammable and potentially explosive.

Improper disposal is a major safety concern for the community and the disposal crew.

Follow the link below for local Drop-off locations.

  1. Breakdown and flatten all boxes.
  2. Stack boxes neatly.
  3. Secure with tape or twine.

Bundles should be 4′ long x 1′ thick or less.

One (1) bundle per week can be put out next to the recycling cart.

If you have anything unusual like construction material, paint cans, or appliances, please contact us first and we may be able to help you find a way to get rid of theses items.

Follow the link below for local resources.

Follow the link below for med-return box locations.

Follow the link below for local donation centers.

For the links below for local drop-off locations.

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