Trash is privately contracted by the Borough of Bridgeport. Residential properties of less than six units may utilize this service. The service is currently provided by J.P. Mascaro & Sons.
Residential pick up is provided one day a week along with recycling every Friday. Trash shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 4:00pm the day prior to the pick day. Bulk pick up is scheduled on the last Friday of the month. One bulk item shall be picked up on each bulk day.
White items such as washers and dryers require a call to Mascaro 610-272-2765 to schedule a pick up. Items which contain gas such as refrigerators and air conditioners require special disposal and an additional charge may apply. Bulk pick up is not an opportunity to dispose of multiple items accumulated over a life time when you are moving.
If you wish to dispose of more than one item, please call J.P. Mascaro at 610-272-2765 and they will arrange a special pick up for you. Multiple bulk items placed at the curb is prohibited without an agreement with Mascaro. This restriction will be strictly enforced and may subject the property owner to fines.
For the trash pickup schedule, click HERE.
Some people have expressed a concern about storing recycling cans on their property and carrying them to and from the street. Please note that you may put out your recyclables in a compostable yard waste bag. This may relieve you of the burden of storing and carrying the cans.
|Waste Water Treatment Plant
Waste Water Treatment Plant Fax: 610-275-0461
Day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. treating the waste water of the Borough of Bridgeport is the most important function performed by the Borough. Failure to perform the required activities at the Waste Water Treatment Plant can result in dire consequences to the community and the environment. As such, we direct appropriate energy and resources to ensure compliance and proper operations of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant is staffed with four full time employees, three of whom are state certified as plant operators. The Plant is rated to process 900,000 gallons of waste water on a daily basis. On a typical dry weather day the Borough's Waste Water Treatment Plant treats approximately 400,000 gallons of waste water. During heavy rain events, due to the Combined Storm and Waste Water Systems, we may exceed the rated capacity of the plant. In those rare occasions, one or more of the six combined sewer overflow points are utilized. It is imperative, for your safety, that you avoid the posted C.S.O areas during and after rain events. The Combined Sewer Overflow Points are clearly identified by signage.
The Plant has recently converted from a chlorine system to a sodium hypochlorite system. The change has greatly improved the safety of the plant operation and the safety to the surrounding community. The disposal of waste material was changed from a drying bed system to a belt filter press system in the mid 1990's. The operations of the Waste Water Treatment Plant are regularly reviewed by our engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc., and the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
Glass: Clear, green, or brown bottles and jars (food and drink only) can be collected. Remove all caps and rings. Please rinse.
Paper: Materials that are collected include newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, waxed paper, paper bags, phone books, and wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.) Place all paper in heavy brown bag or tie together with twine. Do not use wire or plastic bags.
Cardboard and Corrugated Paper: Cardboard boxes and items such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, and gift boxes can be collected, as well as milk and juice cartons. Please flatten cardboard.
Cartons: Milk, juice, soup, flavored drinks and aseptic cartons are recycled in some areas. Please check with your municipality. For more information on the recycling of cartons visit www.recyclecartons.com .
High-grade paper: Manila envelopes, file folders, fax and copy paper, and computer print outs are collected for recycling. Please place in paper bags or box (no plastic bags).
Aluminum Cans and Foil: Rinse cans and place in the recycling container. They may be flattened or left intact. Labels do not need to be removed.
Steel & Bi-Metallic Cans: Any food container such as coffee cans or soup cans can be recycled.
Plastics #1. PET (E): Soft drink bottles, peanut butter jars, and toiletries are collected. Lids and caps should be removed and bottles should be rinsed. 2-liter bottles should be flattened.
Plastics #2. HDPE (clear or colored): Clear plastic items such as milk or juice jugs are collected. Colored plastic bottles include laundry and dish detergents, bleach bottles, and fabric softener bottles.
Plastics #3. PVC: Mineral water bottles, salad and vegetable oil bottles, floor polishes, and mouthwash containers are collected.
Plastics #5. PP (polypropylene): This type of plastic is found in yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, and medicine bottles. Curbside recycling of these materials will vary depending on your area. Please rinse.
Please help make single-stream recycling a success by keeping these and other materials that may cause contamination out of your recycling container:
Plastics #4, LDPE (low density polyethylene): Bread bags, food wrapping, and shopping bags are some examples of this type of plastic. LDPE is not often recycled through curbside programs. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.
Plastics #6, PS (polystyrene): Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, and compact disc cases.
Plastics #7, “O” Mixed: Three and five-gallon water bottles, 'bullet-proof' materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, and nylon are examples of this type of plastic. Number 7 plastics are difficult to recycle and are typically not collected through curbside recycling.
Styrofoam or any other form of foam packaging (including meat/produce trays and egg cartons)
Paper towels or tissue paper
Textiles, fabric, or clothing
Ceramics, chinaware porcelain or Pyrex dishware
Computer and electronic equipment