VALLEY WASTE SERVICES
61 Wallace Run Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: (724) 843-9373 Fax: (724) 843-1042
GARBAGE PICK UP STARTS 7/5/21
RECYCLING PICK UP STARTS 7/12/21
Dear Freedom Borough Resident:
We are pleased to inform you that Valley Waste Service, Inc. has been awarded the 4-year contract to provide residential solid waste and recycling services to The Borough of Freedom. The contract is effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025. Service under this contract is mandatory for all residents of single family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes and apartment buildings with 4 units or less. We extend a welcome to all new customers.
We are a local family-owned company which has been proudly serving area residents for many years. Our Customer Service Department is available Monday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm. You may contact us at 724-843-9373 choosing option 1, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.valleywasteservice.com.
Please read and keep these guidelines for future reference. Landlords, please ensure that your tenants get a copy so they are informed.
Basic Curb Service: Weekly collection of solid waste and bi-weekly recycling collection is per individual residential unit for material generated from within the service address. Solid waste and recyclables should be placed at the curb the night before your scheduled pick up day. YOUR PICK-UP DAY FOR TRASH WILL BE MONDAY. On Sunday night, place your solid waste at the curb. Recycling collection days are shaded on the Recycling Calendar.
RATES: 2021 2022 2023 2024 Residents will be billed every three (3) months in advance $29.79/mo. $30.89/mo. $31.81/mo. $32.77/mo. of service rendered. Price is per unit for weekly collection $89.37/qtr. $92.67/qtr. $95.43/qtr. $98.31/qtr. of garbage, bulky waste and every other week designated recyclables.
Valley Waste Transfer facility is open to the public to accept large quantities of bulk items, rubbish, and trash. Our Waste Transfer facility is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 11:30 am. This facility will accept pick-up truck and small dump truck loads of construction, demolition and municipal solid waste materials. Vehicles will be weighed on our scales and there will be a fee for the disposal of materials. In addition to our residential service, we provide a full range of commercial solid waste disposal and recycling services. Our commercial containers and roll-off dumpsters range in size from 2 yards to 40 yards in capacity. We appreciate the opportunity to provide prompt, reliable service for you.
PLEASE RETAIN THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCE CURB SERVICE: Place your bags or garbage cans at the curb within 5 ft. of the roadway the night before your scheduled collection day. All trash must be bagged. Containers should be watertight, metal or plastic, with tight fitting covers and handles. Each container should not exceed 36-gallons in size and 40 pounds in weight and bags must be at least 3 mils thick. DO NOT USE GROCERY OR PAPER BAGS, CARDBOARD BOXES OR 55-GALLON DRUMS AS GARBAGE RECEPTACLES. Any items placed out in this manner will not be collected. We assume no liability for replacement of any garbage cans or lids.
IDENTIFICATION AND WEATHER: Clearly identify your street number on your mailbox or some type of permanent marker near the road. It’s important to make the bags or containers visible to the driver. In winter months, please remove snow from the area where you will place your containers and have a clear approach path for both the driver and truck. It is highly recommended to close lids and use garbage bags in containers. Drivers will not reach into the containers to remove loose items that are frozen to the bottom.
ITEMS INCLUDED THAT WILL BE PICKED UP AT THE CURB:
Household Solid Waste – Is garbage including but not limited to, all table and kitchen waste, broken glass and dishware – wrapped securely in heavy paper.
Recyclables – Refer to the Recycling chart. Please prevent spreading litter by placing heavier items on top.
Large Appliance & Bulky Waste: including furniture and furnishings, appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, other household appliances and furnace piping. Contact Customer Service at least 1 business day before your collection day for pick–up of large items and appliances.
Appliances that contained refrigerant must have a tag attached certifying that the refrigerant has been removed, this includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditions, dehumidifiers, ice makers and water coolers
Mattress/box springs: For our worker’s protection, wrap items in plastic and tape securely closed with duct or packing tape to prevent any possible exposure to infectious pests such as bedbugs and fleas. Carpet, rugs and padding must be cut in sections no longer than 4 ft., be securely rolled and tied and not over 40 lbs. Please contact Customer Service in advance if more than six (6) bundled sections per week are to be picked up.
Yard Waste - Includes grass clippings, shrubbery clippings, tree trimmings (1 in. diameter and not exceeding 4 ft. in length) and garden residue. Holiday Trees – Remove decorations, do not place in bags or containers. Cut tree so the branch spread is no more than 6 ft. across and tree length is no more than 6 ft., and not weighing more than 30 lbs. Collection will be done on your normal trash day.
MISSED PICK-UP: All requests for missed collections must be made within 24-hours of collection day.
LOOSE DOGS: We will not collect garbage where property owners allow their dogs to run loose on collection day. Please have your pet(s) inside on your collection day.
HANDICAPPED/BACKYARD SERVICE: Disabled persons unable to transport garbage, rubbish, bulky waste, yard waste or recyclable material to the curb shall be provided with backyard service at no extra charge. Such persons must furnish proper documentation showing proof of disability.
NEEDLES and SHARP OBJECTS: Help us prevent needle sticks to our employees. Place all needles, syringes and lancets in a hard plastic container with a tight-fitting lid taped shut. Place with your regular trash NOT the recycling. Wrap all sharp objects, such as broken glass or sharp metal, in heavy paper and tape shut. Please protect our refuse workers! You will be held responsible for any needle sticks to our employees!
ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP THROUGH RESIDENTAL SERVICE (including, but not limited to): These items will be accepted if placed in a roll-off dumpster. Please call Customer Service for sizes and rates. Large building materials, refuse caused by repairs, remodeling, demolition and/or construction of any structures. Paving materials, stones, sand, dirt, sod, concrete, 55-gl drums, grease drums and large vehicle parts. Bushes, shrubs & other vegetation with soil attached to root system, tree trunks or tree limbs more than 3” in diameter or 48’’ in length.
VOLUME PICK UPS: Move out or eviction piles from property clean outs are available only by request. Contact our customer service 48 hours prior to your scheduled day & prepay.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AND WILL NOT BE PICKED UP: State Regulations prevent us from accepting the following: All tires, all batteries, all asbestos, and any devices containing mercury such as thermostats. All liquids, paints, solvents, oils, gas, kerosene, antifreeze, pesticides/herbicides and other dry chemicals such as pool chemicals. Pressurized items such as propane/oxygen tanks, gun ammunition, explosives, fireworks or any material that may be considered hazardous, volatile, radioactive, infectious or toxic including flammable liquids.
Electronic Waste: Items including but not limited to TV’s and computers including desktops, laptops, tablets, E-readers and peripherals including monitors, keyboards, mouse, printers, etc. Any device capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming. DEP recommends that items such as cell phones, game consoles and universal wastes including batteries, hazardous chemicals, mercury containing equipment and lamps (fluorescent & CFL bulbs) be recycled. See www.dep.pa.gov, lamprecycle.org or contact ECSR at 1-866-815-0016 or www.ECSR.net.
HOLIDAYS: We observe the following holidays on the days on which they fall. Business is closed on: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. If your scheduled collection day falls on or after a weekday holiday, your collection will be 1 (one) day later that week. If your scheduled collection day falls before a weekday holiday, there will be no change in your collection day. WE DO COLLECT ON: Martin Luther King Jr., Presidents’ Day,Easter, Columbus Day, Veterans Day. To print your own collection day calendar go to www.valleywasteservice.com, click on “Print a Schedule”.
PRIVATE DRIVES: The owner(s) of private road(s) or driveway(s) are required to sign a waiver of damages provided by Valley Waste Service holding harmless Freedom Borough and Valley Waste Service for any damage that may occur on the private road(s) or driveway(s) in the course of solid waste and recycling collection.
BILLING: All accounts will be invoiced every three (3) months to be paid in advance of service rendered. Payment options include: mail a check, E-check, debit/credit card through our secure website, by phone or we also have a “drop box” available at our office. We accept debit cards, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). AUTOMATIC BILL PAYMENT is available at no charge. Enroll a bank account for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or a credit/debit card to automatically pay your account balance with every billing cycle. To enroll, print the form from our website, complete and return it via our secure email address email@example.com or mail it. GO PAPERLESS: Enroll in electronic billing to receive your bill via email. Less paper more convenient.
PAYMENT: Payments must be received in our office by the due date on your bill or a late charge will be added to accounts remaining unpaid. A late notice will be sent, any unpaid accounts by the date specified in the notice will have service suspended until paid in full. Any check not honored by the institution drawn upon and returned will be assessed a minimum $35.00 service charge.
SERVICE AND MOVING CHANGES: Notify our office at least two weeks in advance if you are moving. If you are going to have large quantities of trash when you are moving, please contact us so that special collection arrangements can be made.
WEBSITE: Visit us at www.valleywasteservice.com for service news, announcements, holiday schedules, to make payments, for these guidelines and a personalized collection day calendar, as well as up-to-date information for any scheduling change due to severe weather. Employment opportunities are listed under the Career tab on the website.
PROJECTS: We offer temporary roll-off dumpsters for your clean-ups, move out, and building or remodeling projects. Call Customer Service for pricing and information.
FREEDOM BOROUGH RECYCLING GUIDELINES NO PLASTIC BAGS!
*Glass will be collected in your recycling cart to be repurposed for another use. RECYCLING REMINDERS 1) Set out recycling bin the night before your scheduled day. Place within 5-ft of curb or roadside. 2) Recyclables that are mixed with garbage will not be collected. Place in trash the following week.