UPDATED MARCH 24, 2020 - COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY GUIDELINES FROM ADVANCED DISPOSAL BEGINNING MARCH 30 - PLEASE READ
Starting March 30, 2020, all trash must be bagged in trash bags and those bags tied securely in order to be picked up for all curbside collection customers in Benner, College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton townships.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, we must take precautions to ensure the safety of those who provide essential services in our area, including those who collect our trash. The CDC has determined that it is possible for the virus to remain viable for hours on a variety of waste material. Therefore, starting March 30, all curbside residential customers in Benner, College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton townships must place their trash in bags in order to have it collected. Advanced Disposal will only pick up trash-grade, tied bags. Grocery bags containing trash will not be collected. All other trash will be left at the curb. Trash cans may still be used. This process is for the protection of the refuse employees as well as the residents by limiting the possibility of loose and wind-blown trash in order to reduce the spread of the virus. This does not apply to residences in State College Borough.
Mixed paper recycling must also be bagged, and should not contain possibly contaminated materials such as wipes, tissues, and paper towels. All other recyclables should continue to be placed loosely in the recycling bins.