April 3, 2020

All Public Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice

Effective immediately West Pottsgrove Township is canceling all public meetings for the remainder of March 2020. We will provide any updates when they become available.

Important Message from Waste Management

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” workforce and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency.

Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s workforce returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.

We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.

Charles Raudenbush, Jr.
Public Sector Services
craudenbush@wm.com
215-801-9108

UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs

PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Please continue to read this FAQ for more guidance. Many of your questions will be answered below.

You can also get updates and information on PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Facebook pageOpens In A New Window and TwitterOpens In A New Window.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, 
visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage that is updated daily.

Please visit the offical UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs website for more information.

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/UC-COVID19-FAQs.aspx

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

There are hundreds of ways to make a difference. Attend a free volunteer information session near you at www.rsvpmc.org

Over the past 45 years, RSVP volunteers have made a difference with 15,000 children improved their reading skills through literacy programs. 10,000 Medicare recipients were counseled on health insurance. 8,000 adults improved their literacy of developed GED.

How can you help?

  • Help children and adults improve their literacy
  • Counsel Medicare recipients
  • Counsel Nonprofit agencies
  • Mentor deserving students
  • Tutor students in math
  • Help a child how to read

RSVP will help you find an assignment that fits your schedule, utilizes your skills and matches your area of interest. 

(610) 834-1040 or download the flyer for more information. 

 

United States Census Bureau Jobs Available

The United States Census Bureau is in need for Census takers for our area for the ‘2020 Census.

Census workers can work full time or part time; flexible hours and paid training.

Pay rate for our area is $27.00 per hour.

Applications are taken online at 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information.

Tire Collection Dates

Saturday, May 9th 2020
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike, enter at 1313 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
(in the Central Lot, 1D)
9:00 am – Noon

Saturday, May 30th 2020
Green Lane Park
2298 Green Lane Road, Morrow Pavilion,
Green Lane, PA 18054
(near the tennis courts)
9:00 am – Noon

Saturday, June 27th 2020
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center
77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468
9:00 am – Noon

The Montgomery County Commissioners authorize these FREE events to prevent tires from being improperly disposed of and to reduce breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

The tires that are collected will be shredded and repurposed by a local business into products for civil engineering and playground material.

  • Montgomery County residents only
  • No businesses!
  • Free of charge
  • 10 tires per vehicle maximum
  • Rims and tires on rims accepted
  • Accepted: passenger, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, wheelbarrow, and lawn
    mower tires
  • Not accepted: farm equipment or construction vehicle tires

Download Flyer

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Free residential collection events are held outdoors from 9am-3pm. Residents may attend any Household Hazardous Waste event held by Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties. 

Dates:

Saturday, April 25
Boyertown Middle School East
2020 Big Rd. • Gilbertsville

Saturday, May 2
Indian Valley Middle School
130 Maple Ave. • Harleysville

Saturday, May 16
Temple University–Ambler Campus
enter at 1431 E. Butler Pike • Ambler

Saturday, June 13
Norristown Area High School
1900 Eagle Dr. • Norristown

Saturday, June 20
Abington Junior High School
enter at 2056 Susquehanna Rd. • Abington

Saturday, September 26
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center
400 South Lewis Rd. • Royersford

Sunday October 25
Lower Merion Transfer Station
1300 N. Woodbine Ave. • Penn Valley

Download Flyer

Household Electronics, Appliances, and Metal Recycling Day | Sat 3/7/2020

Green Allies is teaming up with West Pottsgrove Township to hold our Household Electronics, Appliances, and Metal Recycling Day on:

Saturday March 7th, 2020
9:00AM to 1:00PM
100 Upland Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464 (Behind Target)

Electronics and Appliance Flyer 2020 (PDF Download)

Electronics Collection List

  • Computer Towers
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Phone Systems
  • Flat Screen TV’s 
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Computer Ink Cartridges
  • Laptop Computers
  • Servers
  • Flat Screen Monitors
  • Stereos and Radios
  • Game Consoles
  • Cords and Wires
  • Cell Phones and Calculators

Additional Fee’s for

  • Conventional TV’s & CRT Monitors ($45-$75 depending on size)
  • Flat Screen TV’s (First one free, $5 per additoinal)

Appliance and Metal Collection List – All Free

  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Ranges (Stoves)
  • Metal (Any)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Ref100 Upland Rd, Pottstown, PAridgerators
  • Microwaves

All process (after costs) goes to the student run 501c3 nonprofit.

Thank you for your support! All questions can be directed to ken@green-allies.org or (267) 371-2288

Holiday Trash Pickup Delays

Trash Pickup this week and next week will be delayed to Thursday due to the Holidays.

Disregard Sewer Notice

Attention West Pottsgrove Township Residents. Please disregard this notice that came with your water and sewer invoice. The Borough of Pottstown inadvertently put this notice in all of water and sewer invoices instead of just their resident’s bills.