In recognition of the severity of the trash collection problem, the Northampton Township board of supervisors has approved an Emergency Declaration Resolution. This allows the township to hire other waste haulers, if available, to supplement J.P Mascaro’s efforts to collect waste, and to use whatever other means that may be immediately available to address the collection issue.
Township staff continues to have daily contact with Mascaro representatives and coordinate with route supervisors on missed collections reported by residents. Township staff also continues to log all resident calls. Residents should continue reporting missed collections to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 215-357-6800 and leaving a message.
Township staff will be looking for other ways to clean up the streets and previously contacted other waste haulers in the region. Unfortunately, the township was advised that they have no surge capacity and are only staffed for the contracts they have. This leaves the township with few options.
The township has told Mascaro that trash and recycling collection is the priority for health and safety reasons. Yard waste will be collected after trash and recycling. Mascaro will continue to collect yard waste at the curb on Saturdays.
Mascaro shared that its labor shortage situation is improving, but township officials said they haven’t seen evidence to support this statement.