Lower Mount Bethel Township is currently contracted with Waste Management for garbage removal and recycling. If you should experience any problems with service, Waste Management may be contacted at (800) 869-5566 (identify yourself as a Lower Mt. Bethel Township resident) or you may visit their website at Waste Management.
View our Sanitation Route Schedule
View our 2024 Trash & Recycle Calendar
Recycling is picked up every other week based on the location of your residence in the township (see Sanitation Route Schedule above). Newspapers should be bundled and glass, plastic, and aluminum cans should be commingled.
List of Acceptable Items For Recycling
It is a State Law - Haulers are no longer allowed to accept Electrical Items.
Reminder - LMBT Ordinance 2012-03 for Trash Collection limits the time that trash and empty cans can be placed curbside: "No refuse and recycling containers shall be placed for collection earlier than 6 a.m. of the day prior to a scheduled collection date. No refuse or recycling containers shall remain curbside or in the vicinity of the cartway of the street or alley beyond 6p.m. of the day following a scheduled collection date."
Per the contract, Waste Management does not pickup leaves or other yard waste. Leaf pickup is conducted once a year by the Township. Dates will be posted on the website and also will be announced in the newsletter. You may call the Township office if you have any questions.
Each Township residential unit will receive an invoice from Keystone Collections Group on an annual basis for payment of garbage removal services. The bills are sent out in the beginning of February and are due mid-April. Any sanitation assessment that remains unpaid after the due date will incur an additional 10% penalty. The 2024 annual sanitation assessment rate is $375.00 per residential unit. This increase is the result of the sanitation contract and COVID-19. Please note that due to the pandemic, collection costs have dramatically increased because of issues such as driver shortages.
If you do not receive a sanitation bill, please contact Keystone Collections Group immediately. Not receiving a bill does not relieve you of the obligation.
There are four options for making your payment:
• Online – The easiest and most convenient option. Pay online at www.KeystoneCollects.com using either the “Pay/File” tab or the “Taxpayer Resources” tab. Use a credit card or bank account to remit payment. Please refer to the due dates on your bill.
• Mail – Payment may be remitted by mail. Please include the bottom portion of your bill and select face or penalty. Payments sent by mail must be post-marked by the due date for the specific period. Pay the exact amount due and remit to:
Keystone Collections Group
PO Box 449
Irwin, PA 15642
• In Person – Payment may be made in person at a Keystone branch office. Branch offices accept payment by check, money order and/or certified funds. Some branch offices do not accept cash payments. Please visit www.KeystoneCollects.com online for a list of branch offices.
• By Phone – Payment may be made by phone using credit card or bank account information by calling Keystone Collections Group toll free at 1-866-539-1100. Please have your account information available when calling.
Commercial businesses are not permitted use of the residential pickup. Commercial businesses are required to obtain their own trash removal.
Sanitation & Recycling Ordinance 2010-01
Post-Judgment Municipal Interest 2011-02
Delinquent Assessment Collection 2020-03
Residents of Lower Mount Township are assessed a street light assessment for those properties which are located within 250 feet of a street light. Terms are as follows:
2024 STREET LIGHT ASSESSMENT FEES
Street Light Assessment Martins Creek - Improved Properties: $0.55 per foot of frontage
Street Light Assessment - Martins Creek - Unimproved Properties: $0.138 per foot of frontage
Returned Check Fee: $25.00
Street light assessments shall be mailed no later than April 15, 2024. The street light assessments shall bear a due date of June 14, 2024.
Every owner of a property located within 250 feet of a street light in the Martins Creek Street Light District shall receive a street light assessment for the property.
Street light payments may be dropped off through the mail slot at the front door or placed in the drop-box in the municipal office foyer. No in-person payments will be accepted. Cash will NOT be accepted for the safety of the staff. If you would like a receipt mailed/emailed to you, please indicate your request with your payment.
As per 53301 of the Second-Class Township Code, all unpaid assessments shall be turned over to the appointed solicitor for collections ninety days after the due date and the property owner shall be subject to additional legal fees and court costs as set forth in Ordinance 2010-04, as recently amended by Ordinance 2015-04.
Street Light Assessment Resolution and Fees
Lower Mount Bethel Township utilizes Xpress Bill Pay for online payments. Please click HERE to make a payment online.