Borough of

Cambridge Springs


New Garbage Collection Contract, New Collection Day + Recycling Option!

Click on this link for a .pdf version of the Borough of Cambridge Springs PA Newsletter 2019

New Garbage Collection Contract & New Collection Day

Recycling Guidelines for the residents of Cambridge Springs, PA Borough
Recycling Guidelines

The new garbage contractor for the Borough will be Raccoon Refuse.  Borough residents will also have the option to recycle. 

  • Thursday will be the new collection day for garbage pick up. Residents are asked to put their garbage out to the curb no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening for Thursday morning pick up.  The weekly limit for garbage is 96 gallons.  You can use your own garbage cans or bags or you have the option to purchase a 96 gallon wheeled tote with an attached lid, from Raccoon Refuse at cost of $60.  The contractor will not pick up any electronic or hazardous waste.
  • Also residents can choose to add curb side recycling at a cost of $40.00 per year.You must contact the Borough Office to add the recycling option, the contractor will not pick up your recyclables if you are not signed up for the service. Raccoon Refuse will pick up recycling on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. Residents that have added the recycling option are asked to place items in either clear plastic bags or a separate garbage can that is labeled “Recycling”. Those can be put out to the curb the same day as the garbage pick up. Attached are the Recycling Guidelines from the Contractor.
  • On Monday, December 30th Waste Management will have their final pick up and on Thursday, January 2nd Raccoon Refuse will start service.

Disposal of Unwanted/Unused Prescription Medications

The Borough has a MedReturn Collection Unit located at the Borough Office.  Items that are accepted: prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.  Items that are not accepted: thermometers, needles, ointments, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide and medications from clinics.  Items can be dropped off during normal business hours.

Burning in the Borough

Under the Borough Ordinances, fires of wood or charcoal are permitted for outdoor cookouts or recreational purposes, with adult supervision.  Residents may use a grill, fire ring, outdoor fire pit, fireplace, or chimenea, no greater than four (4) feet in diameter.  No burning of garbage, trash, brush etc.  All fires must be extinguished at the conclusion of the event.

 Collection of tree limbs, brush & leaves

Residents can put tree limbs and brush to the curb for collection on Tuesday.  If the amount of tree limbs or brush exceeds the capacity of a pickup truck, the Borough will provide a dump truck for you to load.  The dump truck would be made available Mon – Fri between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. In the spring leaves can be put in bags and placed at the curb for pick up by the Borough.  In the fall the Borough uses the street sweeper to collect leaves.  Please rake the leaves to the curb.

The Borough web site has recently been updated.  We now have an events calendar and a listing of meeting minutes.  If you have a water/sewer/garbage bill with the Borough you can view your account balance and pay online using a debit/credit card.  Also please sign up for the news alerts on the web site. 

Contact Information

Borough Office – 398-2311 – Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Any water/sewer/garbage billing questions please contact the Borough Office.

Police Department (Non-Emergency) – 398-4112 

Water Plant – 398-2811 – Contact for water emergencies when the Borough Office is closed 

Borough Council meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Office 

Cambridge Area Joint Authority meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Borough Office





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