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The City of Williamsport brush and mulch recycling collection area provides an area for residents and property owners of the City of Williamsport to dispose of recyclable yard waste.  This yard waste is then turned into reusable mulch.  Through the receipt of a DEP recycling grant, the City has implemented a key card security gate system and a registration process to obtain said key card due to an increase in illegal dumping and out-of-City users dumping at the facility, which increases the cost of operations.  Key cards will be issued at the River Valley Transit (RVT) office, 1500 West Third St.

Any violation of these rules will result in the automatic deactivation of your key card and permanent loss of brush recycling privileges.
There are no exceptions.

Rules for Key Cards/Brush Recycling Security Gate: 

  • Key cards are non-transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the household members listed on the registration form, unless otherwise outlined in this document.
  • Key cards are to be used only for yard waste from the property address listed on the registration form, excludes registered landscape contractors.
  • Only vehicles/trailers listed on the registration form may be used to enter the brush/mulch recycling area, even with a key card.
  • Brush/mulch recycling area rules and regulations are posted on the sign at the mulch pile and must be followed.
  • If you need to add or remove a person or vehicle/trailer, please contact the RVT office immediately so the change can be made on your registration form. If you want to add a person, their driver’s license will need to be brought into the office before that change can be made to verify residency.
  • Key cards must be returned to the RVT office if you no longer live at the address on the registration form.
  • When deed changes come through the office, we will automatically deactivate any key card associated with that address. If you move to a new address in City of Williamsport, you will need to update the registration form.  There is no fee for this change.
  • The City of Williamsport reserves the right to deactivate key cards for reasons other than listed above if the City considers it to be an improper use of the card. Residents will be notified if a deactivation occurs for reasons other than listed above.

 Rules for Brush/Mulch Recycling Collection Area Use: 

  • Do not leave plastic bags or containers
  • Use of the Brush/Mulch recycling area is for registered City of Williamsport residents and/or property owners, and registered Landscape Contractors.
  • Accepted Recyclable Yard Waste – “Brush”:
    • Vegetative material
    • Leaf Waste
    • Trees, or parts thereof – trimmings, sticks and branches – less than 20” in diameter and should cut to less than 6 feet in length, no stumps
    • Shrubs and bushes
    • Garden plantings
  • Prohibited Items:
    • Stumps
    • Grass clippings
    • Rocks, stones, and large amounts of dirt
    • Lumber and construction debris
    • Any other refuse – any other solid waste, agricultural waste, food waste or hazardous waste
    • Do not enter the gate without swiping your key card, even if the gate is open.  Vehicles recorded on video surveillance entering without a valid key card swipe will be considered in violation of the rules.

Registering for a Key Card:

Residents:  City of Williamsport residents can register for a key card by filling out the registration form and paying the $10.00 registration fee.  The key card will need to be renewed yearly at a cost of $5.00.  The registration/renewal fee is per household and allows two members within the household to be listed.  Each household may list two (2) vehicle tags and one (1) trailer tag; all tags listed must be registered to a listed member of the household.

 The following items will be required at the time of registration/renewal:

  • Completed registration form
  • Current PA Drivers’ License for listed individual(s), showing a City of Williamsport address
  • Current PA Vehicle/Trailer Registration card for each vehicle/trailer tag(s) listed, showing a City of Williamsport address
  • Make, model and year of vehicle(s)/trailer listed
  • $10.00 registration fee or $5.00 renewal fee for subsequent years (cash or check only)

 

 Residential Rental Property Owners:  Owners of residential rental property(s) within the City of Williamsport can register for a key card by filling out the registration form and paying the $10.00 registration fee.  The key card will need to be renewed yearly at a cost of $5.00.  The registration/renewal fee is per rental property owner and allows two individuals to be listed.  Each rental property owner may list two (2) vehicle tags and one (1) trailer tag; all tags listed must be registered to a listed individual.  Listed individuals may not be a landscape contractor or other commercial hauler.

 The following items will be required at the time of registration/renewal:

  • Completed registration form
  • Property Tax duplicate or receipt showing City property address, address of listed individual must match “tax payer” address on the tax duplicate or receipt
  • Current PA Drivers’ License for listed individual(s)
  • Current PA Vehicle/Trailer Registration card for each vehicle/trailer tag(s) listed
  • Make, model and year of vehicle(s)/trailer listed
  • $10.00 registration fee or $5.00 renewal fee for subsequent years (cash or check only)

 

 Commercial Property Owners:  Owners or responsible parties of commercial property(s) within the City of Williamsport with a combined Deeded Acreage of less than 20 acres can register for a key card by filling out the registration form and paying the $10.00 registration fee.  The key card will need to be renewed yearly at a cost of $5.00.  The registration/renewal fee is per commercial property owner or responsible party and allows two individuals to be listed.  Each commercial property owner or responsible party may list two (2) vehicle tags and one (1) trailer tag; all tags listed must be registered to a listed individual.  Listed individuals may not be a landscape contractor or other commercial hauler.

 The following items will be required at the time of registration/renewal:

  • Completed registration form
  • Property Tax duplicate or receipt showing City property address
  • Documentation showing listed individual(s) are either the property owners or acting as the responsible party, acceptance of documentation is at the sole discretion of the Director of Public Works or the Mayor’s designee.
  • Current PA Drivers’ License for listed individual(s)
  • Current PA Vehicle/Trailer Registration card for each vehicle/trailer tag(s) listed
  • Make, model and year of vehicle(s)/trailer listed
  • $10.00 registration fee or $5.00 renewal fee for subsequent years (cash or check only)

 

Commercial and Institutional Property Owners:  Owners or responsible parties of commercial and institutional property(s) within the City of Williamsport with a combined Deeded Acreage of greater than 20 acres can register for a key card by filling out the registration form and paying the $1000.00 yearly fee.  The yearly fee is per commercial or institutional property owner or responsible party and allows any employee of the owner or responsible to use the facility.  Each commercial or institutional property owner or responsible party may list ten (10) vehicle or trailer tags; all tags listed must be registered to the property owner or responsible party; a key card will be provided for each listed vehicle.  Landscape contractors or other commercial haulers may not use the facility on behalf of the owner or responsible party.

 The following items will be required at the time of registration/renewal:

  • Completed registration form
  • Property Tax duplicate or receipt showing City property address
  • Current PA Vehicle/Trailer Registration card for each vehicle/trailer tag(s) listed, showing the same address as the property tax duplicate
  • Make, model and year of vehicle(s)/trailer(s) listed
  • $1000.00 yearly fee (check only)

 

Landscape Contractors:  Landscape contractors with a business address within the City of Williamsport can register for a key card by filling out the registration form and paying the $2000.00 yearly fee.  Landscape contractors with a business address outside the City of Williamsport can register for a key card by filling out the attached registration form and paying the $5000.00 yearly fee.   The yearly fee is per landscape contractor and allows any employee of the landscape contractor to use the facility.  Landscape contractor registration allows for dumping of recyclable yard waste generated both within the City and outside the City.  Each landscape contractor may list ten (10) vehicle or trailer tags; all tags listed must be registered to the legal entity doing business as the landscape contractor.  Nonemployees or other commercial haulers may not use the facility on behalf of the registered landscape contractor.

 The following items will be required at the time of registration/renewal:

  • Completed registration form
  • Property Tax duplicate or receipt showing City property address
  • Current PA Vehicle/Trailer Registration card for each vehicle/trailer tag(s) listed, showing the same address as the property tax duplicate
  • Make, model and year of vehicle(s)/trailer(s) listed
  • $2000.00 yearly fee for landscape contractors with a business address within the City (check only), or
  • $5000.00 yearly fee for landscape contractors with a business address outside of the City (check only)