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Calendar of Events Golf Outing Pavilion Rental Tenant ID Form
Community Day Hazardous Waste Collection Program Recycling Trash Disposal Requirements
Discount Tickets Leaf & Yard Waste Disposal Right to Know Policy Volunteer Information Form
Garden Plots Newsletter Summer Camps Voting Districts

Voting in Richland Township

Richland 1
If you live south of Raub Road and east of Route 309:
You will cast your ballots at the Richland Elementary School just off Route 313.
Richland 2
If you live in the northeast section of the township, north of Raub Road and east of the Railroad Tracks:
You will cast your ballot at the Richland Township Municipal Building located on California Road.
Richland 3
If you live in the northwest section, west of the railroad tracks and north of Cemetary Road and Milford Square Pike:
You will cast your ballot at Grace Bible Fellowship Church on Old Bethlehem Pike near Stonegate Road.
Richland 4
If you live in the southwest portion of the township, south of Mill Road and west of Route 309:
You will cast your ballot at the First Church of the Brethren located at 455 Trumbauersville Road.

Map of Voting Districts
Bucks County Board of Elections and Voter Education Information

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Garden Plots Available

Richland Township offers garden plots in a community garden located off Station Road. Plots are rented on a first-come first-served basis after March 1. The cost for a 12'x20' plot is $10.00. CLICK HERE for more information and a sign up form.

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Richland Township Newsletter

Our newsletter, the Richland Township Times, is published twice a year in the spring and fall. CLICK HERE for a copy of the latest issue.

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Discount Tickets

The Township sells discount tickets to many attractions throughout the year.
During the spring and summer, you can purchase tickets to amusement parks such as Dorney Park, Hershey Park, etc., as well as other attractions in the area, at the Jersey Shore, and in Virginia.
In the winter months, ski lift tickets are available.
CLICK HERE for the list of attractions that are available. We accept cash, MasterCard, VISA and Discover. Checks will be accepted from Richland Township residents only, with proof of ID.

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Community Day

Richland Township's Community Day is a fun-filled day for families who live in the Township. There are free rides for the children, food, community booths and entertainment.

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Summer Camps

Richland Township's Park & Rec Board presents Creative Arts Camp for children ages 6 and up.

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Hazardous Waste Collection

Bucks County offers a recycling program for Household Hazardous Waste. Click on the link for the schedule and information on what you can and cannot bring:

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

The county no longer collects old computers or electronic equipment. However, there is a company in Richland Township that offers electronics recycling: Gigabiter, located at 130 Penn Am Drive, Suite C (1-866-944-2248). There is no need to call first, you can just drop off your items. The only charge is $20 for a TV. Hours are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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Golf Outing

Richland Township holds a golf outing every fall at the Silver Creek Country Club, Hellertown, to raise funds for the Park and Recreation Board.

2016 Golf Outing Pictures

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Pavilion Rental

Having a group picnic this summer? If so, why not rent the Richland Township pavilion? The pavilion is located adjacent to the Township building and right next to the Township nature trail.
The cost to rent the pavilion is $40: $30 for the rental, and a $10 deposit which is refundable after the rental date if the pavilion has been cleaned. The cost also includes electricity if needed.
To rent the pavilion, please call the township at 215-536-4066. You will need to check on the availability of the pavilion on the date you would like to rent it. The pavilion is rented on a first come-first served basis. If the date you wish is available, you can print the following form and send it in with your payment. You also have the option of paying the total amount of $40 online by credit card. Go to the home page and click on "Online Payments."

PAVILION RESERVATION FORM

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Richland Township Right To Know Policy

Please click on the following links to access these documents:

Right To Know Policy
Right To Know Record Request Form

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Registration of Tenants

All owners of property leased for either residential or commercial occupancy must annually report the name and address of occupants to the township, according to Ordinance No. 79 adopted February 24, 1986 by the Richland Township Board of Supervisors. All tenants ages 18 and above must be reported, even if no rent is charged and the individual is directly related to the property owner. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

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Trash Disposal Requirements

Richland Township requires every residence and business located in the Township to contract with a licensed Pennsylvania trash hauler for the removal of municipal waste, which includes garbage, refuse, industrial waste and office waste on a schedule of at least once per week. The interior of every structure and the exterior of the property shall be kept free from the accumulation of Municipal Waste. (Ordinance No. 244).
Prior to pickup, waste shall only be stored in leak proof covered containers. Such containers shall be supplied by the owner of the property or the person having control of the property.
Violation of these regulations may result in prosecution with the imposition of fines and/or imprisonment.

Please note that these regulations do not prohibit the use of compost piles as long as the compost piles do not generate offensive odors and as long as the compost piles are secured to prevent animals from spreading the materials from the compost piles around the premises or to adjacent premises.

Below is a list of the haulers that we know are working in Richland Township and their contact information.

Allied Waste Services
Advanced Disposal
Waste Management
a/k/a B.F.I.
2690 Howertown Road
400 Progress Drive
731 E. Reliance Road
Suite 1
Telford, PA 18969
Telford, PA 18969
Northampton, PA 18067
800-869-5566
215-723-0400
610-440-3700
www.wm.com
www.alliedwastebucksmont.com
www.advanceddisposal.com
   
Delguerico's Inc.
Whitetail Disposal
Trademark Waste Solutions
2895 Grouse Lane, Suite 100
P.O. Box 700
1101 Presidential Drive
Reigelsville, PA 18077
Frederick, PA 19435
Quakertown, PA 18951
610-346-9500
610-754-0103
267-307-9211
www.delguericosinc.com
 
www.trademarkwastesolutions.com
 

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Recycling Requirements

Recycling is mandatory in Richland Township for residents and all commercial businesses, industrial facilities and institutional facilities. Richland Township residents are required to recycle at least the following items: newspapers, inserts, junk mail, magazines, phone books, cardboard, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans, glass jars and bottles, and all plastic containers labeled 1 thru 7. Commercial businesses, industrial facilities and institutional facilities are required to recycle at least the following items: aluminum cans, office paper, corrugated cardboard and yard waste.

NOTE: the Board of Supervisors took action in October 2012 to end the township-funded residential recycling program. The program ended at the end of April 2013. Residents need to make arrangements with their trash hauler to also collect their recycling materials. We understand that many of the haulers providing residential trash collection in the Township will include the collection of recyclable materials with trash collection at little or no additional cost. Also, some of the haulers have been running specials for new customers that include trash and recycling collection for a reduced cost. If you have not yet made arrangements for the collection of your recyclable materials, we encourage you to contact your current trash hauler to learn the details of their recycling program, such as what items they recycle, the days that they would collect your recycling materials and if there will be an additional charge for the service. If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from your hauler, you should consider switching to one of the other haulers working in the Township.

For commercial businesses, industrial facilities and institutional facilities, if you need assistance setting up a recycling program, please contact your waste hauler or property manager.

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Leaf and Yard Waste Disposal

The Spring Yard Waste Collection will occur the week of May 16 - 20, 2016. Place your yard waste (leaves and/or sticks) at the curb for collection anytime during that week. Leaves may be piled against the curb or bagged. Sticks should be stacked on top of the curb. The Township will not collect grass clippings or other unacceptable items such as rocks, dirt, stumps, trash or lumber.

In the fall, the Township conducts their annual leaf collection program. CLICK HERE for the schedule.

In addition, leaves and bundled branches may be dropped off any time at the Township Municipal Building located at 1328 California Road. They should be dropped off behind the salt shed located behind the Municipal Building. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT LEAVES IN PLASTIC BAGS. Dump bags out onto the pile and take the bags away. Leaves in paper bags are accepted. However, drop offs from contractors or waste haulers will not be accepted.

Please note that leaf waste shall be kept separate from all other forms of municipal waste and separate from recyclables. As an alternative, leaf waste may be removed by a private hauler for delivery to a leaf composting facility or to be used for agricultural purposes.

Also, the Township encourages residents to make use of leaf waste for compost, mulch or other agricultural purposes.
Please note that open burning of leaf waste is prohibited.

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