Borough of Bellefonte
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

04.24.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

To safeguard children, pets and emergency responders and to protect our environment, Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (located at 253 Transfer Road near the Nittany Mall off Route 26) will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event. They will be accepting insecticides, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaners, poisons, corrosives, flammables, oil-based paints, CFL bulbs and most other hazardous chemicals from households only.

DO NOT BRING latex paint, used motor oil, antifreeze, medications and alkaline batteries.

Please call Centre County Recycling & Refuse at 814-238-7005 with any questions.

Upcoming Yellowbook Phone Book Delivery

04.22.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

We received notification that the new Yellowbooks will be delivered  soon. They are 100% recyclable.

The publisher has also indicated that Borough residents have the choice about future phone book directories. Residents can opt-out by visiting and can learn more about recycling options at

Borough Now Accepting Credit Card Payments

04.22.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Bellefonte Borough is now accepting credit card payments for water, sewer and refuse bills. Please click here to make your payments on the secure website. Please note the first time on the website you will be asked to register.

On- line Auction of Surplus Equipment

04.16.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

An On-Line Auction sale of surplus vehicles & equipment of the Borough of Bellefonte will be conducted by Municibid.  The on-line auction began on or about Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Inspections of the vehicles and equipment will be held by appointment only. To make arrangements for the inspections call (814) 355-1501.

The auction will be conducted at the following website:

The vehicles and equipment listed are:

  1. 1999 Ford Expedition- Automatic
  2. 1995 International Garbage Truck- Manual
  3. Fax machine
  4. Misc office supplies (toners & ink cartridges)

The terms and conditions are listed on the webpage.

Any questions, please feel free to contact us at (814) 355-1501.

Pennsylvania’s Best Tasting Water

04.16.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Bellefonte’s Big Spring water was named “Pennsylvania’s Best Tasting Water” at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association Conference.

Info on Potholes

04.08.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers the following service:

The Customer Care Center (CCC) is a portal for the residents of Pennsylvania to submit their concerns.

Concern is something that requires PennDOT attention for resolution such as potholes, drainage issues, or deer carcass removal.A concern should not be submitted for immediate needs or issues that could create safety concerns, like missing signs or roadway hazards. If the concern requires immediate attention, please call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to be connected directly to the county maintenance office in your area. 

We wanted to remind Borough residents that some of the main roads through the Borough are state roads.  They include   Allegheny, Howard, and Bishop streets.   If you have a pothole concern please contact Penn DOT through their website or call 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

Skunk Removal

04.08.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Bellefonte Borough Council has agreed to support a skunk removal program again this summer.   If you are experiencing a problem with a skunk, please contact the Borough Office at 355-1501 x 10.  Arrangements will be made for a trap to be set up at your location.  The property owner will be charged one-half of the cost.  The fee will be charged from the time of set up to the time of removal of the trap.

See the information under FAQs regarding keeping skunks from visiting your property.

Street Sweeping

03.25.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Street sweeping began Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The crew will begin sweeping the downtown area first and work its way back. Street sweeping will be done on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Ash Pickup

03.19.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Because Spring seems to be late in arriving this year and the temperatures still require homes to be heated, the Borough will continue to pick up ashes on Wednesdays until April 30, 2014.

Bellefonte Borough Newsletter

03.18.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

Borough Newsletter Spring 2014