Recently the Borough revised its door-to-door sales ordinance. One change is § 410-22. List of homes not wishing to be solicited. There is now a “Do Not Disturb” opt-out form for Borough residents that can be completed and submitted by those residents who do not want door-to-door sales people. This form can be found on our website under “Residents” “Permits and Forms”. Simply complete all the required fields and submit. Your address only will be placed on a “Do Not Disturb” list that will be provided to anyone who obtains a solicitor’s permit.
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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.
Bellefonte’s Big Spring water was named “Pennsylvania’s Best Tasting Water” at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association Conference.
The Bellefonte Borough Police Department collects unused, unwanted or expired medication in order to keep these items out of the hands of children and other individuals who should not have access to these medications, as well as keeping them out of the environment. There is no need to remove the labels or take the items out of the packaging, as the entire item will be destroyed.
Liquids and over-the-counter medications are also accepted. If you bring in liquids, please see the Office Assistant, as these are placed in a separate container to avoid spills.
Drop off hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Bellefonte Police Department, 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte.
The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority will now accept post consumer vinyl siding at the Dale Summit Transfer Station at a discounted rate of $20 per ton.
To qualify for this reduced rate, the acceptable load should include only the following: vinyl siding, corner posts, J-channel.
Unacceptable load items include the following: no vinyl shutters; no vinyl with insulation attached, no organics to include paper, wood, plastic, metal or glass. Loads containing these items will be charged the normal MSW tipping fee of $67 per ton.
Please let the Scale Operator know if you have an acceptable load of vinyl that would qualify for the reduced rate.
For more information on this and other Centre County recycling and refuse questions, please visit the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority website at www.centrecountyrecycles.com
Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority has placed a container by Burger King for recycling specialty plastics such as plastic butter tubs, cups, yogurt containers, and fruit containers.
Due to DEP Regulations, we are no longer able to collect electronics with your regular trash. Electronics must be recycled. Electronics need to be taken directly to the Centre County Refuse and Recycling Center on Transfer Road. There is no fee.
The Borough now has a Facebook page. Please ‘like’ us at Borough of Bellefonte.
If you do not have a brush container and you have limbs/brush that are bundled in 4 foot (or less) lengths, the Borough will pick these up. You must call the Borough office at 355-1501 by the Tuesday of the week you wish to have it picked up to set up a special collection (will not be charged) so the Refuse Crew knows there are bundled limbs/brush to be picked up at your location. Bundled limbs/brush will be picked up on Wednesdays and must be at the curb.
With Centre County having a 9-1-1 system in place, the importance of having an address number on your home cannot be emphasized enough. In an effort to serve you better, Bellefonte Borough is requesting that residents cooperate in posting their street numbers on their homes. The following are the specifications as written in the Borough’s Property Maintenance Code.
304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) for one and two-family homes. All commercial buildings, including buildings that have 3 or more residential units, numbers shall be a minimum of 6 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches.
The main concern of everyone is for the safety of the residents of Bellefonte Borough. You never know when you may be the next one to call 9-1-1 for an emergency. Be sure your house number is posted and visible from the road so you can be found as quickly as possible, as every minute counts.