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Mansfield Borough Trash Collection to Change

 Mansfield Borough will see changes to its trash collection beginning in the new year.

Starting in 2021, Real Disposal Services of Mansfield will be the Borough’s trash hauler. They will be taking over from Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority beginning with the first trash collection in January.

For residents of the Borough, this means that new garbage stickers will be required for residential pick up. Additionally, residential trash collection for the entire Borough will occur early Tuesday morning. Initially, commercial dumpster collection will be Tuesdays. The Borough and Real Disposal will carefully monitor dumpster collection and modify commercial schedules as the needs change.

Recycling will continue to be collected every other week. The  Borough will release a recycling schedule later this year. Community clean up, Christmas tree collection, and electronics recycling will continue to be provided.

The change comes after a competitive bidding process. The sole consideration was the projected cost to Borough residents. The Borough Council approved Real Disposal’s proposal at their Oct. 14, 2020 meeting.

Under the proposal, residents would pay the following amounts for garbage stickers:

2021: $2.65

2022: $2.80

2023: $2.90

2024: $3.00

2025: $3.15

Real Disposal cannot honor garbage stickers from the current contractor, so the Borough recommends using up any stickers you may have and to only buy stickers that you will need through the December collections.

Commercial dumpster collection fees vary over the years of the contract and by container size. We will post the rates shortly.


Trick or Treat: Saturday October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat night for Mansfield Borough will be Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that anyone participating following the guidelines in this graphic. As always, please stay safe, practice social distancing, and watch for children that night if you must drive somewhere.


Local Government

The Borough was incorporated on February 13, 1857 and is governed by a seven-member Council who are elected for staggered four-year terms. A mayor is elected also for a four-year term and is responsible for administration of its Police Department. The Borough Manager is appointed by Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Borough.

Geographical Information

The Borough of Mansfield is located at the intersection of Business Route 15, soon to be the I-99 Corridor, and Route 6. Mansfield is situated in the east central portion of Tioga County. Tioga County, located in north central Pennsylvania, is one of the State’s largest counties in the area and also one of the most rural. The area of the Borough is roughly 1216 acres. The Borough is located approximately 30 miles to the south of Corning, NY and 45 miles to the north of Williamsport. Mansfield has a 2010 U.S. Census population of 3,625 and contains 1.6 square miles of area. There are approximately 10.35 miles of Borough roads and 5.36 miles of State roads.

Mansfield University

The Borough of Mansfield is also the home of Mansfield University, a small public university in the liberal arts tradition and member of the State System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. The University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction for students in the areas of liberal arts, sciences, the professions and other applied fields, research, and art.

Miscellaneous Information

The Water/Sewer bills are prepared monthly. Effective January 1, 2020 the sewer fees, per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit), are a base charge of $17.00 plus $6.50/1,000 gallons in excess of 1,500 gallons. The water fees for residents, per EDU, are a base charge of $12.00 plus $7.50/1,000 gallons. For commercial usage, per EDU, the base fee is $12.00 plus $8.00/1,000 gallons. For new service hook-ups there is a one-time tapping fee of $1,000/EDU for both the water and the sewer lines. Additional hook on fees may include, but are not limited to, meter, horns, and mxu.  Water/sewer bills can be paid on-line at https://diversifiedbillpay.com/v1/mansfield

Trash pick-up in the Borough is contracted through Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA). They operate on a sticker system. Effective January 1, 2020 stickers are $2.65 each and can be purchased at Pump & Pantry, Sara Jo’s Stop N Go or the Borough Office. Pick up on the south side of town is Monday, and the north side of town, including Sullivan Street, is on Thursday. Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday, calendars are available on this web page or at the Borough office.

Consumer Confidence Report information is available on the Municipal Authority web page http://www.mansfieldmunicipal.com or via e-mail.

 

Mansfield Borough is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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