FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What hours is Borough Hall open?
A. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed every day for lunch from 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Q. How do I schedule trash pick-ups?
A. The borough does not provide for trash pick-up. Each resident contracts on an individual basis with the contractor of their choice for regular trash collection. Check the yellow pages or ask your neighbor for references.
Q. Must I recycle?
A. Yes, recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Birdsboro. However, the borough provides for pick-up of recyclables and contracts directly with a recycling service. Eagle Disposal is the current recycler in the borough. You may obtain a recycling bin at borough hall during normal business hours. The Green Recycling Cans are the Property of the Borough of Birdsboro. If you sell your home, the green recycling can is to REMAIN AT THE PROPERTY!!!
REPLACEMENT RECYCLING CANS AND LIDS - Replacement cans are available at the Borough Hall during business hours for $5 and replacement lids are available for $1.
Recyclables are picked up on Wednesday mornings.
Q. What are the rates for water and sewer for Birdsboro residents?
A. The current water and sewer rates, as well as other helpful information, can be found on the Birdsboro Municipal Authority’s web site at www.birdsboroma.com.
Q. I plan to replace my roof; must I apply for a permit?
A. If you are simply replacing shingles, you do not need a permit. However, if you are replacing any of the wood structure, a permit is required.
Q. How do I know what other projects I am planning require a permit?
A. If you are unsure whether a permit is required, contact borough hall at 610-582-6030.
Q. Does the borough require an inspection on residential property transfers?
A. Yes, an inspection is required before the property can go to settlement.
Q. How do I reserve a pavilion at Rustic Picnic area?
A. Call borough hall at 610-582-6030 for availability and pricing. Rules and Regulations and pricing information is also available by going to this website’s home page and clicking on Parks and Recreation.
Q. How do I file a formal complaint?
A. In order to file a formal complaint, you must obtain a citizen complaint form from borough hall. If you do not provide basic information such as your name, address and contact information, the complaint will be considered incomplete and, therefore, not a valid complaint.
Q. How do I report a pothole?
A. You can report a pothole or other dangerous road condition by contacting borough hall directly.
Q. I want to serve my community by volunteering for a borough commission or committee. How do I do that?
A. You may obtain a volunteer application form at borough hall. Simply fill it out completely and return it to borough hall. You may also find the volunteer application form on the home page of this website.