Water, Sewer & Trash

Water – Ashland maintains 110 million gallon reservoir along with two back up wells. This water is used for residential, industrial, commercial and fire protection purposes. The residential rates for water service are as follows:

$45.00/quarter – Basic Fee.
$6.25/thousand – Usage Fee.

We ask that everyone do their part by conserving water. Check your homes regularly for leaks. Every water meter has a small red triangle that serves as a leak detector. Make sure all water is turned off in your home and then look at your triangle. If this triangle is spinning, water is being used in your home.


Sewer – Ashland maintains a wastewater treatment plant and collection system. Bills are submitted quarterly and are included with the water bill. Residential rates for the wastewater are $95.00/quarter.

Combined Sewer System – Public Awareness Page


Trash -Trash bags are sold in packs of ten for $30.00 and can be purchased at Borough Hall and the Ashland Tax Office at 938 Centre St. Trash Permit – This permits the property owner to have up to five-thirty gallon bags per week at a cost of $130.00/six months  or $250.00/year.

Trash pick-up schedule –

Tuesday – All streets 29th and including 15th St.
Wednesday – All streets 14th through and including 7th St.
Thursday – All streets 6th through and including Oakland

Holiday Pick Up – A holiday that falls on a Tuesday will result in trash pickup being one day late. Holidays on a Wednesday or Thursday will result in trash being picked up one day early. Monday and Friday holidays will not affect the trash pick-up schedule.

Yard Waste – Yard waste can be placed in clear bags or open containers to be picked up by the Borough. This includes leaves.

Ashes – Residential ash pickup will be every other Friday starting April 25th.

Bulk Pickup – Residents can contact Borough Hall to arrange for a pickup. The fee is $30.00 to fill the garbage truck hopper, payable at Borough Hall when ordering. This is not to be used for household waste.


Effective JANUARY 2016

Each household will be eligible for 2 bulk hopper pick-ups per year at no additional charge.


  • Your Borough Utility Bills must be paid in full.
  • Residents must call the Borough Hall at (570)875-2411 to register for pickup.
  • Household trash is not permitted for hopper pick-ups. Household trash will be collected by either the purchase of borough bags or permits.
  • Any recyclable materials such as plastic, cardboard, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles are not permitted. They should be recycled at the County Recycling Center located at the sewage treatment plant or disposed of with your household trash.
  • 2 Hoppers may be either separate or combined. There are no partial hoppers.

The Following Materials Will Not Be Accepted:


Household Trash

Automotive Parts

Recyclable waste (soda cans, plastic, etc.)

Construction Materials (plaster, shingles, cement, etc.)

Yard Waste (can be taken to Sewage Plant)


Mercury/Hazardous Materials

Consumer Electronics Equipment (TV, Computers, etc.)

Hazardous Waste (paint, batteries, pesticides etc.)