Borough of North East
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In order to comply with the county's latest recycling changes residents and businesses of North East Borough will no longer be permitted to dispose of glass or plastic bags through the Borough's recycling program.  Please dispose of these items as garbage.
 Recyclables placed in plastic bags will no longer be picked up on recycling days.
Recycling is changing!  Click here:  What you can and can't put in the recycling bin.

Garbage & Recycling Pickup:

The Streets Department would like to remind residents/businesses that during the months of March through October garbage and/or recycling may be placed at the curb for pickup no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before collection. (Note - the time is 4:00 p.m. during the months of November, December, January and February).  The crew starts at 7:00 a.m. so please make sure garbage and/or recycling is curbside by then. 
Please note: Borough Ordinance No. 859 prohibits using garbage cans/containers larger than 35 gallons.  Garbage and/or recycling will not be collected if cans larger than 35 gallons are used.
Please note:  Borough Ordinance No. 856 prohibits placement of garbage and/or recycling at the curb for pickup prior to 6:00 p.m. the day prior to collection.  Borough Ordinance No. 870 allows for the placement of garbage and/or recycling at the curb after 4:00 p.m. the day before collection during the winter months of November through February.    

Construction/Demolition Debris:
Construction/demolition debris is not picked up curbside so if you are doing any remodeling, construction or demolition, and have wood, plaster, plaster board, paneling or any other types of construction/demolition debris please call the Borough Office (814-725-8611) to request a dumpster. Dumpsters are billed separate from garbage.

Snow Removal:
It is prohibited to deposit snow and ice removed from private property upon the sidewalks and streets of the Borough located within the public right-of-way.

Failure to Remove Snow and Ice from Sidewalks:
Accumulations of snow and ice are required to be removed by the owner or occupant of property abutting sidewalks within twelve hours of the deposit of snow or ice by natural or artificial means.

High Vegetation:
Borough Ordinance No. 856 states that yard and berm grass and/or weeds are not to exceed six inches (6") in height.  In order to avoid code enforcement, Borough Code Enforcement Officers encourage you to keep your grass cut. 

Leaf, Brush & Grass Collection:
The Streets Department staff asks that you do not put your leaves, grass and brush in the same pile; place leaves and grass in one pile and brush in another.  Brush and/or sticks plug the equipment therefore piles have to be separated by Streets Department staff which causes delays.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Yard Debris In The Street:
It is not permitted to place leaves, grass, brush or any other material in the streets of North East. Please place your yard debris on the berm.  Placement of grass, leaves or any other organic materials in the streets can cause flooding problems as catch basins can become clogged with or full of yard debris.  This poses a safety issue for both traffic and pedestrians.  



As yard sale season approaches, Borough Code Enforcement reminds residents that they are not permitted to attach (with staple, nail, or by any other means) Yard Sale, For Sale, or any other sign to any poles or trees.  Signs are not permitted to be placed in the berm.  Residents holding a yard sale or garage sale may place signs on the inside yard area of their lawn but not in the berm (street side of the sidewalks).

The Borough would like to remind residents that vehicles on property located within the Borough that do not have a current inspection and registration are in violation of Borough Ordinance No. 856.  All vehicles in the Borough must have a current registration and inspection.  If you would like to report a vehicle in the Borough that is not registered or inspected please call the Code Enforcement Office at 814-725-1315.   

Code Enforcement:
If you feel there is an issue in our community that warrants Code Enforcement, please call the North East Borough Code Enforcement Office at 814-725-1315 and speak with with a Code Enforcement Officer.

Questions should be directed to the North East Borough Streets Department and/or Code Enforcement Office at  814-725-1315 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - they will be happy to assist you.

E-Cycling Collection Program

As of January 24, 2013, it became illegal for landfills and other solid waste disposal facilities in Pennsylvania to accept covered electronic devices or their components.  Act 108 of 2010 requires that these devices be RECYCLED.  North East Borough has a E-Cycling Collection Program to help North East Borough residents dispose of  unwanted items.

E-Cycling, items other than televisions and computer monitors, will be collected the same day your normal recycling is collected.  We ask that you separate E-Cycling materials from your normal recyclables and place them in two separate piles.  The same truck will collect both your normal recycling and your E-Cycling.

North East Borough will have a collection day twice a year (May & September) at the Streets Garage for North East Borough Residents to drop off televisions and computer monitors.  Please note that there will be a $10 fee for each television or computer monitor.      

                            Click here to view a listing of Acceptable Materials For Electronics Recycling



There is a payment box located behind the Borough Hall for your convenience.

Online Bill Payment
North East Borough residents and/or business owners now have the option to pay water/sewer/garbage bills online.  eNETPAY is a secure electronic payment processing system that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Electronic Check via the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  A convenience fee will be paid to eNETPAY by those who opt to utilize this service; this fee will be added to the payment amount.  You will be given an opportunity to accept or decline the payment after the total amount is calculated.

If you are making a payment because you have received a shut-off notice or if your water service has been terminated, please contact the Borough Office at (814) 725-8611 prior to or immediately after processing your payment.

Convenience Fee Schedule for eNETPAY


Dog licenses can be ordered through the County of Erie's online dog license sales site (see link below).  State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1st of each year.

Remember - the cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one.  Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.

Click here to apply for a dog license

2020 dog licenses are now available.