The year was 1968, and Walter Leck was seventeen years old and working as a farm hand on a local farm. One day the owner of a local trash company in Newtown, Pennsylvania approached him. The owner asked Walter if he would be interested in working as a laborer on the back of his garbage truck. It sounded like a great opportunity because the pay was .50 ¢ more hourly then he was currently making. Walter decided that it was time to make a career move and start his new life as a garbage man.
Walter continued to work for the local trash company "Don Edwards Disposal" for about three years, when one day his new boss became ill and asked Walter if he thought that he could drive the garbage truck for him. Walter thought to himself, I've been driving farm equipment since I was thirteen years old, why not drive a garbage truck? So Walter decided that he would give driving a garbage truck a try. In 1970, he decided to work for another small family trash company for a brief time until early 1971. While working for the other company, Walter started thinking that maybe all of his hard work should earn him more money. And that’s when he decided to start his own trash company.
While working full time for the other company, Walter was able to get his first four customers working part time at night. He picked up their trash in his own pickup truck after he finished work. With four customers and $12.00 a month gross salary, it didn't take long for Walter to realize that this new business venture wouldn't last too long without getting more customers. And that's the moment it all seemed to happen. Walter’s old boss, Don Edwards, approached Walter again, and asked if he was interested in buying his company. Walter was ecstatic, he already knew the garbage business and he knew that he could run the company with the experience he gained from working for Don years earlier. There was only one problem: Walter was only twenty years old. Although he had a solid business plan and was extremely determined, every bank that he spoke to said the same thing. The banks claimed he just didn't have enough of a solid credit history because he was only twenty years old, and they would not lend him the money to purchase Don's company. He would need a co-signer for the loan.
At the same time in 1971, Walter's father George Leck Sr. owned his own landscaping company and worked as a florist and gardener. Walter approached his father with the opportunity to buy Don's trash company. Walter asked George Sr. if he was interested in co-signing the loan for him, so that he could buy Don's company. George was extremely apprehensive at first, but he also knew that his son was an extremely hard working young man who was dedicated to everything he had ever done in his life thus far. After much thought, George finally told Walt that he would sign for the loan, but only if he retained some ownership in the company. Thus, George Leck and his son Walter Leck formed GEORGE LECK & SON INC. in 1972. George continued to work as a landscaper for four more years while, Walter started to grow his new trash company before he finally realized that it was time for him to join Walter to help make the company flourish.
Today, George Leck and Son Inc. is still a family owned and operated company, with several family members still working there. There has always been a strong sense of family values through the entire company and all the employees. Currently, seven employees also share "Leck" with their own family members, such as fathers and sons, brothers, and uncles. We believe that our family atmosphere is transferred to our customers in quality customer service. Leck is proud to say that several of our employees have served for at least thirty years, with an additional dozen employees with twenty years of service.
George Leck and Son Inc. was located in Newtown, Pennsylvania for over thirty years but in September of 2001 moved to Ivyland, Pennsylvania to expand their facility. Now, George Leck and Son has fifty employees and operates forty trucks. In addition, Leck provides Residential Waste and Single-Stream Recycling service to customers in Lower Bucks County, as well as Commercial and Industrial waste removal services to customers in Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks, Eastern Montgomery, Southern Lehigh Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition to Residential, Commercial and Industrial waste removal services, as well as Single-Stream Recycling Service, George Leck and Son Inc. also provides complete compactor sales, leasing and installations through its sister company TARGET EQUIPMENT. Since 1994, Target Equipment has had the same motto as our company, "Quality Service, From a Hometown Company That You Can Trust in Providing the Best Price Possible." Target Equipment, in conjunction with George Leck and Son Inc. provides a complete commercial compactor product line to all of our customers.
Our office will be closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day. For questions regarding your residential or commercial pick up, please contact us.
Fall 2013 Yard Waste Collection:
Fall Unlimited Yard Waste Collection is scheduled for 11/18 - 11/23. Please click on your town/borough to view scheduling information in your neighborhood. Also, please view our guidelines on how to prepare your yard waste (Printable PDF).
At George Leck and Son, we believe in giving back to our community and what better way to do that than volunteer and assist local organizations that develop the areas in which our family works and lives. Some of the following contributions are just some of the areas our family members give back!
Mr. Walter Leck, the President of George Leck and Son Inc. serves as the President of the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association, an organization whose goal is to help the survival and promotion of Independent Haulers across the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Walt has also served as a board member of the Bucks County Solid Waste Authority for the past several years and also as a committee member of the Newtown Township Environmental Committee.
Mr. Jason Leck, an eleven year employee of George Leck and Son has been the Secretary / Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association for the past six years.
Mrs. Tina Leck, who has been with the company for six years, is a board member of The Newtown Business and Professional Association for three years and has been the Chairwoman for their Annual Newtown Welcome Day event for the past four years. She has also been the Chairwoman for the Newtown Corporation’s Holiday Parade for the past two years. In recent years she was seated on the board for the Jamison Business Association and the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce and Newtown Corporation.
At George Leck and Son, Inc., our mission is to adhere to all local and federal requirements and always conduct our business in an environmentally responsible manner. As the leading provider of waste and recycling services in our industry for over 40 years, we take pride in our quality trash and recycling services. We maintain a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. Our helpful, courteous staff is available to answer any questions about our service.
George Leck and Son Inc.
Po Box 2609
237 Jacksonville Rd
Ivyland Pa 18974
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Our hours of operation are:
Monday to Friday
7:00am to 4:30pm EST
DOT # 2060048
PA DEP Waste Hauler License # WH0358
George Leck and Son Inc. Waste Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers excellent starting wages and a full comprehensive benefit package which includes 401K, profit sharing, 100% full medical coverage for employee and family with no employee contribution, dental, eye, Aflac Short Term Disability, paid vacation and holiday time. For employment consideration please apply within, mail, or email us your resume.