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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

Trash and Recycling Services

Trash is collected behind the house once per week, and recycling is collected curbside once per week. There are two collection routes:

  • East of Lansdowne Avenue (formerly routes 1, 2, and 3)
  • West of Lansdowne Avenue (formerly routes 4 through 8)

The Sanitation Department strives to achieve a 100% collection rate.

If your refuse was missed (please check the schedule was not adjusted for a holiday) please contact the sanitation department at (610) 622-6318.

All missed collections will be handled by 12 noon the following day.

Annual collection schedule magnets are hand delivered to each residence each year.

View the 2017 Schedule Magnets below:

Click here to view the trash and recycling map.

Christmas Tree Collection Wednesday, January 11th. Please do not discard trees with trash/recycling.


Recycling Guidelines

Download the Residential Guide to Zero-Sort Recycling

It ALL goes in together

  • Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs
  • Telephone/Soft Cover Books
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes (all types)
  • Paper (all colors, staples/paperclips are okay)
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes – remove plastic liner, beer & soda carriers)
  • Cardboard/Brown Paper Bags
  • Plastic narrow neck bottles numbered #1-2
  • (Soda/Juice/Water Bottles, Milk Jugs, Bleach/Detergent, Shampoo Bottles)
  • Glass Bottles/Jars (any color)
  • Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)
  • Food containers, baby bottles, disposable cups
  • Plastics #1, #2, #4, #5, #7
What NOT to include:

  • No Unmarked Plastics (laundry baskets/chairs/toys)
  • No Windows/Light Bulbs
  • No Dishes, No Pyrex, No Ceramics
  • No Foam Packaging, No Styrofoam
  • No Recyclables Containing Food Waste
  • No #3 (PVC-juice bottles, PVC piping) and #6* (PS-styrofoam, such as egg cartons)

Remember to remove all lids and rinse.

    • If you need a container, call the 610-623-7300 ext 211
    • All apartments, condominiums and businesses are required to recycle!

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