Trash   Recycling Schedule (PNG)

General Guidance

  • Remove/drain liquid from trash. To prevent the accumulation of liquid in containers drill holes into the bottom of each container.
  • Units of trash shall never exceed 40 pounds.
  • Broken glass, syringes, and other sharp objects must be disposed of in containers which are designed to insulate from contact with sanitation staff.
  • Animal feces and diapers must be disposed of in water-tight plastic bags.
  • Weekly trash is limited to the following per week:
    • 1 brown can
    • 2 trash bags
    •  2 bulk items  (non-metal)

Brush & Tree Trimmings

  • Tree trimmings, hedge clippings, and other bundled material shall not exceed three feet in length and not exceed two feet in diameter. 
  • Tree trimmings, branches, and similar materials shall not be placed in a trash container. Do not mix trash and yard waste on yard waste collection days. Such material will not be collected.


  • All containers shall have a watertight lid and be of such type that they shall securely contain its contents and may be easily handled by one employee.
  • All refuse containers shall be maintained in good condition, it must not have ragged or sharp edges. Trash in poorly conditioned containers will not be collected.
  • Trash containers shall be limited to the Borough-issued (brown 65-gallon) plastic container. In addition to the Borough-issued container, two supplmental plastic disposal bags are acceptable. 
  • The Borough may restrict the use of plastic bags when a pattern of rodent activity is experienced. 
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the occupants of the premises upon which the refuse containers are maintained or employees of the Borough to remove covers, containers, or contents of refuse containers placed for collection.


Sanitation service is unable to receive televisions. The Salvation Army will receive working televisions at their Collingdale location: 66 Chester Pike Collingdale PA 19023 - Phone: (610) 461-9102

Public Nuisance

  • Any unauthorized accumulation of the following on any residential or non-residential premises is deemed to be a nuisance and is prohibited:
    • Bulk waste
    • Garbage
    • Recyclables
    • Refuse
    • Rubbish
  • Sanitation staff will not risk damaging vehicles and other obstructions in the pathway between the location of trash containers and the sanitation truck and if such obstructions are present trash will not be collected.