Trash / Recycling Collection
Trash collection in the Borough is contracted to Republic Services. Please contact Customer Service Department for all inquiries regarding trash collection and recycling:
Each household has a seperate toter for trash and recycling.
(800) 210-9675 or (717) 845-1557
Your trash, recycling and 1 bulk item will be collected every Wednesday
Yard waste is collected on the last Wednesday of each month from April through October. A tan container is provided to use for this pickup. Grass clippings are NOT to be put in the tan Yard Waste container. Put any grass clippings in with your regular trash container.
Trash Holiday Schedule:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Reminder: when a holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, your collection will be delayed one day to Thursday.
For trash, you are allowed to fill your trash toter and place one (1) additional bag on top of the trash toter.
Each household is permitted to set out one bulk item on Wednesday, the same day as the trash and recycling collection. Acceptable bulk items include the following: furniture, mattress & box spring, carpet (rolled and tied—maximum length 48”), washers, dryers, dishwashers, or other household item too large for regular weekly collection. If you are in doubt about an item for bulk collection, please call Republic for clarification.
Bulk items requiring special handling must be called in to Republic for collection prior to the regular pickup day. These items include: refrigerators, freezers, other appliances containing Freon or other refrigerant.
Acceptable recycling items include the following: plastic containers with symbol # 1-7, aluminum and bimetal food and beverage containers, bottles and jars (glass, clear, green and brown), newsprint, cardboard, residential mixed paper (junk mail, magazines, telephone books, copier paper), cereal boxes.
Unacceptable items include the fol-lowing: window or auto glass, drink-ing glasses, mirrors, light bulbs, ce-ramic, porcelain, microwave trays, cookware, bake ware, un-numbered plastic items, salad or deli containers, plastic food tubs, batteries, cardboard paper with wax coating, cooking pots, toasters, scrap metal and siding.
You are reminded that Pennsylvania passed the Covered Devices Recycling Act which regulates disposal of certain electronics. Residents and businesses may no longer place these items at the curb as trash: televisions, desktop computers, laptops, monitors, comput-er accessories (keyboards, mouse, printers, speakers). They must be taken to our County’s recycling center at 1625 S Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA