Sanitation: Trash & Recycling

  1. Recycling
  2. Trash

Bulk / Metal / Items Containing Freon /County Hazardous Waste Collection Information

  • Residents are allowed up to 2 bulk items per week with their normal trash collection. Box springs and mattress are required to be wrapped in plastic or they will not be collected.
  • Televisions, computers, or pianos are not eligible for collection by the municipal recycling or trash collection progams.

    Televisions in working conditions are accepted by the Salvation Army at:
    66 Chester Pike Collingdale, PA 19023 Phone: 610-461-9102

    Televisions are accepted by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County. To schedule a pickup or drop off call 610-874-8451

    Televisons are also handled by: https://retrievr.com/ 

  • Items containing Freon must pay a $10 fee and be scheduled for pick up. To schedule a pick up please call 610-623-7300.
  • TV’S-  The Borough of Lansdowne does not pickup Television sets of any kind.

Recycling Guidelines


The Borough encourages all residents to visit RetrieveR Inc. for disposal of clothes and electronics. Retrievr is a program that collects these items right from your door and recycles them.

The Borough Collecition system accepts a mixed-stream where all of the following are eligible materials:

  • (Soda/Juice/Water Bottles, Milk Jugs, Bleach/Detergent, Shampoo Bottles)
  • Cardboard/Brown Paper Bags
  • Food containers, baby bottles, disposable cups
  • Glass Bottles/Jars (any color)
  • Junk Mail/Envelopes (all types)
  • Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs
  • Paper (all colors, staples/paperclips are okay)
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes - remove plastic liner, beer and soda carriers)
  • Plastic narrow neck bottles numbered Number 1-2
  • Plastics Number 1, Number 2, Number 4, Number 5, Number 7
  • Telephone/Soft Cover Books

What not to include:

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

Commercial Recycling Information

All apartments, condominiums, and businesses are required to recycle.