Sanitation: Trash & Recycling

  1. Recycling
  2. Trash

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

  • Up to 2 bulk items per week are included with normal trash collection. Box springs and mattress are required to be wrapped in plastic.
  • Televisions, computers, or pianos are not eligible for collection by the municipal recycling or trash collection progam.

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

    Televisons may be eligible for collection through:

  • Items containing Freon must pay a $10 fee and be scheduled for pick up. To schedule a pick up please call 610-623-7300.

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. Borough agreement with RetrieveR.

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.