Trash Guidelines

Frequency of Collections
  • Trash will be picked up once a week and recyclable materials will also be picked up once a week except for emergencies.
  • Pick-up is between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Pick up could run later on days when the volume of the materials are large.
  • All containers are to be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on your normal day of collection.
  • Containers brought to the curb for collection are not to be brought out before 7 p.m. the day before the regularly scheduled collection, and must be returned to the rear house line before 11 p.m. on the day of collection.
Trash Containers
  • Containers must be watertight with covers and made of rust resistant metal or plastic with not more than a 35 gallon capacity (50 pounds when full).
  • Every homeowner is required to use a container.
  • No more than 150 pounds will be collected from any household at 1 time.
  • Residents who already own commercial containers on wheels must bag their refuse before placing it in the container.
  • It is suggested that each property owner identify his permanent container by painting his street number on the container.
Trash Container Storage
  • Containers may be placed near the side/rear house lines.
  • Dogs must be chained or confined away from containers otherwise trash or recyclables will not be collected.
Preparation of Trash & Refuse
  • All refuse must be drained and free from liquids before being placed in refuse containers.
  • Loose material must be in bags or tied in bundles.
  • All paint cans and extra trash (non household) must be placed at curb for pick up. All paint cans must be placed in a cardboard box. Call 688-5600 extension 196 to have paint cans collected.
  • All needles must be placed in a heavy duty plastic container such as laundry detergent bottles, with the lid tightly closed and marked needles on the container. This container should be placed on top of your can in full view of your collector.
Banned Items
Items not be accepted in the normal refuse collection
  • Flammable liquids, asphalt, pathological wastes, animals or animal waste, construction, demolition and remodeling, or hazardous materials
  • Dirt, commercial ashes, foundry sand, fly ash, cinders, sludge, gravel, brick, rocks, concrete, concrete products, steel or cardboard drums
  • Refrigerators, stoves, dehumidifiers, water heaters, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, or any other large appliances
  • Bed springs, box springs, metal beds, fencing or posts
  • Motor vehicles or parts of motor vehicles
  • Industrial refuse resulting from manufacturing processing operations
  • Refuse from meat or food processing plant operations
  • Sewage sludge
  • Material which in the opinion of the Public Works Department is excessively wet
  • Industrial and/or hazardous wastes as defined by the United States Department of Environmental Resources
  • Refuse resulting from the repair, excavation, or construction of buildings, such as sand, earth, lumber, brick, stone, mortar, plaster, roofing materials, etc. shall be removed at the expense of the owner or the contractor doing the work. It will not be collected by the township
  • Bulk items, such as large appliances, furniture, and fencing. Please see Open Truck / Bulk Trash Collections for information on disposal of these items
  • Hazardous materials may be disposed of at Delaware county's Household Hazardous Waste Collections Events, which are held throughout the year