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Municipal Waste Services

Collegeville Borough

About the Service
Municipal Waste Services

Borough of Collegeville

Whitetail Disposal is proud to partner with the Borough of Collegeville to provide waste and recycling services to its residents.

To reach our borough customer service team by phone at 610-754-0103 option 2.

8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturdays.

Your collection day is Tuesday and all waste and recycling should be placed curbside Monday night.

What You Need to Know

Trash Service

  • Your collection day is Tuesday
  • All waste and recycling should be placed curbside Monday night.
  • Please do not put anything you do not wish to be picked up near your carts.
  • Trash should be bagged.

  • Please make sure your cans have at least 4 feet clearance from any other objects including mailboxes, cars, street signs, etc.
  • To help us prevent waste spills please make sure your container lid is closed.
  • Wheels on your toters should be toward the house so that all materials are emptied.

For safety and health reasons we cannot take:

  • Demolition and construction material including drywall, bricks, lumber and shingles.
  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic
  • Automotive parts
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Here to Guide You On

Recycling

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Acceptable Items

plastic_bottles

Plastic 1 and 2 are preferred but  1-7 are accepted.

Recycle plastics by shape: bottles, jars, jugs and tubs. 

All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

metalcans

Recycle empty tin, aluminum and steel cans.

All food and beverage cans must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

newspapers

Paper, newspaper and magazines are good to recycle.

If paper is soiled or wet, compost or trash it.

Cardboardbox

Flatten and bundle all cardboard and paperboard when not placing inside toter.

Pizza boxes are trash and not recyclable.

Bottles

Glass food bottles and jars can be recycled.

Not all glass is recyclable. Glass that has specialized chemical compositions such as tempered glass are not recyclable. 

Make sure glass containers are rinsed out and completely empty to avoid contamination.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

Unacceptable Items

plastic bottles

If you must bag your recyclables, see through bags are required.

Any recyclables bagged in solid (non-see through) bags must be handled as trash.

plastic-bags

Plastic bags are not accepted as part of curbside recycling programs – they get tangled in equipment and threaten worker safety.

Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores.

plastic

Plastic wrap, bubble wrap, sandwich bags and freezer bags should not go in the recycle bin.

Reuse whenever possible for presents, moving, or storage of similar items, or look for local options to recycle.

chip-bag-recycling

Flexible packaging like chip bags and juice or soup pouches cannot be recycled in curbside programs.

This type of packaging is made from multiple materials preventing it from being recycled.

wax-cups

Cups with plastic or waxed coatings are not recyclable. The plastic lids should be trashed as well.

Invest in and carry a reusable cup instead.

styrofoam

Polystyrene foam, plastic “to-go” containers and cups are made of non-recyclable materials, and are not acceptable in the curbside recycling program.

Packing peanuts aren’t recyclable either, however some shipping stores will take peanuts back for reuse.

Bulk, Hazardous, & Yard Waste
What you need to know about

Bulk items, Hazardous Waste, and Yard Waste

Large Items and Items That Don’t Fit in Your Container

Bulk Items

To ensure proper pick up all bulk items must be scheduled in advance by calling the office at 610-754-0103 option 2 or by email.

Please contact us by noon Monday.

 

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For our employee’s safety

  • Mattresses and box springs  must wrapped in plastic
  • Toilets must be bagged
Bulk Services

Yard Waste and Leaves

The most environmentally correct way to dispose of leaves is to utilize the borough’s compost site located on W. 7th Ave in Trappe.

The Borough operates a yard waste compost site on West Seventh Avenue in Trappe.

Questions about hours of operation or acceptable waste can directed to Public Works Department at 610.489.2831.

The facility accepts leaves, grass trimmings, branches, twigs, weeds and other general biodegradable yard waste. **Please do not drop off food or compostable containers, wire, weed barriers or other non-biodegradable items that may be found in your yard.

Residents of the two Boroughs may drop off yard waste at the compost site free of charge. Identification will be required.  Residents and non-residents are permitted to take compost and mulch free of charge.

Curbside leaf collection occurs annually.

Please check the Borough of Collegeville’s “Bulletin Board” for the annual date.

  • Only leaves will be collected. Grass clippings, twigs and other yard waste will not be collected.
  • Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags.
  • Bags must be curbside for collection.
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Hazardous Waste

Montgomery County offers hazardous waste (paint, pool chemicals, gasoline, etc.) and electronic waste drop-offs periodically throughout the year. Check out their website for more details.

Hazardous Waste
Holiday Schedule
Whitetail Disposal

2022 Holiday Schedule

There are no holiday delays for Collegeville Borough.

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