Municipal Waste Services

Collegeville Borough

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Our Customer Service team hours are:

  • 8am – 5pm Monday-Friday
  • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
  • Direct Dial 610-936-9967
Providing Services to Your Community

Your Service Day is Tuesday

Place the trash and recycling out on Monday evening for Tuesday pick up.
Trash Services
All You Need to Know About

Trash Service in Collegeville Borough

Collegeville Borough’s trash and recycling is collected by Whitetail Disposal. Trash and recyclables are picked up once each week on Tuesdays.

Trash and recyclables should be placed curbside Monday evening for early morning Tuesday pick-up.  The limit for trash is three (3) bags or containers.

  • Your containers should be at least 3 feet clear of any other objects including other carts, mailboxes, cars, street signs, etc.
  • Wheels on your cart should be toward the house so that all materials are emptied.
  • Be sure trash is bagged and lids are closed to prevent spills.

We cannot take:

  • Hazardous waste including radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or acidic items.
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Bulk services
Large Item Removal

Bulk Service

To ensure proper pick up, all bulk items must be scheduled in advance by contacting the office by noon on Monday.


  • Loveseat: $10, Couch: $30, BBQ Grill:$15, Washer: $20, Dryer: $15, Area Rug: $20, Television:$55, Dresser: $25, Stove: $20, Recliner: $25, Futon: $20, Fridge: $55, Mattress: $15, Box Spring: $15, Entertainment Unit: $25, Carpet/3 rolls taped: $10, Exercise Machine: $30.

Mattresses and Toilets

For our employees’ safety:

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

How to Schedule

Contact our Borough Department by 12 noon on Monday to schedule:

Recycling Guide
We Are Here to Guide You

Recycling Services

Recycling should placed in a containers that are marked as recycling.

Recyclables must be clean and dry.

Do not bag recyclables.

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Acceptable Items


 All bottles and containers must be rinsed clean and dry.

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


Shredded paper cannot be recycle. It clogs the recycling sorting line.

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


Must be broken down.

If cardboard is soiled, compost or trash it.


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

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.


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

Dirty recycling is contaminated recycling.

Unacceptable Items


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 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.


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.


Food and yard was cannot be recycled through our curbside program.

Compost or utilize UMT’s yard waste program.



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.

Yard Waste and Leaves
Learn How to Dispose

Yard Waste and Leaves

The most environmentally correct way to dispose of leaves is to utilize the borough’s compost site.

Collegeville Borough, along with Trappe Borough, operate a compost site on West Seventh Avenue in Trappe. Residents of the two Boroughs may drop off yard waste at the compost site free of charge.


The facility accepts leaves, grass trimmings, branches, twigs, weeds and other general biodegradable yard waste.

Residents of the two Boroughs may drop off yard waste at the compost site free of charge.

  • Identification will be required.
  • Questions about hours of operation or acceptable waste can directed to Public Works Department at 610.489.2831.

**Please do not drop off food or compostable containers, wire, weed barriers or other non-biodegradable items that may be found in your yard.

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.
Holiday Services
Holiday Services and Schedule

Collegeville Borough

There are no holiday delays for the borough in 2022.
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Municipal Waste Services

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have anything unusual like construction material, paint cans, or appliances, please contact us first –  we may be able to help make these items disappear for you!

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