Trash & Recycling

Easttown Township contracts with a hauler to collect trash and recyclables from residential properties and apartment buildings of three units or less. Trash must be placed in covered containers and residents are allowed up to eight (8) 64-gallon containers per collection day.

2021 - 2022 Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Schedule

Trash and recyclables must be placed curbside by 6 am on your scheduled date of collection. The empty containers must be removed before 8 pm the day of collection. 

There is no service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on your collection day, then kindly check the Calendar for the day of your service.

Bulk items will be collected on your scheduled trash day. Residents may dispose of one bulk item per week.  Types of bulk items include hot water heaters, sofas, rugs, mattresses, furniture, etc., having an individual weight of not more than 250 pounds.  Items containing refrigerants (i.e. freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.) and materials classified as hazardous are not bulk items.

Non-Recyclable Items

Wax coated paper or cardboard, any material with food debris, batteries of any kind, styrofoam of any kind, mirrors, window or auto glass, porcelain, ceramics, glass cookware & bakeware, microwave oven trays, drinking glasses, perfume or cologne bottles blue glass, plate glass, light bulbs (NOT CFL's - see Household Hazardous Waste Collection), Plastic containers not numbered 1 through 7, wraps and packaging, six-pack rings, motor oil bottles, plastic plates, cups and cutlery, and plastic shipping peanuts. Aluminum foil, plates, tubing, tools, machine parts, metal folding chairs and shelving can also be thrown in the trash. Also throw away paper plates, towels and napkins, food or grease-stained pizza boxes, colored-in coloring books, thermal fax paper, non-tearable envelopes and hardbound books. No coat hangers, wire, household items such as toasters, cookware, bakeware, electronics.

Place in the Recycle Bin: clear, brown and green bottles and jars. Please empty and rinse containers, leave labels on and remove neckbands and metal lids. Recycle plastic containers numbers 1 through 7 only, which includes most soda, milk, juice, water. and detergent containers. Empty and rinse and leave the labels on. Aluminum and steel recyclable items include food and beverage cans, emptied and punctured aerosol cans. Empty, rinse and leave the labels on. Aluminum cans can be flattened, if possible. Paper and cardboard including newspapers, magazines, tearable envelopes with or without a window, school and office paper, telephone books, corrugated boxes, shoe or gift boxes, clean food boxes (with the waxed liners removed), nonmetallic wrapping paper, orange juice, milk and cardboard juice containers, and paper grocery bags. Combine all recyclable papers, flatten or cut boxes to fit inside the recycle toter. Larger corrugated or cardboard boxes must be cut and flattened into 2' x 2' pieces.

Remember that it is Single-Stream Recycling and all of your recycling can be tossed into the toter without separating. However, it is important to recycle correctly! Items that don’t belong in the recycling can damage sorting machinery, causing expensive delays. Also, when the wrong materials get mixed in with the right ones (known as “contamination” in the recycling world), it reduces the value of other recyclables that were sorted correctly. Please read these two flyers for important information on what can and cannot be recycled:

Recycling Simplified: What you can recycle

How can we make recycling better together

If you have a problem with trash or recycling collection, please call the Township at 610-687-3000. No need to directly contact Republic, as Township Staff will address the issue with Republic.

The Township’s goal is to provide you with continued quality trash and recycling services. For updates and general information, check the website. For specific questions, kindly call Don Curley at 610-687-3000 ext. 114, or email him at

Read this flyer from Republic on What Can Be Recycled

Watch this Short Video from Republic on Recycling

Trex Recycling Program

Easttown is excited to participate in the Trex recycling program! Thanks to the Easttown EAC, local volunteers and in conjunction with the TE Green Team, Easttown is now collecting plastic films such as ziploc bags, plastic Amazon bags, single-use grocery bags and more. Nothing is better than reducing use and this recycling program helps keep plastic films out of the landfill and out of our rivers by turning them into Trex products. The bins are located in the Easttown Library and Administration Building lobby.

Flyer Trex-beyondthebag