Trash and Recyclables

The Borough of Waynesboro has entered into a new contract for trash and recyclables collection with Waste Management and the new contract contains some new and innovative ideas.  First of all, trash customers of the Borough of Waynesboro will receive one (1) 64-gallon recyclable container, free of charge, for the length of the contract.  These containers are larger and more mobile than the current recycling bins, and will accommodate the additional recyclables generated by the upgraded “single stream” recycling system.  This new container will also enable our customers to store recyclables more efficiently, and easily move the container to the curb.

The Borough wishes to remind our customers that recycling is mandatory in Waynesboro, and we now use a “single stream” system.  All recyclables, including paper goods, cardboard, and a new and larger list of recyclables, are to be co-mingled in the container.  A copy of the accepted recyclables is included with this notice.

If you wish to keep the old green 18-gallon container you currently use (please, however, use the new container for recyclables), you may do so; if not, place the container at the curb in an upside-down position on your regular recycling day, and Waste Management will collect and recycle it.  Please note that the new recycling containers will remain the property of Waste Management, and will be collected by Waste Management at the end of the contract which will end on December 31, 2015.

Also, customers wishing to utilize a large 96-gallon, wheeled trash container may rent one from Waste Management for $6.00 per quarter (or a yearly payment of $24.00).  To order the container, call Waste Management at 800-593-9529.

Finally, due to new regulations from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, electronics equipment (including computers, video monitors, TVs and similar items – see the list accompanying this announcement) may not legally be collected by trash haulers.  Electronics placed at the curb will be tagged and left at the curb.  DO NOT place any prohibited electronics out for collection.  Electronics must be taken to an approved electronics disposal site.  Washington Township’s Transfer Station, located at 12721 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA (Telephone: 717-762-4413) is an approved disposal site.  Additional sites may be viewed at: Department of Environmental Protection.

We believe the new methods will provide for improved recycling and trash removal, and will save the life of landfills, which will ultimately save disposal costs in the long-run.

If you have any questions, please visit the Borough Office or call 762-2101.



Residents are reminded that trash and recyclables are to be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day before collection, and no later than 6:00 a.m. the day of collection.


  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Trees
  • Rubbish from construction
  • Stones
  • Street refuse
  • Dead animals
  • Abandoned large machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Any other large, bulky items


Grass clippings will be collected on a weekly basis if they are in containers not exceeding thirty-two (32) gallons and placed in containers separate from other refuse. Grass clippings will be considered in the three (3) container limit imposed.


Tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items will be collected on an “every other week” basis on non-recycling collection weeks (see Schedule below). Tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items must be tied in bundles not exceeding four (4) feet in length and fifty (50) pounds in weight, or placed in a container not larger than thirty-two (32) gallons, separate from other refuse. If these items are in excess of the three (3) container maximum permitted, the Contractor may charge a per bundle or container fee for additional items.


Borough trash customers may place one (1) large item at the curb for collection at no additional charge. Large-item pick-up will only occur on recycling weeks (see Calendar).

Acceptable items are: sofas, desks, chairs, tables, mattresses, box springs, dishwashers, hot water heaters, washers, dryers and similar items, provided that two (2) people can lift them on the back of a truck.

Items that will not be picked up are: household and hazardous waste, paints, herbicides, insecticides, solvents, chemicals, propane tanks, liquids, batteries, tires, tree stumps, concrete, construction debris and loose piles of items. Batteries, tires and paint can be taken to the Washington Township Refuse Transfer Station for disposal. Batteries will be accepted at no charge; however, a nominal fee will be charged for the disposal of tires. Paints must be dry – either remove the lid and let it dry or add “kitty litter” until it is dried in the can.

Items containing freon, such as freezers, refrigerators, de-humidifiers and air conditioners, will be picked up on an item-by-item basis, for a special fee. Individuals wishing to have items containing freon picked up should call Waste Management at (717) 597-5961 and arrange for the special pick-up.


Residents may now single-stream ALL recyclables currently accepted by Waste Management for curbside pick-up. Recyclables are collected on an “every other week” basis (see Calendar)(2015 Printable Calendar)

Accepted items are:

  • Magazines
  • Office Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Paper Cardboard, Dairy and Juice Containers
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin or Steel Cans
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers #1-7

DO NOT INCLUDE food waste, pizza boxes, films, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or styrofoam cups and containers.


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