Trash & Recycling
Trash and recycling curbside pick-up for those on the PAYT program continues on Tuesdays as usual. Please have items curbside before 6 AM.
Waste and recyclable materials are collected on Tuesdays. If a collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be made the next day. Have recyclables and waste at the curb by 6 a.m. of the collection day. West Whiteland Township strongly recommends that you put all trash/recycling curbside the night before. This will avoid "missed collections" due to the trucks driving by your home at times to which you are unaccustomed. Please keep the following in mind when placing trash and recycling at the curb:
- Trash must be placed in official Township trash bags which are securely tied or sealed before being placed at the curb
- Broken mirrors or non-recycling glass should be placed in a cardboard box and clearly labeled “Broken Glass” for the trash hauler to pick up.
- Please do not place trash bags and recycling containers in the street for any reason!
- All recycling must be placed in rigid wall containers. Recycling materials in plastic bags will not be collected. Recycling bins can be purchased at any hardware store. You can also purchase WWT recycling bins at the Township building for $15 in the Trash/Recycling department on the first floor.
- All cardboard must be flattened and tied or bundled or flattened and placed in a rigid wall container clearly labeled for recycling.
- NO LOOSE BOXES WILL BE COLLECTED
Holiday Week Collection
Recycling pick-up the week of Labor Day will be on Wednesday, Sept. 9 instead of Tuesday, Sept. 9. Trash pick-up will remain on Tuesday, Sept. 9 as usual.
Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program
West Whiteland Township’s PAYT program requires residents to purchase official Township trash bags to be picked up by the hauler. The Board of Supervisors adopted the program because it is cost effective and fair; people with more trash pay more. Additionally, it encourages recycling by charging a flat rate for recycling, while nonrecyclable waste can generate additional bag charges.
The Township practices dual stream recycling, in which residents separate their paper from the other recyclable materials, such as plastic and glass. While this requires a bit of extra effort, it creates cleaner recycling material, thus increasing its value and helping the environment.In addition,
Special Note: During the Covid-19 restrictions, Blosenski is reducing the number of trucks and staff necessary for weekly pick-ups for the safety of their staff. You may see your recycling combined into one truck. This is a SHORT-TERM solution that we are sharing so that everyone understands this temporary change. Please stay in the habit of separating your paper from your other recyclables so that all of your items continue to be collected when these additional safety precautions have passed.
Please take a look at the list below before discarding items in the trash. Many of these items can be repurposed, reducing the waste for your weekly collection and in our landfills. For items that cannot be recycled, information is given on how to dispose of this waste responsibly and safely.
- Automotive Waste (PDF)
- Batteries (Residential) (PDF)
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (PDF)
- Computers & Electronics (PDF)
- Cooking Oil (PDF)
- Fire Extinguishers (PDF)
- Freon Items (PDF)
- Household Hazardous Waste (PDF)
- Mattress Disposal (PDF)
- Paint (PDF)
- Prescription Drugs (PDF)
- Propane Tanks (PDF)
- Smoke Detectors (PDF)