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Waste Management Automated Trash System FAQ’s

Garbage collection will be changing in 2024 with a new automated cart system. Previously, pickup was every Monday or Thursday – beginning the week of January 8th, 2024, you may have a new pickup date. Please refer to the Waste Management 2024 Schedule and Street Listing for information on your pickup day.  Recycling will be picked up bi-monthly as indicated on the 2024 Recycling Collection Schedule.

All residents will be receiving new trash and recycling bins in early 2024. The new automated system will not begin until April of 2024. Each household will receive one 96-gallon green cart with a green lid for trash collection and a 64-gallon blue cart with a blue lid for recycling. 

Automated collection offers our community safe, clean and efficient curbside trash and recycling collection. Carts are on wheels, which make moving them easy, and the attached lids help keep pests out of containers and reduce fly-away litter. This service also decreases the risk of driver injury and greater productivity.

Some common questions about the new trash and recycling program, and their answers, can be found in the Trash & Recycling Collection FAQs. If you have any questions regarding the new program, please reach out to the Borough Offices.

Holidays may affect your regular pickup schedules. If your service day falls on or after a WM-observed holiday (excluding weekends), your pickup will be delayed one day. For the latest updates on holiday schedule changes, visit the Waste Management website at www.wm.com.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Solid Waste

Bulk items per residence will be collected at the end of each month. Beginning in April of 2024 no bulk items will be picked up outside of the Bulk Pickup Week each month. Please refer to the 2024 Solid Waste and Recycling Schedule for bulk collection dates.

State laws prohibit the collection the following items: televisions, paint, oil, petroleum products, batteries, appliances containing of CFCs (Freon), chemicals, engine or car parts, electronics, and hazardous or infectious wastes. More information on recycling can be found in this Recycling Resource Directory.

Please note tires cannot be collected and televisions must be properly recycled.  Please refer to the Recycling Resource Directory linked above for disposal information.

Garbage and recycling containers must only be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. the day before collection. Recyclables will not be taken if they are placed in bags.

If your garbage and/or recycling has been missed, report it by calling Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.

For more information on Solid Waste pickup, please visit the Waste Management website.

Local Shred Events

Stay tuned for upcoming shred events in 2024.

Glass Recycling is Here!

Four Steps to Drop off Accepted Glass:

  1. Enter the Fire Department lot on Grove Road.
  2. Follow the directional arrows to the glass recycling container.
  3. Carefully drop your glass through the container window. (Please be sure to take with you any boxes or bags you used to transport the glass.)
  4. Once you’re done, exit the lot onto Grove Road.

Glass is now accepted in your regular recycling as well.

Recycling

Make a resolution to recycle in 2024! For tips visit PRC No Waste New Year.

State laws prohibit the collection the following items: televisions, paint, oil, petroleum products, batteries, appliances containing of CFCs (Freon), chemicals, engine or car parts, electronics, and hazardous or infectious wastes. More information on recycling can be found in this Recycling Resource Directory.

PRC hosts Hard to Recycle Events throughout the year. Please view their 2024 schedule here: Calendar – PRC Hard to Recycle

Please note tires cannot be collected and televisions must be properly recycled.  Please refer to the Recycling Resource Directory linked above for disposal information.

Recycling is collected from Castle Shannon every other week. Please refer to the 2024 Recycling and Solid Waste Schedule for your recycling dates.  Please place recycling in either a blue recycling bin or another container marked “recycling.” Do not place recycling in plastic bags. Beginning in April of 2024 your recycling must be placed in the provided Waste Management recycling containers. 

Recycling does not need to be sorted as we are a single-stream community. Glass is now accepted in your regular recycling. View the 2024 Recycling Guidelines for more information.  When in doubt, throw it out in the regular trash.

 

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