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Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

Garbage collection will be every Monday or Thursday. Please refer to our 2022 WM Waste and Recycling Calendar for more information.  Recycling will be picked up bi-monthly as indicated on the 2022 Recycling Collection Schedule. Solid Waste & Recycling pick up days by street can be found here.

Holidays may affect your regular pickup schedules. If your service day falls on or after a WM-observed holiday, 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

Only one (1) bulk item per residence will be collected per week.

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 6 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

Guardian Storage has a few upcoming local Shred Events. For more information visit Guardian Storage Shred Events

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.

Recycling

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.

Recycling is collected from Castle Shannon every other week. Please refer to the 2022 Recycling Calendar for your recycling dates.  Please place recycling in either a blue recycling bin or another container marked “recycling.” Do not place recycling in plastic grocery bags. Please refer to the PRC website for the 2022 Collection Events

Beginning in 2020, the municipality will be charged $150 for every load the recycling plant deems contaminated. Residential recycling bins that are clearly contaminated might not be collected.

Recycling does not need to be sorted as we are a single-stream community. PLEASE NOTE: Glass of any type is no longer accepted. Plastics labeled 3-7 are no longer collected.  Download the Trash and Recycling Guidelines for more information.  When in doubt, throw it out in the regular trash.

Commercial and Institutional Recycling

As of January 2019, all commercial businesses must establish private recycling pick up for your facility.  Recycling is mandatory for all commercial, municipal and institutional establishments in the Borough of Castle Shannon in accordance with Borough of Castle Shannon Ordinance #746 Regulating the Collection and Recycling of Recyclable Materials.  Please follow the above recycling rules. An annual report to the Borough shall be submitted by January 15 of the following year. Please completed the annual report form  here.

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