Garbage & Recycling
Township Trash & Recycling Collection
The township contracts for the collection of refuse and recycling material for East Caln Township. Every single family home is provided with a waste toter for refuse material and a recycle toter.
All refuse, except for bulk refuse, must be placed in the toter at curbside by 5:00 am on the designated trash day. Pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays. Bulk refuse is the third Thursday of the month and recycling is on Thursdays.
Trash is not picked up on holidays, it is collected the next day and the rest of the week shifts. For example, if the holiday is Monday, trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday that week. If the holiday is Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the trash will be picked up on Friday. Monday’s collection is not affected.
Bulk Refuse Material
Bulk refuse may include either two extra bags of trash or one large appliance or piece of furniture. Special arrangements are required for any appliance that contains Freon, i.e. air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.
Branch Pick Up
The Township will have a chipper working the fourth Wednesday of every month. If you have a lot of branches they will pick up the next day (weather permitting) The branches can be no larger then four (4") inches in diameter and can be any length. No root balls, No bamboo. They will take whole or partial branches. Please do not park on the street near the branches to be picked up, the contractor will not chip any items that have a car parked nearby and your branches will not be taken. Thank You.
The recycling program includes the following materials: metal cans, glass, plastics numbers 1 to 7 commingled in the recycling container. along with newspapers, magazines, corrugated cardboard and junk mail can be together in the recycle toter.
Anyone with questions should call the Township Office at (610) 269-1989.