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.  

Weekly Collections

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. 
  • All cardboard must be flattened and tied or bundled or flattened and placed in a rigid wall container clearly labeled for recycling.

Holiday Week Collection

Trash & Recycling pick-up the week of Memorial Day and Labor Day will be pushed back by one day. 

Week of Memorial Day: Collection day is Wednesday, June 2nd

Week of Labor Day:       Collection day is Wednesday, September 8th

Trash Bag Taped
Trash Bag Tied
recycling bin

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. 

Why the Township chose the Pay-As-You-Throw program


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.

Recycling guidelines for paper and commingled materials

Disposal Lists

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.