Special Collections Information

Palmer Township Trash & Recycling Special Curbside Collections
Palmer Township Special Curbside Collection
Items should be placed curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Special collection trucks will be disbursed to locations where items are located and may take an additional day or two to be picked up.

Yard Waste Collection
Weeks of June 1 and November 9 Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings) will be collected curbside.

Place your yard waste in any open top container (your old green, round recycling container or a clean trash container, NOT YOUR AUTOMATED CART), tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’, and weighing no more than 40lbs, or place in compostable paper bags (NO PLASTIC BAGS, ROPE OR TWINE).

No grass clippings, tree stumps, loose soils, sod, any wood or tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter; human or animal excrement; noxious weeds or soil contaminated with hazardous substances.

Leaf Collection
The Township’s curbside collection of leaves will take place for eight (8) weeks during the fall. Residents must rake their leaves into the street close to the curb.

Bulk Item Collection
Weeks of March 2, May 11, September 14, and December 30 Each residence is allowed to put out one (1) bulk item during each of these collection weeks, the night before their regularly scheduled collection day. Bulk items are defined as items too large to fit into the trash cart; and the general rule of thumb is an item the approximate dimensions and weight of a standard size sofa that can be carried by two (2) men.

Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses, rolled up and tied rugs no larger than 3’ x 6’. Unacceptable materials that will not be collected include construction materials or debris, electronics, hazardous waste, tires, yard waste, grass clippings, or additional household trash.

Christmas Tree Collection
First three (3) full weeks of January Christmas trees will be collected the first full three (3) weeks of January each year. Trees will only be collected if tinsel, ornaments, tree stands and plastic transport bags have been removed.

Household Appliances/Metals Collection
Weeks of April 6 and September 28 Each residence is allowed to put out one (1) appliance or metal item during each of these collection weeks, the night before their regularly scheduled collection day. These items are defined as items too large to fit into the trash cart; and the general rule of thumb is an item the approximate dimensions and weight of a standard size sofa that can be carried by two (2) men and no larger than 3’ x 6’.

Metal items include appliances such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and freezers (remove doors; All Freon must be removed professionally and tagged prior to being placed at curb), washers, dryers, hot water heaters, bicycles, and push-behind lawnmowers (oil and gas removed), BBQ grills (gas and/or charcoal removed), bed frames, and various other household metal items.

Unacceptable materials that will not be collected include construction materials or debris, electronics, hazardous waste, tires, yard waste, grass clippings, or additional household trash.

Special Volume Collection
This collection is available for large amounts of household trash only and must be bagged or in cans (not to exceed 32 gallon standard size and 40 lb. weight limit). Bulk items, as described above under Bulk Item Waste Collection, are specifically excluded from this collection.

Residents must schedule and pay in advance by contacting Waste Management (800) 621-2100. Identify yourself as a resident of Palmer Township, PA in order to receive the price of $25 per collection.



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