Business Recycling in Palmer
Palmer Township manages yard waste through encouraging grasscycling, two (2) curbside yard waste collections each year in the spring and fall, a fall curbside leaf collection, and two (2) drop-off locations.
Curbside Yard Waste Collection
(spring and fall, see Special Curbside Collections for dates)
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 40 pounds, 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 to include bamboo or soil contaminated with hazardous substances.
Curbside 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. Collection is weather dependent.
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Collected during the first full three (3) weeks each January. Please remove tinsel, ornaments, and tree stands. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected.
Yard Waste Drop-Off Recycling Center
For Palmer Township Residents Only
This monitored facility is open to Palmer residents only and is located at the end of Berks Street.
No bagging or bundling of materials is needed. Accepts unlimited amounts of yard waste including leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings; limbs up to twelve (12) inches in diameter.
Construction waste, stumps, grass clippings, tree limbs over twelve (12) inches in diameter, loose soils, sod, food waste (including food waste from gardens or orchards), plastics or synthetic fibers, wood, human or animal excrement, noxious weeds to include bamboo or soil contaminated with hazardous substances. If any load is deemed contaminated the whole load will be rejected.
Car trunk full: $5.00
Pick-up or small utility trailer (smaller than or equal to 8' X 8') each: $12.00
Large trailer (larger than 8' X 8' or tandem axle): $30.00
Non-commercial stake body truck: $30.00
Non-commercial small dump truck: $30.00 (up to Class 4 window sticker)
Commercial large trailer (larger than 8' X 8' or tandem axle): $60.00
Commercial stake body truck: $60.00
Commercial small dump truck: $60.00 (up to Class 4 window sticker)
No large dump trucks allowed. If you have small amounts of yard waste they can be brought to the Hartley Avenue Recycling Center and placed in the yard waste dumpster.
Hours of Operation:
Days and Hours of Operation:
December - 1st Sunday of the month - 12 Noon to 4 PM
January - 1st Sunday of the month* - 12 Noon to 4 PM
February - 1st Sunday of the month - 12 Noon to 4 PM
March - Every Sunday ** - 12 Noon to 4 PM
April through November
Saturday** - 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday** - 12 Noon to 4 PM
Wednesdays - 9 AM to 3 PM
* If January 1 is a Sunday the facility would be opened on January 8
** Except Holidays
NO LARGE DUMP TRUCKS ARE ALLOWED. CONTAMINATED LOADS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
NOTE: Hours are subject to change due to weather and other conditions. Heavy rain, snow or extreme cold may force the temporary closure of this site. This facility may open additional hours to handle materials in the event of a serious storm. Check the website at www.palmertwp.com or call the municipal building at (610) 253-7191 for more information.
Again this year, the Palmer Township Public Works Department will load mulch for free at the Berks Street Yard Waste Facility on the following Saturdays (weather permitting and while supplies last) from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while supplies last: June 5, July 3, August 7 and September 4. The township provides no statement or warranty on the mulch's quality.
No special equipment is necessary. While mulching mowers and blades are available and do a great job, any conventional mower can grasscycle, just remove the bag! In the case of rear discharge mowers, the exhaust chute must be shut off. Adapter kits or retro-fit kits are available for your conventional mowers.