Trash Pickup and Recycling

items acceptable for recycling

Items For Recycling


Please note: Upper Allen Township’s trash hauler is Republic Services. Penn Waste is the only area facility that takes the recyclables collected by Republic Services, so Republic Services customers must now follow Penn Waste’s new guidelines.

Republic Services (formerly York Waste) is responsible for the collection of residential trash in Upper Allen Township. Each household is allowed to put out six bags of trash as well as one bulk item per week.

When putting out items containing Freon, residents must call Republic Services at 1-800-210-9675 to schedule a pickup.


Trash Service Map 


General Waste Removal Helpful Hints


Always place trash and recycle out the evening before the pickup day (after 6 p.m.)


Containers for household waste cannot exceed 32 gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds each.


Sprinkle a little household vinegar in the bag before you tie it shut and place it at the curb for pickup to deter animals from getting into trash bags.


DO NOT place hazardous waste of any type, such as insecticides, pesticides, construction and building materials, rocks, stones, concrete, car parts or similar materials as part of your weekly waste removal services.

Please adhere to the limit of 6 bags per household. Any extra cans or bags are an additional charge that must be prescheduled and prepaid prior to pick up by calling ahead.

Non-Acceptable Recycling Items


Bulk Items – Please call Republic Services to schedule a pickup of white goods (appliances) such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, air conditioners, hot water heaters.

Bulk (large) items that may be placed at the curb with your regular trash (1 large item per week) include items such as:

Carpet 48” maximum length rolled & tied


Mattresses and box springs


Car tires only (must be off rims)

Scrap metal no more than 48” long

Discarded lawnmowers must have gasoline and motor oil removed


Plumbing fixtures including toilets and sinks