Plymouth Township
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

 Trash Collection

Trash is collected twice per week (Monday and Thursday) or (Tuesday and Friday). Click on the Recyling Map in the Public Works folder under the Documents section of our website to find out what zone you are in.

Recycling is collected once per week designated with an abbreviation.  If your recycle day is on Monday (MO) your trash days are Monday and Thursday.  If your recycle day is on Tuesday (TU) your trash days are Tuesday and Friday. If your recycle day is Thursday (TH) your trash days are Monday and Thursday.  If your recycle day is Friday (FR) your trash days are Tuesday and Friday.

Recycle Map
Recycle Map
Recycle map.pdf
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Unacceptable items for recycling include: plastic bags, shredded paper, scrap metal, hazardous and bio-hazardous waste, liquids, some plastics, ceramics and nonrecyclable glass. For a complete list of items that cannot be recycled see: 
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Large items are picked up on the second regular collection day.

Yard waste is collected every Wednesday. Place the yard waste in biodegradable paper bags or a designated yard waste container. When a holiday falls on a Wednesday the yard waste will be collected the following Wednesday. Yard waste WILL NOT be accepted in your blue recycle container. The 30 gallon blue recycle container is exclusively for SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING (glass, paper, plastic, cans, cardboard.

Christmas trees will be collected on Wednesday yard waste. Residents are asked to put their used Christmas Trees out for collection on any Yard Waste Wednesday in January.  The Public Works Department will collect the trees and process them.  For the safety of Township employees, residents must remove all ornaments, lights, stands, etc.  The wood chips are turned into mulch, which is free for the taking at the Public Works driveway, 700 Belvoir Road.

Household appliances are collected on the third Wednesday of the month.


The Township has a separate collection for stoves, freezers, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, metal cabinets and all metal furniture, because these items are not accepted at the trash-to-steam plant. These items are picked up once a month on the third Wednesday of the month. To have an appliance removed, call the Public Works Department by the second Friday of the month at (610)277-4103 to get the $10 disposal sticker and to be placed on the list. Items without stickers will not be collected. Once stickers are purchased there will be no refunds. Dishwashers can be put out on your second regular trash day.

Television and Monitor Collection Fee/Electronics and Universal Waste Drop-Off
Electronics are required by Law to be recycled under the Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010. They will not be accepted in regular trash. The Township has an electronics (covered devices) and universal waste drop-off located at the Public Works Shed at no cost to Township residents. (Excluding televisions and monitors.) Televisions and monitors can either be dropped off at the Public Works Shed or we will pick televisions up curbside on the third Wednesday of the month for a fee of $10. To have a television removed, call the Public Works Department by the second Friday of the month at (610) 277-4103 to get the $10 disposal sticker and to be placed on the list.

Trash should be stored in watertight containers with handles and loose fitting lids. Do not place more than four containers out for collection. Containers should not be larger than 30 gallons or weighing more than 50 lbs.

If the trash collectors spill trash they will pick it up. If animals tear up the trash or improper container breaks it is the owners’ responsibility.

Unacceptable items for trash pickup include refuse resulting from repair, excavation, or construction of buildings(sand, earth, lumber, brick, stone, mortar, plaster, roofing materials,plumbing fixtures, tires, hazardous wastes, appliances.

Do not place trash on curb later than 6 am on the day of collection or earlier than 7 pm the night before.

The trash collection truck will not return once it passes.

Trash should not be contained in paper bags, cardboard boxes or flimsy plastic bags.

When a Holiday falls on your recycle day during the week, recycling will be picked up on Wednesday of that week. Your trash will be picked up on your next scheduled trash day. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday. Trash will not be collected on the following holidays:

New Years Day
Good Friday

Memorial Day
Flag Day    
Independence Day
Labor Day
General Election Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day 

For questions about trash collection, please call the Public Works Department at (610) 277-4103.


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