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.

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

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
Election Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day 

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

Read about Plymouth Township’s impressive recycling achievements.