Spring Cleanup Notes:

Please make sure your yard waste is put in biodegradable paper bags or containers that can be dumped. Plastic bags are not accepted. Branches under 3″ in diameter must be cut approximately 3 foot in length, bundled and tied, and placed at the curb by 7AM on collection day.  No rocks, logs, stumps, or ashes will be taken.

Trash & Recycling

For questions concerning your trash bill, contact Sandi Preston (spreston@westtown.org).  For questions about service, you may contact the hauler, A.J. Blosenski at 1-800-343-6583, or Pam Coleman, Trash & Recycling Coordinator pcoleman@westtown.org.


Refuse Collection Information & Guidelines:

Trash collection in Westtown Township is by municipal contract.  Residents are billed $80 per quarter for trash.  For questions regarding your trash billing, please contact Sandi Preston (spreston@westtown.org).

Our current hauler is A.J. Blosenski.  Contained household waste and recycling is collected on  Mondays for residents west of Shady Grove Way, and on Thursdays for residents east of Shady Grove Way.   Electronic waste and yard waste will NOT be collected with regular trash pickup.

Bulk Pickup

On the last pick up of each month, A.J. Blosenski will collect up to three bulk items per house. CFCs must be removed from all refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and ice makers prior to pick-up. Construction debris and auto parts cannot be accepted for collection.  You may call A.J. Blosenski at 1-800-343-6583 if you have any questions or to schedule a special pick up (for an additional fee).

Freon recovery information:  Freon Recovery Services

Yard Waste
Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Yard Waste cannot be placed in the regular trash and will only be collected on scheduled days.  Leaves must be in biodegradable paper bags or containers that can be dumped.  Plastic bags are not accepted.  Branches under 3″ in diameter must be cut approximately 3 foot in length, bundled and tied, and placed at the curb by 7AM on collection day.  No rocks, logs, stumps, or ashes will be taken.

2017 Yard Waste collection dates are on Saturdays: January 14, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, November 18, and December 2.

Electronic Waste
Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection no longer allows televisions, computers, or other electronic waste to be disposed of in the landfill.  In addition, retailers such as Best Buy are now charging a fee for TVs and computer monitors. A statement of Best Buy’s revision in policy can be found here: Best Buy Recycling Program.

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the country that do not allow retailers to charge a fee to offset their recycling programs.  At this point legislative action is the only option.  The Electronics Recycling Association of Pennsylvania (ERAP) is leading the charge to amend the Covered Device Recycling Act (Act 108 of 2010), but please contact your state representatives and ask them to amend the law.  Contact information for Elected Officials can be found in the blue banner at the bottom of every page of our website.

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority (Lanchester Landfill) is accepting TVs of any size or type at NO CHARGE.  There is a limit of 3 items per vehicle.  Drop off at 7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA 17555.  Call 610-273-3771 for hours.

NOTE: Best Buy locations in Delaware and surrounding states will continue to accept TV’s and monitors, but are now charging $25 per covered device (www.bestbuy.com).  

Staples office supply store accepts computers and peripherals. TV’s are not accepted. For more information click here Staples. Second Source Computer Center, 1241 West Chester Pike accepts Pentium 3 or higher computers.

Medications &<br />Prescription Drugs
Medications &
Prescription Drugs

Medications & Prescription Drugs

There is a Medication Return Collection Box in the lobby of the Westtown East Goshen Police Station, 1041 Wilmington Pike. The police station is behind the Township Building. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication M-F from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.  You may remove the labels from prescription medications.

Tires
Tires

Tires and Used Motor Oil

Trade in your old tires when you buy new ones, or take tires and used motor oil to an automotive station.  Call the Chester County Health Department Division of Solid Waste Management at 610.344.5937 for the location nearest you or contact one of the Automotive Waste Disposal Sites listed here.

Recycling

The Township provides a recycling bin for your use. If you have a cracked bin, please bring it in to the Township Municipal building and we will replace it. If you are moving, then please leave the bin for the new owner.

How to Recycle video from the Chester County Solid Waste Authority:

Items Recycled How to Prepare Items for Recycling
Glass—Green, Brown & Clear Bottles or Jars only. Rinse Clean. Remove lids and rings. Labels may be left on. NO plate glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, etc.
Plastics Must be marked with #1 through #7 inside triangle on bottom. Remove lids, rinse clean and flatten if possible. Labels may be left on. NO unmarked containers. No antifreeze or motor oil containers.
Aluminum Beverage Cans Rinse clean. Cans may be flattened. No bottle or jar lids, no pie plates or aluminum foil. No other aluminum items.
Bi-Metal Cans Rinse clean. Cans may be flattened. Examples include pet food cans, soup cans, vegetable cans. NO cans with plastic parts. NO paint or aerosol cans.
Newspaper, Magazines, Phone Books & Cardboard Commingled in a brown paper bag or tied into bundles. Cereal boxes, paper towel tubes, and similar cardboard items may be combined with newspaper. Cardboard must be cut in 3 foot squares, bundled with string and placed by the recycling bin.
Junk Mail & Office Paper Place in brown paper bag with above.

Fire Extinguishers

Information on safe disposal of household fire extinguishers can be found here: FIRE EXTINGUISHERS_20150526


Household Hazardous Waste Event Schedule for 2017

NOTE: ELECTRONICS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

Regional Southeastern PA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates & Times – these dates are from the County. All collection times are from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M SHARP

hazardous-waste-poison-symbol-label-lb-2313Saturday, April 8 – CAT Pickering Campus 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Saturday, April 22 – Octorara High School – 226 Highland Road, Atglen, PA 19310 (proof of residency may be required)

Saturday, May 20 – Owen J. Roberts Middle School – 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

Friday, June 23 – Coatesville Learning Center -1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

Saturday, September 9 – Oxford School District Administrative Bldg., 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363
(proof of residency may be required)

Saturday, October 14 – Government Services Center – 601 Westtown Road, West Chester 19380

Acceptable Materials

No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons per household of cleaning and maintenance products that are labeled as toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive caution, warning, danger, hazardous.  No Freon appliances.

Unacceptable Materials

Latex (water-based) paint, used motor oil, tires, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, explosives, ammunition and appliances. Air-dry or absorb latex paint and dispose with trash. Recycle motor oil, car batteries, tires and anti-freeze at your local service station. NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Acceptable Material Guidelines

Paint Products Outdoors Products Automotive Products Household Products Household Other
Turpentine Swimming Pool Chemicals Grease & Rust Solvents Drain Openers Acids, Caustics, Solvents
Wallpaper Cement Weed Killers Fuel Additives Rug Cleaners Flammables
Paint Thinners Septic Tank Degreasers Carburetor Cleaners Wood & Metal Cleaners Oxidizers
Strippers & Removers Asphalt Sealers Transmission/Brake Fluid Toilet Bowl Cleaners Reactives
Oil-Based Paints Caulking Compounds Antifreeze Adhesives/Solvents Organic Peroxide
Stains, Varnish Joint Compound Gasoline Mothballs/Flakes Reactive Metals
Shellac Roof Cements Car (lead-acid), Truck, Motorcycle, Marine Batteries Spot Removers Lead
Other Solvent Based paint products Rodent Poison Gas/Oil mixture Dry Cleaning Fluid Pesticides
Kerosene Mercury Bearing Items-Thermometer switches
Rechargeable batteries-Lithium, Ni-Cad, Button Propane Cylinders 20 lbs. or fewer
These words identify Household Hazardous Waste: CAUTION, TOXIC, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, CORROSIVE, EXPLOSIVE, REACTIVE, COMBUSTIBLE, POISONOUS, HAZARDOUS

Questions

For questions or more information, contact the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771 or visit www.chestercountyswa.org.

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