- Toter Information
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Bulk Item Pickup
- Yard Waste Pickup
- Leaf Collection
The Borough of Phoenixville Ordinance states you will be allowed to use only the toters provided to you by the Borough. The Borough provides one trash and one recycling toter. Each resident may purchase one additional trash and one additional recycling toter per household (four toters in total per household).
If your trash toter is lost or stolen, you are responsible for purchasing a replacement. Residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their toters. Please hose them out to maintain them. Trash and recycling must be placed in your toter for pick up. Plastic bags left on the ground will not be picked up.
Residents can exchange 65-gallon toters with 35-gallon toters if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Any resident over the age of 65
- Any resident with a physical disability
- Any resident with obstructed access to the rear of property for storage
Single Stream Recycling means that you don’t have to separate your recyclables. Instead place all of your recyclable materials, such as paper, cans and bottles in the same recycle toter. Single stream recycling has been shown to increase household recycling by 25%. This saves time by not having to separate recyclables.
Flexible Plastic Packaging
The Borough is able to recycle unwanted campaign signage! All plastic signage is acceptable to be put in your normal recycling, however, we cannot accept the metal stakes that come with the sign. Please dispose of the stakes in your regular garbage.
TV and Electronic Recycling
June 17, 2021: New limit on TVs brought for recycling at Lanchester Landfill:
- Limit of (1) TV per household
- NO PROJECTION TVs
- You must show ID that you are a resident in our service area.
- Computers and computer peripherals: still a maximum of 3
This change is necessary, until further notice, due to serious capacity limitations.
This remains and free service.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Phone: 800-346-4242
Bulk items will be picked up on Mondays
The deadline for scheduling a bulk item pickup will be at noon on the previous Friday, or until all available pickup slots have been filled, whichever occurs first. Metal items will be collected at no charge.
To schedule a bulk item pick up, please call the Borough at 610-933-8801.
Payment must be made in advance and can be done over the phone between the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
New Pricing for Bulk Item Pickup:
|Size of Item
Please Note: We DO NOT issue refunds in the event that paid-for bulk items are taken by someone other than Borough Sanitation Staff.
Medium and Large items will ONLY be picked up on a Monday if previously scheduled. Small items may be placed out with your normal trash ONLY if they have a pre-paid bulk sticker, which can be purchased at Borough Hall between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM (please be advised that the office is closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch).
Examples of Each Item By Size:
• Baby Strollers
**Please Note: ALL mattresses and box springs must now be wrapped in a mattress bag by the resident. Bags of this size can be found online or at your local hardware store.
Televisions (TV) & Computer Devices
- Left Over Paint Disposal (PDF)
- Pennsylvania Landfill Ban on Covered Electronic Devices Now in Effect as of January 24, 2013 (PDF)
Beginning April 1, hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Beginning November 1, hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Materials available at the Compost Site are as follows:
- Yard Waste Compost and Hard Wood Mulch (Brown)
Residents of the Borough, Schuylkill Township and Charlestown Township are entitled to 3 yards of free mulch. To receive the free mulch, residents must come and collect it from the Compost Site during operating hours
The Borough has the right to reject any or all Material brought forth to the Compost Site. Please contact the Borough Offices for further information at 610-933-8801.
Yard Waste Toter Program:
These new Yard Waste toters are granted to us from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as part of the 902 Recycling Grant. These toters are free of charge, but only one is permitted per household.
These toters are special, because they are for YARD WASTE ONLY. No trash is allowed in these receptacles.
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptable yard waste includes:
- grass clippings
- small branches
The 2024 leaf collection season will begin in October and will end December 31st, weather permitting.
There will be leaf collection trucks in Sections A and B continuously and a leaf collection truck in Section C on Fridays. It will take about ten working days to pick up a complete section. This means your street will only be picked up about one time in ten working days.
The properties on the following streets will have their leaves picked up by machine. All other properties must bag their leaves in biodegradable paper bags and place them out for yard waste pick up.
Section A - City Line Avenue to Nutt Road
Anderson Avenue Lane Avenue
Augustus Boulevard Lincoln Avenue – City Line Avenue to Nutt Road
Carlisle Avenue Monroe Avenue
Callowhill Street Madison Avenue
Campwood Road Maple Avenue
Cherry Street Main Street-City Line Avenue to Dianna Drive
Chester Avenue-Paradise to Anderson Melvin Road
City Line Avenue Montgomery- Sherman to Callowhill
Columbia Avenue-Paradise to Garfield Morris Street
Deger Avenue Natalie Road
Dianna Drive Oxford Avenue
Dorothy Avenue Paradise Street- Penna. Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue
East Phoenix Drive Pennsylvania Avenue
Elton Drive Ringold Street
Garfield Avenue Ross Lane
Gay Street Sherman Street
Griffen Street South Phoenix Drive
Harrison Avenue Tyler Avenue
Ivory Lane Virginia Avenue
James Street West Bridge Street
Joneal Drive West Phoenix Drive
Kenalcon Drive Woodlawn Avenue
Section B - The area between Nutt Road and Bridge Street
B Street Main Street-Nutt Road to Washington Avenue
Carson Street Manavon Street
Cedar Drive Robarts Drive
Chestnut Drive Park Drive
Elm Street Reeves Drive
Fifth Avenue Second Avenue
First Avenue Sixth Avenue
Fourth Avenue Starr Street
Gay Street-Nutt Road to Morgan Street Third Avenue
Lincoln Avenue-Washington Ave to First Ave Valley Road
Locust Drive Washington Avenue
Section C - The area North of Bridge Street
Emmett Street-Franklin Ave to Taylor Ave Rhoades Street – Fairview Street to Taylor Street
Fairview Street Vanderslice Street – Franklin Avenue to Fairview Street
Franklin Avenue Winding River
High Street-Fairview Street to Marshall Riverwalk
Grant Street-Dayton Street to Fairview Street Ledges / Court at Ledges