Trash & Recycling Collection

Convenient weekly curbside trash and recycling removal is provided to City residents at an affordable price. The rate for 2022 is $72 a quarter. There is a senior discount for those 65 and older who own and occupy their home – to receive this discount, please submit the “Senior Discount Form” which can be found below under Documents & Resources.


Trash and recycling containers shall be set out after 6 p.m. the evening before collection, and removed by 8 p.m. the day of collection. Trash and recycling containers shall be stored to the side or rear of the property and not in front of the property.


Up to six (6) 32 gallon/30 pound bags of trash will be collected from each household per week. Bags must be tied or closed to prevent litter, spillage, or attracting rodents. Smaller bags, such as grocery bags, used to collect trash in the home must be placed in larger heavy plastic trash bags or trash containers for curbside collection.


One (1) over-sized item a week is allowed in place of two (2) trash bags/cans. An over-sized item is an item that does not fit in a trash container, is no heavier than 60 pounds, is no bigger than 6 feet in any dimension, is not a tire, is not a large appliance, and does not contain refrigerant (no air conditioners). Examples of over-sized items are: a chair, an end table, a small mattress, etc.


Large 96-gallon curb carts are available from the City’s hauler for an additional fee of $6/month, collected directly by the hauler. A curb cart is equivalent to three (3) regulation trash containers.



Recycling Drop Off Center
850 New Holland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602



Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Third Saturday of Each Month
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.



(717) 291-4744

Documents & Resources
Holiday Collection
Documents & Resources
Holiday Collection

If your collection day falls on or after a holiday, your collection day moves one day back.

Penn Waste observes the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Labor Day

Memorial Day

Thanksgiving Day

Independance Day

Christmas Day


If a holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day will not change.