West Wyoming Borough

A community in Historic Northeastern Pennsylvania

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste

Trash Pickup 2020-2021

County Waste is the borough’s municipal contractor for trash, curbside recycling, yard waste and bulk pickup. Each household has two containers; one container for trash and one container for curbside recycling. Collection day is on Mondays for trash and curbside recycling. If residents need more containers, they can purchase additional ones. Only garbage in the container can be picked up. All residents are required by ordinance to participate in the Borough’s Sanitation Service.

The Borough service allows residents a weekly container collection, recycling, seasonal yard waste pickup, bulk pickup, composting and leaf program.

Residents may call County Waste’s toll free number (800) 832-1332 to pre-pay and pre-schedule any additional BULK items to be picked up on the regular service day. County Waste’s driver must have a ticket with the resident’s address and item detail before an item will be taken.

Items considered BULK include refrigerators (no freon), air conditioners, dehumidifiers, couch, chair, mattress & box spring (1 item), furniture, lawn mowers (gas & oil must be removed), lawn furniture, swimming pools, construction material (dry wall, wood),
Items that cannot be taken include oil based paints, stains, chemicals, batteries, tires, concrete, brick or blocks. No electronics or hazardous waste can be accepted.


Recycling will be picked up on Mondays, along with the trash.

The Borough encourages residents to recycle; this will not only help the environment, but lower the Borough’s garbage tonnage totals, thereby controlling costs.

Per County Waste, the following is a list of acceptable items for recycling:
Magazines and catalogs, chipboard/box board/cardboard, newspaper, paper egg cartons, telephone and paperback books, aluminum cans, tin and bi-metallic containers, aluminum foil containers, plastic containers #1 and #2.

Unacceptable items include: No glass, No clothing, No styrofoam, No caps or lids, No food, No compost, No yard waste, No bags.


West Wyoming Borough encourages businesses within the borough to recycle. While the Borough is not mandated by law to recycle, it supports recycling by providing recycling collection services to our residents.

Businesses within the Borough can greatly support the Borough’s recycling efforts by recycling within your businesses and yearly report the business recycling tonnages to the Borough for use in our application for recycling grants.

Businesses that support a municipality’s recycling grant application would perform a great service to the community and contribute to the ability of West Wyoming Borough to obtain recycling grant funds.


The Borough requests help from residents to keep the compost yard easier and more efficient to manage.

When dropping off yard waste at the compost yard at the rear of the DPW Building on Shoemaker Avenue, please do so only when the compost yard is open. Hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00pm. A new gate has been installed and a camera system is being installed. Please do not dump over the closed gate. Please separate grass, brush and sticks and place in the designated rows in the compost yard. This will allow an easier time grinding and composting material.

The Borough residents will benefit, as the Borough can make a mulch product that can be used by the residents. Please: No metal, concrete, wood pallets. These and other such materials break our tub grinder.

No Commercial Businesses. West Wyoming Residents Only. Violators will be cited.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is to be placed in an open container at the curb for Monday morning pickup. Plastic bags may not be used. Brown recyclable bags are acceptable. Pickup is every other Monday according to the schedule below.

Yard waste consists of only the following: shrubbery, grass clippings and tree limbs. Tree limbs are not to exceed 3 feet in length or ½ inch in diameter. Limbs should be bundled, tied and placed in an open container.

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