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Trash & Recycling

JP Mascaro & Sons collects trash & recyclables for Lower Pottsgrove Township residents on public streets Monday mornings starting at 6:00AM.

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Trash & Recyclables Collection

To ensure that you are not missed, place items at the curb the night before. Items may not be placed at the curb before 4 PM the night before and must be removed no later than 10AM the day following collection.  Each household is limited to four 25-to-50-gallon waste containers/bags weighing no more than 50 pounds per container each week. Containers may be plastic or metal trash cans or plastic trash bags.  

If your trash/recycling was missed or any other communication regarding the trash/recycling services, please reach out to us directly via Trash Communication Form or call the Township Building at 610-323-0436.

Please contact JP Mascaro directly for information regarding bulk item pickups.

Recycling Requirements

Single Stream Recycling Requirements
Lower Pottsgrove Township now participates in Single-Stream recycling collection. Single stream allows residents to place all recyclables in one container. There is no need to separate.  Single-Stream recycling will be collected by a compaction truck, only recyclables will be collected by this vehicle.  All food containers should be rinsed prior to placing in receptacle.

Recyclable Materials

Metal Tin & aluminum cans, empty paint cans
Glass Jars & bottles
Cardboard Empty & flattened loosely.
Cartons Milk, juice, soup, flavored drinks & aseptic cartons are examples.
Mixed Paper Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), phone books, food boxes (remove plastic liner), computer paper, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil or plastic wrap), soda and beer cartons (no food-soiled paper, please!)
Plastic Containers Recycle #1 through #7 plastics ONLY (mostly beverage and detergent containers). Look for one of these numbers on the bottom of the container to see if it’s acceptable.


What is NOT collected?

  • Plastic bags or plastic food wrap
  • Construction materials
  • Styrofoam or any other form of foam packaging (including meat/produce trays and egg cartons)
  • Scrap metal
  • Hazardous waste
  • Disposable diapers
  • Paper towels or tissue paper
  • Textiles, fabric, or clothing
  • Ceramics, chinaware porcelain or Pyrex dishware
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Liquids
  • Mirrors
  • Window glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Syringes/Needles
  • Computer and electronic equipment

Commercial Recycling Information from JP Mascaro

Top 10 NO RECYCLE Items 

Single Stream Recycling  


All residents receive municipal waste services will be billed $64.50 quarterly in conjunction with the sewer invoice if applicable.

Payments by Mail
PO BOX 519

Payments by Phone
To pay by phone, call (800) 766-2350.
There are no fees to the residents of the township for this payment processing.

Online Payments
Payments can also be made via e-check or credit card XPRESS BILL PAY.

Closing Certificate Requests
Please review the information linked here to obtain the required certificates for closings/property transfers. 
This form can be printed and submitted to the township with payment via mail or in person Utility Certificate Request PDF.

Yard Waste
Yard waste is collected 6 times a year as reflected on the township trash & recycling calendar.  All yard waste must be in separate trash cans or biodegradable paper bags or tied in bundles no more than 4 inches in diameter and placed on the curb.  Bags are available for purchase at local retailers such as Home Depot, Costco, Lowes or Walmart.  There is no limit to the number of bags or cans that will be collected.  Grass clippings and tree limbs will not be collected, these items are to be composted or taken to a composting facility.  

Should residents need a disposal site for their yard waste on an off month, two local drop offs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection:

Arborganic Acres Organic Composting Facility
901 Cherry Hill Lane
Pottstown, PA 19465
Phone: 484-524-8850

Hetrick Gardens
2620 Swamp Pike
Pottstown, PA 19464

Private Waste Haulers
Properties meeting one or more of the following criteria must contract with their own waste hauler:
  • Commercial or institutional properties
  • Mobile home park or community
  • No direct frontage on a public street
  • Planned residential development with a community association or management agency.
All commercial and private haulers that operate in Lower Pottsgrove Township are required to report waste and recyclable tonnages to the Township on a quarterly and annual basis.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Christmas Trees can be put out for pick up each Monday in January. They should be placed in the same area as the trash.
Trees will not be picked up after January.