Garbage & Recycling

Township Trash & Recycling Collection

The township contracts for the collection of refuse and recycling material for East Caln Township. Every single family home is provided with a waste cart for refuse material and a recycle cart.

All refuse, except for bulk refuse, must be placed in the cart at curbside by 5:00 am on the designated trash day. Pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays. Bulk refuse is the third Thursday of the month and recycling is on Thursdays.

Trash is not picked up on holidays, it is collected the next day and the rest of the week shifts. For example, if the holiday is Monday, trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday that week. If the holiday is Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the trash will be picked up on Friday. Monday’s collection is not affected.

Printable 2023 Solid Waste-Recycling-Yard Waste Calendar

Bulk Refuse Material

Bulk refuse is picked up the third Thursday of each month (except Holiday weeks) and includes either two extra bags of trash or one large appliance or piece of furniture.  Mattress/Boxspring sets are accepted but required to be wrapped/bagged in plastic.  Electronic and Hazardous Waste is not accepted.  Special arrangements are required for any appliance that contains Freon, i.e. air conditioners, refrigerators, etc. (Freon must be professionally removed). Items must be placed on the curb or in the cart by 5:00 am on the designated Bulk Trash day.

Yard Waste Pick Up

The Township offers several Leaf pick up dates six times per year, two in the Spring and four in the Fall.  Leaves must be bagged up in biodegradable bags and placed on the curb by 5AM on the scheduled collection days. .


May 20

October 7

October 21

November 11

December 9

Branch Pick Up

The Township provides Branch/Limb/Stick Pick-Up at the curb on the 4th Wednesday of each month. No bamboo, or anything with root balls is accepted. The branches can be no larger then four (4") inches in diameter and can be any length. Branches should all be placed on the curb by 5am. ***Please note, pick-up sometimes extends into Thursday and Friday depending on the amount that is left out Wednesday mornings when the Township is surveyed. 

 Please do not park on the street near the branches to be picked up, the contractor will not chip any items that have a car parked nearby and your branches will not be taken. 

Recycling Program

The recycling program includes the following materials  commingled in the recycling container

  • Aluminum and Tin cans.
  • Glass Bottles/Jars.
  • Plastics (Numbers 1,2 and 5).
  • Newspapers, magazines, corrugated cardboard and junk mail.

Hazardous Waste Collection

The County Organizes multiple Hazardous waste collection events throughout the year.  To find out what needs to be brought to a Hazardous Waste Collection event and event details, please visit this website:  Hazardous Waste Collection Information

Electronics (TV's, Computers, Printers, Microwaves etc.), Appliances, Automotive Waste and Styrofoam

Electronics, Appliances (non freon) and Styrofoam can be taken directly to the Lanchester Landfill:

Electronic Accepted at Lanchester landfill

Lanchester Landfill, 7224 Division Hwy, Narvon, PA 17555    

Many items including TVs, Computers, Monitors, Printers, Automotive Waste, Appliances (please check freon requirements), Microwaves, Smoke Detectors, Styrofoam, etc. can be taken directly to the Lanchester Landfill.  To ensure your item can be taken to the Landfill or have a question about Recycling specialty products that don't go in your Recycling Toter, Click Here!

Items containing Freon may be accepted for a charge, please reach out to the Lanchester landfill for instructions and fees. 

  • Limit of (3) TV's per household
  • 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.

It is still a free service.

For more information on Recycling, visit the following websites:

Republic Services

Chester County Solid Waste Authority

PECO Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program!

Anyone with questions should call the Township Office at (610) 269-1989.

Recycle material
Info on CCSWA Website