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Collection Update – Thanksgiving Holiday

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday falling on Thursday, November 24th, all Residential Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one (1) day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. All collections on Monday, November 21st, Tuesday, November 22nd, and Wednesday, November 23rd will be collected on their regularly scheduled day. In addition, the below yard waste routes will be impacted.

Yard Waste collection will occur on Saturday, December 3, 2022 for the following municipalities:

Manchester Township
West Manchester Township
York Township

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We wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday!

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How to Properly Dispose of Hot Ashes

Not sure how to dispose of ashes after using your fire pit? Follow these tips to ensure proper disposal of your hot ashes.

  1. Allow ashes to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These areas are designed to contain their heat safely.
  2. When it is time to dispose of ashes, test to ensure the hot ashes are cool by placing them in a cardboard box or paper bag before disposal. In this situation, never leave these ashes unattended until they are cool enough for disposal. If the ashes are too hot, they will begin to burn through the box or bag.
  3. Transfer the cool ash to a plastic bag and then tie it shut. This will ensure any dust from the bagged ashes does not get into our employees’ eyes or lungs.
  4. Do NOT put any ashes in a trash container. They should be left on the ground beside your trash container. By sitting them outside of the cart, we can confirm the ashes are NOT hot before placing them in the truck.
  5. Never dispose of hot ashes with your yard waste material. By placing ashes with yard waste, such as tree trimmings and leaves, the potential for fires increase substantially.
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Collection Update: Week of October 10th

Collection Update: Week of October 10th

Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2022 – All Penn Waste routes will be operating on a normal collection schedule the week of the Columbus Day Holiday. Please place your waste and recycling curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day.

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Collection Update: Week of September 5th

Week of September 5, 2022: Due to the Labor Day holiday falling on a Monday, all residential waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day the week of September 5th. Monday customers will be serviced Tuesday. Tuesday customers will be serviced Wednesday, and so on for the remainder of the week. Penn Waste wishes all of our customers a safe and happy holiday!

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How to Properly Dispose of Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries, such as those found in common household items like cell phones, tablets, toys, electric toothbrushes, tools, and remote controls should NEVER be placed in your curbside trash and recycling bins because they start fires. For this reason, rechargeable batteries need to be handled with special care. To find a drop-off location that accepts rechargeable batteries, please visit www.Call2Recycle.org/locator and put in your zip code. You can also call them at 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

In addition, many big box retailers accept rechargeable batteries. Some examples, are Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Staples.

What types of items have rechargeable batteries?

Smart Devices such as Smart Locks and Ring Doorbells

Children’s Toys such as Remote Control Cars

Electric Toothbrushes

Smoke Detectors

Remote Controls

Sporting Goods such as bike lights and golf rangefinders

Digital Cameras

Portable Radios

Cell Phones

Baby Monitors

Flashlights

Power Tools

Vaping Devices

E-Bikes, Hoverboards, and Scooters

Thank you for your help in keeping our employees and your property safe!

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