Trash & Recycling

This page will provide you with detailed interactive information regarding Muhlenberg Township's residential and commercial trash and recycling program.

For online trash payments, visit our online payment portal.

Was there an issue with your trash/recycling pickup? Report it to the Township via GoTo Muhlenberg or by calling 610-929-4727.

What Goes Where?!

Find out what you can and can't recycle and throw out in your regular trash pickup. 

2019 Berks County Solid Waste Authority

The mission of the Berks County Solid Waste Authority is to manage solid waste and recyclable materials in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner. Hazardous materials, paper shredding, electronic recycling and more are all handled via this County department. Visit their website for details on their various programs.

Senior Citizen Trash Discount

If you are or turn 65 years of age during this calendar year you are entitled to a $40 discount for the year provided you complete a one-time application for the discount; provide proof of age (driver's license, passport, birth certificate, etc.) for all household members; and, pay the entire invoice before the due date. Invoices paid after the due date will be the full rate with penalties added. If you have already applied for the Senior Citizen Discount in the past, you are no longer required to complete an application and your invoice should reflect the discounted rate of $120. 

To receive your discount please complete the Senior Discount online form online. You will be required to upload a copy of your ID. You can also download and print Senior Citizen Discount Verification Form. If downloading and printing, form must be mailed to 210 George Street, Reading PA 19604 along with a copy of your proof of age (see above paragraph for acceptable forms of ID) or visit the Customer Service with the printed form and a valid ID Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-929-4727 for additional information.

Electronics Recycling

Electronic devices may not be thrown into the trash - Per U.S. and Pennsylvania regulations, electronic devices must be properly recycled and may not be thrown into the trash including:

  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Computer Tablets
  • Desktop and Laptop Computers
  • Televisions

Your trash hauler is not permitted to accept these devices and will leave them behind as noncollectable. More information can be found on the Electronics Recycling page.

Commercial Recycling

Muhlenberg Township Ordinance 267, codified as Chapter 111 requires a mandatory recycling program throughout the Township. The Township has established recycling requirements for all properties in the Township of Muhlenberg. It shall be the duty of every property owner in the Township wherein recyclables area generated and/or accumulated to provide for the collection, removal, and disposal of such recyclables in accordance with the provisions of Pennsylvania State Act 101.

Those properties in the Township not receiving municipal recycling collection service including but not, limited to, large apartment and condominium type properties, large commercial and industrial properties and institutional properties shall establish and maintain their own private recycling programs in accordance with the provisions of this Part and Act 101. All such properties shall submit periodic reports regarding their recycling programs and providing information as requested by the Township.

Acceptable recycling materials include:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Bimetallic Cans
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Glass Containers
  • High Grade Office Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic Containers
  • Steel Cans

Private Recycling Programs

Please note that private recycling programs must include, at a minimum, aluminum cans, corrugated paper, and high grade office paper. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Township of Muhlenberg. Please call 610-929-4727 for further assistance.

What Goes Where?!

Find out what you can and can't recycle and throw out in your regular trash pickup.