Trash & Recycling

TRASHCANThis page and the related links will provide you with detailed interactive information regarding Muhlenberg Township’s residential trash and recycling program. For commercial/business/institutional trash & recycling information, please use the following link -


Trash/Recycling pricing per household is $350/year, billed twice annually at $175. Senior Citizen pricing is $310/year (see next section).

The New and Improved Trash Billing Invoice!

Be on the lookout for the new and improved Trash Billing Invoice! As we continue to improve our services and offerings to our residents, you will notice a few new and positive changes. You can pay your invoice online, view past statements, check your balances, and more.  

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. Visit the Senior Citizen Trash discount page for more information.

Trash & Recycling Basics
Trash & Recycling are collected once a week. Addresses west of Rt. 61 are collected on Thursday and East of Rt. 61 are collected on Friday.

Trash collection is billed twice a year with the 1st bill being mailed in the 1st quarter of the year and the 2nd bill in the 3rd quarter of the year.

Trash Collection - Collection begins at 6 am so place no more than 8 containers of trash, your one bulk item and your recycling container at the street’s edge anytime after 6 pm the night before your scheduled pick-up. All trash must be in plastic or metal containers (sorry, no 55 gallon drums permitted) or plastic trash bags. Please don’t use small containers such as boxes or grocery bags for trash because they allow trash to blow around causing litter - help keep the Township clean!

Bulk Items

You may place one item a week of bulk on your collection day. Acceptable items include: sofas, desks, chairs, tables, mattress & box springs [PLEASE NOTE: MATTRESSES & BOX SPRINGS MUST BE WRAPPED IN PLASTIC FOR DISPOSAL], dishwasher, washer, dryer, tree limbs (larger than 3" in diameter but not longer than 36") and similar items provided two (2) people can lift the item into the back of the trash truck. Items containing freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners or dehumidifiers must have the freon removed prior to collection and must display a sticker on the appliance from a certified technician stating that the appliance is freon free. Hot water heaters are not accepted for bulk item pickup.

Replacement Recycling Bins

Replacement bins can be purchased at the Township Municipal Building M-F, 8am-4:30pm for $20.

Online Payments 

Pickup Issues

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.

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.

J.P. Mascaro is asking that Township residents put ALL items of trash into proper trash bags instead of accumulating loose trash into garbage cans. This is a safety step that adds another layer of protection from germs and viruses. Thank you for your cooperation.