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Solid waste disposal in West Goshen Township is handled on a contractual basis. Due to the high expense for curbside leaf vacuuming, many disposal companies do not offer this service. In order to ensure competitive bidding for solid waste disposal, leaf vacuuming is not included in the bid. Residents are encouraged to compost leaves or to place leaves in bags and/or cans on leaf collection dates.
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Bulk trash collection is a special pickup for furniture and heavy appliances. No building materials, automotive parts, or tires will be collected. Items containing Freon or other refrigerants must have the refrigerant removed and tagged prior to bulk trash collection. Electronic wastes will not be collected.
Extra bags of trash will not be collected as bulk. Republic Services, for a fee, will come to your home for a special pickup. Call 610-869-2222 to make arrangements and to work out billing.
Bulk trash is picked up every Thursday. If bulk trash is scheduled on a holiday, it will be picked up the day after. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Thursday trash pickup will also be postponed until Friday. The bulk truck is not the same as the regular trash truck.
Electronic items may not be placed with regular or bulk trash. Electronic trash will not be accepted at Chester County Household Hazardous Waste disposal. To learn more about disposal of electronic items, call 610-696-5266, ext. 4305 or reach out via email.
All service questions should be directed to 610-696-5266, ext. 4305 or submitted via email. Urgent questions or concerns after hours or during weekends should be sent via email for the quickest response.
Yes. West Goshen Township provides each resident household with one 96 gallon trash container. No additional containers of trash will be accepted. There is no limit to the amount of recyclables per household. Residents may request a second recycling cart that is delivered to your door. Please contact Lisa Covatta at 610-696-5266 x4305 or by email to order a second recycling cart.
Pickup begins at 6 am and ends at 5 pm. It is strongly recommended to place trash and recycling out by the curbside the night before pickup.
The holidays recognized by the trash service provider are:
Your trash will be picked up on the day after a holiday if the holiday occurs on a scheduled trash pickup day. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Thursday trash pickup will also be postponed until Friday.
Recyclables are collected every Monday.
Acceptable/recyclable materials include:
Materials which are not acceptable/recyclable include:
Additional information is available at the Pennsylvania Recycling Hotline: 800-346-4242.
No, you may commingle your recyclables. The Township utilizes a "single-stream" recycling program. No plastic bags please!
Yes. Please flatten cereal boxes.
Refrigerators and air conditioners may be collected as bulk trash. The door from the refrigerator must be removed. Refrigerators and air conditioners must bear a sticker indicating Freon has been drained by someone certified for Freon removal and disposal. Republic Services will collect appliances with Freon for a fee, to make arrangements call 610-696-5266 X4305.
With latex (water-based) paints, remove the lids from the paint cans, place in the sun, and stir occasionally to allow the paint to dry out. What will be left will be a thick material. Then place the open can with the lid off in the trash. You may also pour the paint into a plastic bag with absorbent material such as kitty litter. Put the plastic bag in with regular trash.
Oil-based paints must be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste programs.
In compliance with standards set by Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Code, yard waste is no longer permitted to be burned in West Goshen. Open burning is prohibited in West Goshen Township.
Food waste makes up over 22% of all municipal solid waste. Backyard composting is a great way to dispose of food waste! For more information, visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority’s Composting page.
Hazardous waste materials are identified by any of the following words:
You may call the Chester County Solid Waste Authority at 610-273-3771. Be sure to check the Chester County Solid Waste Authority’s Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Events page to learn more about any planned events such as dates and registration information.
Pennsylvania’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of July 1998 mandates that all municipalities with populations of 10,000 or more must implement curbside recycling programs and separate leaf waste from all other municipal waste. West Goshen Township is in compliance with this act.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act, visit the Local Recycling Program Reports page of the PA Department of Environmental Protection website.
Recycle motor oil, car batteries, tires, and antifreeze at your local service station.
Sewer and trash are billed quarterly after the service period has been completed. Bills are mailed in January, April, July and October and are due on the last day of the month in which it is mailed.
The base amount for the quarterly sewer bill is $120 for residential properties, and the quarterly base amount for trash collection is $95. There is a 10% penalty if either bill is submitted late and a 0.75% penalty for each additional month.
If you vacate your house for 6 weeks or more, you may suspend your trash service by notifying the West Goshen Billing Department by email. Sewer service is continuous and can not be discontinued.