Bulk Trash and Recycling

Bulk Trash

Bulk trash is picked up on Thursdays.

A maximum of one bulk item per dwelling unit will be collected each week. A bulk item is a single large item (e.g., major appliances, furniture, bedding) that two people can lift. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other cooling units must have freon removed and must be tagged by a professional freon removal service. A maximum of four carpet rolls, each no longer than four feet in length, will be collected.

Cans, boxes, or bags full of smaller trash items will not be collected as bulk trash. Building materials, railroad ties, and automotive parts and tires will also not be collected.

If unsure, please call West Goshen Township at 610-696-5266, ext. 4305.


Recycling

Recyclables are picked up on Mondays.

For single family homes, recyclables must be placed in Township-issued recycling toters. There is no maximum limit to the amount of recyclables accepted.

The following items may be placed into recycling bins:

  • Cans: aluminum, steel, or tin
  • Bottles and jars: clear, brown, or green glass
  • Plastics: #1 through #7
  • Flattened boxes: cereal boxes, gabled juice and milk cartons, and other cardboard boxes.
  • Paper: junk mail, telephone books, catalogs, white paper, wrapping paper, magazines, and newspapers
The following items are NOT recyclable:
  • Tissues, paper towels, and napkins
  • Food wrappers
  • Wax or plastic coated boxes
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Light bulbs
  • Plate glass, window glass, drinking glasses, or mirrors
  • Crystal
  • Ceramics
  • Aerosol paint cans
  • Ovenware
  • Plastic wraps
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastics without identifying recycling numbers
  • Oil cans or bottles (Note: Motor oil containers must be disposed of with household hazardous waste.)

The West Goshen Municipal Complex will host two "Shred It Saturdays" on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and November 18, 2017 between 9:00 AM and noon.  Township residents my bring documents to be shredded and recycled.

More information about recycling is available from the Chester County Solid Waste Authority.