Trash & Recycling Dates

2022 Garbage Collection Rate for Trash District is $199 per residence
2022 Recycling Collection Rate for Township is $71 per residence

According to the current 2022 Bern Township Trash Collection Contract the only holidays observed by the Trash District collector are:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Dates, Locations & Schedules for 2022
Leaf & Yard Waste Curb-side Collection Dates 2022
Recycling Districts and Pick-up Dates 2022
Township-wide Recycling-What is collected and dates it is picked-up
Trash District Collection Dates
Berks County Solid Waste Authority Events 2022:
Berks County Household Hazardous Waste Dates:
August 1, 2022
October 15, 2022
Pre-registration at Berks Solid Waste Authority website required:
Berks County Paper Shredding Date:
October 8, 2022
Pre- Registration at Berks Solid Waste Authority website required:
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Aseptic cartons will now be accepted for recycling. These cartons are made from multi-layer packaging that combines layers of paper, plastic, and metal to make food containers, especially for liquids such as orange juice and soups. This material is recyclable, once it is sorted to a pure stream and baled.

About Asbestos
Guide to Asbestos: Handling and Recycling
Regulations, Tips & Resources
Guide to Asbestos Abatement Companies
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Electronic Recycling 
    Free for residents of Berks County 
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 AM – Noon
    (1316 Hilltop Road, Bern Township)  

Tire Collection
    Fees apply
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 AM – Noon
    (1316 Hilltop Road, Bern Township)

    Absolutely no Latex Paint will be accepted

    Pharmaceutical Waste
        – Medication Drop Box Program
        Free to Berks County Residents 

        Other Shredding Services (click here)