Trash & Recycling Dates

2023 Garbage Collection Rate for Trash District is $280 per residence
2023 Recycling Collection Rate for Township is $92 per residence

According to the current 2023 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

Click this link to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority for information on recycling or to find out about or sign up for special waste collection days.

Trash & Recycling Dates,
Districts, Locations & What will be picked up
Township-wide Recycling Dates for 2023 & What to Recycle
Recycling District 2023 Dates & List of Streets in Districts
Trash District Collection 2023 Dates & Locations of Districts
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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)