Garbage & Recycling

Important Announcement from Waste Management

Dear Valued Elizabeth Township Waste Management Customers,

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and/or work from home when possible to promote social distancing.

As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency.

Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

• Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
• Spring and bulk clean-ups
• Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.

Please Note:

• All trash/refuse must be bagged & sealed (and wherever possible) placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

• All recyclable materials must be placed inside recycling bin (including cardboard). ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE OF BIN, WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

• WM will enforce (bag and/or cart limits), as reflected in our current contract.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted.

Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.

We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection in Elizabeth Township is contracted through Waste Management. Each resident who uses this service pays quarterly bills directly to Waste Management. Please direct all inquiries to the Waste Management Customer Service Center at:

Recycling Collection

Elizabeth Township has a mandatory recycling program, which consists of curbside pick-up of aluminum and bi-metal cans and clear, green and brown glass containers such as bottles, jars or jugs. Waste Management does the collection of recyclable material in Elizabeth Township in trucks. Recycling will be picked up every other week.

For further information on recycling, please contact Waste Management at:

2020 Garbage and Recycling Schedule
Curbside Recycling MythBuster
Recycle Poster


The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA, House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010.  Beginning Jan. 24, 2013, desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, and any components of such devices may no longer be disposed in Pennsylvania with municipal waste.  Additionally, covered devices that are not from an occupant of a single detached dwelling unit or a single unit of a multiple dwelling unit that used a covered device primarily for personal or small business may no longer dispose of these devices or their components at that time. All of these devices are required to be properly recycled. For more information regarding the CDRA requirements and environmental benefits of electronics recycling, please click on the link below.

PA Department of Environmental Protection


Waste Management will begin tagging Recycling Bins that do not meet acceptable standards if your bin contains one or more of the following items:

  • Recyclables bagged in plastic bags
  • Dirty/wet items (likes food and liquids left in your recycling)
  • Glass
  • Non-Recyclable items (like garden hoses or propane tanks
  • Other:______________________________________

Starting soon, recycling will not be collected if it violates the above rules!

Remember, when in doubt, leave it out!

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Residents in Elizabeth Township have access to a convenient service to properly dispose and recycle household hazardous waste safely, easily, and responsibly. These items include: paints, household cleaners, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), automotive products, garden chemicals, batteries, electronics and more.
This service is in addition to your waste and recycling service provided by Waste Management and there is no additional cost to participate.
To participate, you must set up a collection appointment. There are three ways to schedule a collection:

For more information, please check this flyer that provides additional details about this service:
Informational Flyer