Residential Curbside Trash Collection
Residential trash is collected curbside once-per-week on the same day in each Collection District from occupied dwellings in Whitemarsh Township by J. P. Mascaro & Sons.
For questions relating to collection procedures and/or complaints, you may call Mascaro at 888-MASCARO during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You may also visit J. P. Mascaro website for a human response during normal business hours.
The rules for trash collection in Whitemarsh Township are based upon a contract between the township and Mascaro for collection, and between the Township and Covanta 4Recovery, L. P. for disposal. To provide efficient and economical service, it is necessary that everyone complies with these rules. Whitemarsh Township and Mascaro each desire to provide the best possible service to the residents of Whitemarsh Township. Your cooperation and assistance in reaching this common goal is appreciated.
All Collection Times Begin at 7 A.M.
It is not possible to set firm collection times for each neighborhood because of unforeseen circumstances along the route. To ensure that your curbside materials will be collected, it is recommended that you place them curbside the night before, but no earlier than 7 p.m. Trucks will not return for materials placed curbside after 7 a.m. Emptied containers must be removed from curbside no later than 10 p.m. on the collection day.
All residential trash must be enclosed in up to 6 waterproof bags or containers each no heavier than 50 pounds. No yard waste collected with trash - yard waste is collected separately on Wednesdays for all collection areas. Some bulk items are also collected with regular trash, but residents should call the Township at 610-825-3535 to confirm what type of bulk item to make sure it is acceptable for regular trash pick up.
Mascaro requires that all mattresses and box springsbe wrapped and sealed in plastic when disposed. The Township sells queen-sized plastic mattress bags for $2.00/each at the Township Building during normal business hours. Plastic bags can also be purchased at most home goods stores and moving companies.
Holidays Collection Schedule
There is no collection on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
When your trash and recyclables collection day falls on a holiday, your trash and recyclables will be collected on the Wednesday of that week in the affected district, and yard waste moved to Saturday for everyone. If you are unsure of your property's collection day, check the Township Trash Collection District Map (PDF).