Colwyn Borough

Recycling and Trash

Curbside Recycling

Colwyn Residents are encouraged to RECYCLE curbside.

Single Stream Recycling….ALL recyclables go into 1 container!

Recyclables will be picked up the 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY.  Please place your recyclables in a separate container.  Recyclables should be placed at the normal spot where you place your trash containers.  Please place the containers outside no later than 6:00 AM each Wednesday.

Single Stream Recyclables include cardboard, paper, junk mail, newspapers, office paper, anything that tears. Containers: Glass, Aluminum, Bimetalic, Plastics 1 → 7.

Thank you for your recycling efforts!

Trash and Garbage

Trash and garbage must be placed for pick up in sturdy containers with lids that can withstand the attack of animals and wind. Trash and garbage should be secured so the winds will not blow the trash through your yard (or your neighbors).

Plastic bags are acceptable provided they are placed outside the morning of the trash pick up

. Trash and garbage containers may be placed outside after 9:00 P.M. the night before the trash pick up. Collection is on Monday and Thursday, except on holidays, when it will be collected the first working day after the holiday.

Trash and garbage must be put out no later than 6:00 A.M. the day of collection.

Bulk Trash pick ups are on THURSDAYS ONLY.  You may place 3 large items out for bulk pick up.  Please do NOT place any TV’s or Electronics out for bulk.  These are considered Household Hazardous Waste and can only be taken to specific sites.  

Please visit the Delaware County Household Hazardous Waste site for more information.

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