Refuse Collection

Garbage Collection

As of September 1, 2010 the amount of garbage bags that will be collected for residential unit and small business’s will be four (4) per weekly collection

Only Plains Township Trash Bags will be collected by the Municipality. Bags must be tied and not weigh more than 40 LBS.

The DPW will be closed December 27th – Monday’s Trash will be picked up on Tuesday December 28th. They will also be closed on January 3rd 2022, Monday’s Trash will be picked up on Tuesday January 4th.  Recycling Scheduled for December 24th will be picked up on December 24th.

Recycling Guide



Recyclables must be clean & at curbside before 6:00 A.M. in a reusable container. The following recyclables will be collected:

  • Plastic with number #1 through #7 or recyclable symbols
  • Clean green, brown or clear glass jars, bottles, tin & aluminum cans
  • Newspapers tied or in brown bags
  • Cardboard must be flattened & tied

NOTE: The Township collecting recyclables is a free service provided to residents of Plains Township. Therefore, it is necessary to enforce the above guidelines in order to keep the service free. If these guidelines are not followed the workers will not collect the entire container and it will be left at the curb. The worker will not return to pick up these containers.

Drop-Off Site:  If you miss your pick up day you can drop off your recyclables ONLY at the drop-off site located at the top of Blanchard Street Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M.