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.

Township Trash Bags are sold in boxes of 50 bags for $50.00 or 1 roll of 25 bags for $25.00 @ the Municipal building 126 North Main Street during regular business hours. Accepted payments are cash, check or money order.

Recycling Guide

2023 Trash and Recycling Pick up Schedule


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: Due to continued abuse of the dumpster including infectious waste being mixed in, the plastic, metal and glass recycling dumpster at the Cemetery Street drop off center will be removed until further notice. Plastic, metal and glass recycling will still be picked up curbside on your designated recycling day.

Cardboard and newspaper recycling dumpsters will still be available weekdays from 7:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Starting Saturday January 7th 2023 the Recycling Center will be open for co-mingle recycling drop off from 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM