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

2024 Trash and Recycling Pick up Schedule

Yard Waste


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.  On Saturday the Recycling Center will be open for co-mingle recycling drop off from 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM and from April to November you may also drop off yard waste. (please call to confirm the start date for yard waste drop off).

Clutter Pick-up/Bulk Item Pick-up – 

The program runs from March thru October. Pick up is scheduled for the last Thursday of the month (subject to change). Limited pick up of 50 PRE-REGISTERED residents per month.  

The Plains Township Board of Commissioners is announcing a change to the clutter pick-up program. The new program will limit pick up to 50 PRE-REGISTERED residents per month (subject to change).  Pick up will be the last Thursday of the Month. The program with run from March through October.

PROCEDURE: All Items must be registered and a sticker purchased for each item.  Maximum of 4 stickers can be purchased per month. Stickers will be $5.00 for small items and $15.00 for large items.  Registration can be done at the Municipal Office, 126 North Main Street, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Office is open until 6:00 P.M. on Wednesdays

LARGE ITEMS ALLOWED: Couches, sectionals (1 sticker per piece), loveseats, recliners, mattresses, box springs, headboard and footboard sets, Large exercise equipment (treadmills/ stationary bikes/rowing machines), large appliances, (washer/dryer/refrigerator/freezer) Water heaters, rugs, lawn furniture, dressers, sinks/vanities or tubs, wooden kitchen chairs & tables, bookshelves.

SMALL ITEMS ALLOWED: Lamps, framed mirrors, vacuums, plastic chairs, gas grills, heaters, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, lighting fixtures, fans, toaster ovens, microwaves, lawn mowers (fuel removed), weed whackers, bedframe.  Small items should be placed in a box or a 30-gallon container.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED: Chemicals, lumber, building materials, remodeling and construction materials, yard waste, newspapers, cardboard, garbage. Any type of e-waste such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, TV’s.

Residents are asked to move their vehicles from the street prior to scheduled clutter pick-up day to allow equipment access to the items.

PPL may pick up large appliances free of charge. You can schedule a pickup with PPL at the website or by phone. 1-877-486-9204