A bulk item is a single item that cannot fit into a trash can or borough bag or weighs more than 60 pounds, but can be handled by two men. Bulk items are collected the 1st full, business week of every month. During this week, residents who receive Borough trash collection may place one bulk item out with their regular trash.
Bulk trash collection takes place on the regular trash collection day for your quadrant during the 1st full, business week of each month. If the first of the month falls on a business day after a Monday, bulk collection will take place the following week.
2020 Bulk Week Schedule JANUARY 1/6-1/9 FEBRUARY 2/3-2/6 MARCH 3/2-3/5 APRIL 4/6-4/9 MAY 5/4-5/7 JUNE 6/1-6/4 JULY 7/6-7/9 AUGUST 8/3-8/6 SEPTEMBER **Follows Holiday Collection Schedule** 9/8-9/11 OCTOBER 10/5-10/9 NOVEMBER 11/2-11/5 DECEMBER 12/7-12/10
Each property is permitted to place 1 bulk item such as a stove, sofa, mattress, microwave, or rolled rug. No extra trash containers or bags may be set out for bulk collection during this week.
This is also the only time when the Borough will collect automobile tires from residents, but first please call our office at 610-696-5282.
Items Not Considered Bulk Items
The following items are not considered bulk items:
Items containing freon or refrigerants such as air conditioners and refrigerators
Items containing hazardous chemicals or gases such as propane cylinders
Appliances that contain Freon such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, may be taken to the Public Works Department at: 205 Lacey Street West Chester, PA 19382
Disposal of these appliances is permitted during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. There is a disposal fee of $35 for a refrigerator and $25 for an air conditioner. If transportation of the appliance is not convenient, the Public Works Department will pick it up curbside for a fee.
Any property that generates more than 2, 35-gallon cans and 4 borough trash bags on a regular basis is required to engage a private waste collection hauler to assume waste and recycling collections.
For further information on the borough's solid waste and recycling programs, please contact the Public Works Department at 610-696-5282.