Commercial Information

West Chester Borough does not provide for the collection of solid waste or recyclable materials for commercial properties. These properties are required to contract out these services to a private hauler and per Borough Ordinance are required to receive at least once per week collection. More collections may be required if deemed necessary by the Chester County Health Department or the Public Works Director.

West Chester Borough is a recycling mandated community under State Law Act 101. Under this Act the Borough developed and passed a recycling and trash ordinance requiring that all residents and commercial entities recycle the following material:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel/Bi-metallic Cans
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Branches
  • Christmas Trees
  • Leaves

View a 'how to' video on recycling in your business or office environment


Multiple haulers provide recycling services in our community. The commercial entity is responsible for choosing a waste and recycling contractor, providing the establishment with recycling once you contract with them. The commercial entity is also responsible to report your annual recycling tonnages to the Borough's Public Works Department prior to January 30th of each calendar year.

Multi-Family Dwellings

Multi-family or multi-unit dwellings (i.e. apartment buildings) are required to recycle as well. If you are residing in an apartment building that does not provide recycling for its tenants, please contact the Public Works Department, to report this.