2019 Trash and Recycling Information

Regular trash pickup is WEDNESDAY. Residents are asked to place trash and recycling containers at your pickup site by 5:00 AM on collection day. NO TRASH is to be placed outside more than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of pickup day. If your trash and/or recyclables are not picked up, please do not remove it from your pickup site. Contact the Borough Office before 11:00 AM the next day at 426-4143, ext. 6 and arrangements will be made to have it removed. In inclement weather residents should call the Borough Office at 426-4143 ext. 1 and listen to the current events for any changes.

Residents are allowed three (3), up to 32 gallons, trash bags/cans per week. Anything over that amount will require a yellow $1.50 sticker*. There is no limit to the number of bags with yellow stickers. All trash receptacles must have handles.

Sofas, chairs, mattresses and other like items not weighing more than sixty (60) pounds may be put out with the regular trash pickup each week. Each item must be tagged with a red $5.00 sticker*. No more than two (2) red sticker items may be put out each week.

HOLIDAYS – Cauler Containers observes six (6) major Holidays: New Year’s Day, MemorialDay, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When these holidays fall on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, trash and recyclables will be collected on Thursday.

CHRISTMAS TREES – Pick up will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Remove all decorations and tinsel from the tree (including tree bag) and put at the same collection place as your weekly trash by 5:00 AM.

YARD WASTE – Yard waste (grass, leaves, weeds – no sticks or woody material) is picked up in a separate truck every other Wednesday, with the exception of a holiday, on the following dates: April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st, August 14th, August 28th, September 11th September 25th, and October 9th. All yard waste must be placed in Yard Waste bags (Kraft bags) and requires an orange $1.25 sticker*. There is no limit to the number of bags to be put out each week and bags should be placed beside your regular refuse. Please do not use duct tape to close the bags.

LEAF PICK UP – Only leaves bagged in biodegradable bags will be picked up in the Borough on the following Saturdays: October 26th, November 9th, November 23rd, and December 7th.Kraft biodegradable bags are available at the Borough Office free of charge to Marietta Borough residents.

WOODY MATERIAL – Small branches, no longer than 4’ in length, up to 30 pounds, bundled and placed with you biodegradable bags will be collected during the pick up dates for yard waste and leaf pick up without a extra service tag. However, bundles placed out other than specifics dates, each bundle will count towards your three (3) bag limit.

APPLIANCE & TIRES – Bulk pickup dates for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, June 5th and Wednesday, November 6th. White Goods: This includes large items weighing more than fifty (50) pounds, such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces, and like items. Each item must be identified with a green $15.00 sticker*. Tires: Each tire must be tagged with a purple $5.00 sticker*.


The current China restrictions on certain recycled commodities has brought to light a crisis within the U.S. recycling industry. Contamination is the recycling crisis, which has been occurring for several years. Confusion is the norm that led to contamination in the bin. People are often unsure as to what they can recycle; so they recycle “everything”. The result is upwards of 20% of what is placed in the recycling bin is trash—and in some instances, contamination is even higher. Compounded with China’s ban on mixed paper and mixed plastics (along with some other commodities), this crisis has necessitated an overhaul to recycling across the country.

Over the last few months, LCSWMA has been on the forefront of working toward a solution for Lancaster County that includes: 1) simplifying the recycling process, 2) standardizing the recycling message, and 3) educating people through a campaign called “Recycle Right!” To help make recycling sustainable in Lancaster County for the long term we need your help.

THE CURBSIDE RECYCLING LIST REVISED TO THE“BIG 4”: The list of acceptable materials for placement in the curbside recycling bin has changed for Lancaster County only the following materials (the “Big 4”) should be placed in the curbside recycling bin. NO OTHER MATERIALS THAN LISTED:

  • (1) Corrugated Cardboard (clean, flattened, no plastic bags)
  • (2) Plastic Bottles & Jugs (incl. plastic with a neck). REMOVE LIDS. ITEMS MUST BE EMPTY AND RINSED OUT.

Please disregard any other materials, and remember “when in doubt, throw it out”. LCSWMA will turn these materials into renewable energy!

QUESTIONS? The recycling crisis has been a widely covered issue in the news recently, and we realize you may have questions. Please visit LCSWMA’s website ( on what can be recycled and how, and we encourage you to follow LCSWMA”s social media pages for helpful information and tips.

If you are having trouble keeping track of your recycling bin, try writing your address on it with apermanent marker. When it is really windy outside and you don’t have a lot of recyclables, wait untilthe following week to put your bin out. This may prevent your bin from blowing away.


Although it may not look harmful to you, items such as gasoline, oil and common household cleaners must not be placed outside with your regular trash. They can cause serious safety and health problems during transportation or in disposal facilities.

Items that should not be placed in your regular trash include:
 Auto products (including oil, anti-freeze, brake and transmission fluid and car batteries)
 Household cleaners and floor polish
 Driveway sealant
 Gasoline and kerosene
 Household batteries
 Old chemistry sets
 Paints and paint-related products (including stains, thinners, rust protectant and turpentine) Photographic chemicals and pool chemicals

These items can be safely disposed of at the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster about one (1) mile from Park City Mall. For cost of disposal and hours of operation, please call (717) 397-9968.

Household batteries may also be disposed of at curbside with your regular trash when they are placed in a special orange bag. The bag should be left next to your regular trash or on top of your recyclables. The Borough can provide you with a battery bag free of charge.



Disposal of construction material, household material, brush and yard waste can be disposed of atFrey’s Landfill located at 3049 River Road, Conestoga. For cost of disposal and hours of operation, please call (717) 872-7661.

*Stickers available for sale at the Borough Office during normal business hour

2019 Summer Playground

2019 Marietta Summer Playground

Under the direction of GEARS, the Borough of Marietta will again offer a 2019 Youth Summer Playground Program. Energetic and enthusiastic playground leaders will guide participants in active games, board games, sports, tournaments, arts & crafts and much more! Schedule of weekly activities will be posted. Come check out this exciting program designed to give your children something to do this Summer!

Playground Kick-Off Days!!!

June 17 & 18 (Monday & Tuesday)

Free Introduction to the playground program. Meet the staff and participate in fun playground activities

Who:               Children ages 6-14

What:              Seven weeks of organized FUN!

When:             Mon-Fri, June 17-July 26

Time:               9 am-12 noon

Where:            War Memorial Park (East Walnut Street)

Fee:                FREE for residents of Marietta Borough

$50 for Non-Residents, + $30 Per additional sibling (Max fee of $100 per family)

$5 daily fee

Note To Parents: The Summer Playground Program is designed to provide “drop-in” activities for children and is not a substitute for childcare. Attendance is not mandatory or enforced. Be sure to inform your child of your expectations regarding attendance.

To register:  PRINT REGISTRATION FORM:  2019 Summer Recreation Registration


  • Phone-in (717-426-4143)
  • Fax-in (717-426-1427)
  • Mail-in (Borough Office, 111 East Market Street, Marietta 17547)
    • Phone-in (717-426-4143)
    • Fax-in (717-426-1427)
    • Mail-in (Borough Office, 111 East Market Street, Marietta 17547)
    • Registration will also be accepted at the playground site.
  • Registration will also be accepted at the playground site.