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Trash & Recycling


Regular trash pickup is THURSDAYS.  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 business 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 – Goods observes six (6) major Holidays:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  When these holidays fall on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, trash and recyclables will be collected on Friday. 

CHRISTMAS TREES – Pick up will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024.  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 Thursday, with the exception of a holiday, on the following dates: April 4th, April 18th, May 2nd, May 16th, May 31st (Fri.), June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, September 6th (Fri.), September 19th, and October 3rdh.  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 ThursdaysOctober 17th, October 31st, November 14th, November 29th (Fri.) and December 12th.  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 your biodegradable bags will be collected during the pickup dates for yard waste and leaf pick up without an 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 2024 will be held on June 6th and November 7th.  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*.


We commend all Borough residents who separate and recycle their trash.  Those who do not recycle are encouraged to do so.  Please find listed below recycling guidelines to assist you:


Glass:  All colors – clear, green and brown food and beverage bottles and jars only, remove caps or lids, these can be thrown away.  Labels do not need to be removed and please do not break glass. NO WINDOW GLASS.

Cans:  Aluminum, steel cans, only.  Labels do not need to be removed.

Plastic Bottles:  Plastic bottle and jugs with a neck.  Labels do not need to be removed but please remove all caps.

Cardboard:  Corrugated Cardboard boxes broken down only.


If in question:  Throw it in the trash.  You may also visit:

If you are having trouble keeping track of your recycling bin, try writing your address on it with a permanent marker.  When it is really windy outside and you don’t have a lot of recyclables, wait until the 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 at Frey’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