TRASH & RECYCLING
Caln Township provides once per week trash pick up to eligible residential properties. Residents may put out their township issued trash cart, in addition two additional 35 gallon water tight trash containers or bags on each collection day.
Recycling is unlimited and shall be placed in the recycling cart provided by the Township. For additional information on items which should be recycled and placed in your recycling cart, click here.
BULK TRASH GUIDELINES
The contractor will pickup one bulk item such as a chair, sofa or carpet (3 rolls tied 4 feet, long) each week.
White goods such as refrigerators may be picked up if the freon is removed by the owner. This service is offered, as an option, by Eagle Disposal at 717-355-9560. A $30 fee will be charged, by Eagle Disposal, for this service.
Eagle Disposal also offers a "Special Pick Up" per Hopper Load for $55.00 for those residents who may have an excessive amount of trash or bulk items that exceeds the township weekly limit. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call Eagle Disposal directly to make payment arrangements and an appointment at 717-355-9560.
WEATHER & HOLIDAY CHANGES
Weather, holidays or equipment problems may delay the trash collection a day or more in some areas. Visit Eagle Disposal for additional information relating to weather related delays.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL
Due to the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act which addresses the recycling and disposal of certain electronic devices in Pennsylvania, the hauler can no longer accept computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions as a bulk/trash item. These items must be taken to an electronics disposal drop-off location. Click here for Chester County Solid Waste Authority's upcoming HHW events and here for additional information on types of hazardous waste and how to dispose of them.
As a reminder, trash and recycling must be placed at the curb no later than 6:00 AM on the scheduled day. However, we suggest placing your cans out for pickup the night before. If a missed collection is found, not due to the haulers error, it will be collected on the next scheduled collection day for your area.
We ask your patience with our trash haulers. For instances when trash or recyclables are missed on a regular collection day, contact the Township Building at 610-384-0600 ext 3 prior to 10:00 AM the next day to schedule the hauler to return.
Please do not burn trash or yard waste. Burning is prohibited.
hOW MUCH IS MY TRASH BILL?
The Township collects an annual trash fee from each home that is served by the residential trash collection program. The current trash fee is $252 per home.
wHAT DOES IT PAY FOR?
The trash bills collected pay for a portion of the weekly trash collection in Caln Township. Each year nearly 6,000 tons of trash is collected and transported to the landfill. A typical home generates almost 1.5 tons of trash per year at a cost of more than $240.00.
WHEN IS IT MAILED
The trash bill will be sent out in conjunction with the sewer bill, every other month.
WHERE CAN I PAY MY BILL?
Residents can mail their bill or pay in person at the Caln Township Building, 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372.
COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND MUNICIPAL RECYCLING
All persons occupying properties, institutional properties and/or municipal properties within the Township shall separate high-grade office paper, aluminum, glass, plastics, and corrugated cardboard generated at such establishments; store the materials until collected by a municipal waste collector; and annually provide written documentation to the Township of the types of materials and the total tons of materials recycled. Such documentation shall be provided to the Township within 20 days of the end of each calendar year. All commercial properties, institutional properties and/or municipal properties shall supply receptacles or carts for the purpose of separating from the municipal waste all aluminum, glass, plastics, and corrugated cardboard that will be accessible to the public that utilize their establishment. Please click here for additional information.
If you are interested in signing up for the Caln Township recycling program click here.
On an annual basis you are required to provide written documentation to the Township, on or before January 31st, of the total number of tons of materials and the type of materials recycled from the prior year. If you have not already submitted the required documentation, please click here or contact the Township at 610-384-0600 x139. Forms should be returned to Caln Township 253 Municipal Drive Thorndale, PA 19372. Attention: Recycling Program.
This video from the Chester County Solid Waste Authority on recycling at work clears up some common questions about what is, and it not, recyclable.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COLLECTIONS AND DISPOSAL OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS FROM MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
An owner, landlord or agent of an owner or landloard of a multi-family residential property shall establish a collection system for recyclable materials at each property and contact for pickup of such materials by a registered municipal waste collector. The collection system must include the provision and use of suitable receptacles or carts for collecting recyclable materials, easily accessible locations for the containers and written instructions to the occupants or residents concerning the use and availability of the collection system. Click here for information on required items to be recycled.
On an annual basis you are required to provide written documentation to the Township, on or before January 31st, of the total number of tons of materials and the type of materials recycled from the prior year. If you have not already submitted the required documentation, please click here or contact the Township at 610-384-0600 x139. Forms should be returned to Caln Township 253 Municipal Drive Thorndale PA 19372. Attention: Recycling Program.