Recycling

Plastic Bottles for RecyclingThe City of Coatesville has awarded the trash and recycling contracts to Eagle Disposal as the lowest responsible bidder. Eagle Disposal will begin Coatesville City Trash collection as of April 1, 2011 and throughout our three year contract. Eagle Disposal will collect recyclables every week. Recyclables will be picked up on the same designated day as trash in the front of the property.


The residents of the City now have access to a yard waste drop off location at the Central Chester County Recycling Authority compost site located at 2240 Upper Gap Road. Open on the second Saturday of each month from 8 am to 2 pm. Directions; take South First Avenue to South on Youngsburg Road to the left on Upper Gap Road, Site is 3/4 mile on the right.

Coatesville’s Recycling Schedule

WHEN

The recycling pick-up schedule matches your trash collection schedule.
Special pick-up dates exist for yard trimmings and white metal (washers, dryers, hot water heaters, refrigerators, air conditioners). NOTE: You must call City Hall at (610) 384-0300 to schedule special pick-ups.

WHAT

Paper: Newspaper, junk mail, magazines, should be bundled and tied or put in a brown paper bag and set along side of the recycling container.

Cardboard: boxes, cereal boxes (inside packaging removed), etc. should be cut to a reasonable size and bundled & tied and set along side of the recycling container.

Glass: Clear, brown, and green and clear class, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans should be rinsed and placed in the recycling container.

Metal: Aluminum and bi-metal cans (rinsed), steel and tin should be placed in the recycling container.

Plastics: Number 1 – 7. Please Note:Metal lids may be recycled, but should be separated/removed from the container they were originally attached to and placed in the recycle container individually. Plastic lids should not be recycled unless they have the triangular recycling symbol and the number 1 – 7 in the center of the triangle.

WHERE

Place recyclables listed above at curbside in the front of your property. Trash is placed to the rear of property; though there are some exceptions based on where you live.

HOW

Excluding the paper products, all glass, metals, and plastics can be placed in the same recycling bin.

Excluded: Unfortunately, we cannot take light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics, oil cans, dishes or window glass, crystal, flower pots, metallic wrapping paper, aerosol cans, wire hangers, tin/aluminum foil, or pots and pans at this time.

YARD WASTE PROGRAM

SCHEDULE – Pick-ups are by appointment only and scheduled for every other Wednesday. CALL FOR PICK UP either 610-384-0300 or 610-384-2861.

PLACE yard waste at the edge of your property, if possible at the same location as your trash cans.

GRASS – Mow high, set your mower at the highest setting to create deeper root systems that are more drought tolerant and to choke out weeds. Grass cuttings are considered to be a great natural fertilizer. It is recommended that they be left on the lawn after cutting

DISPOSAL OF GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES – If you must dispose of clippings or leaves please containerize them (preferably paper bags, a cardboard box or a 30 gallon trash can. Plastic bags will not be taken. Total of three (3) containers only.

TREE WASTE – Limbs shall be not more than three feet in length, No single piece shall be more than three inches in diameter.

 

HEDGES, vines, rose bushes, shrubs, multi-flora hedges, etc. must be securely tied, bundles must not exceed 3 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Whole trees and stumps are not included.

THE VOLUME OF MATERIAL COLLECTED IS LIMITED TO AN EQUIVALENT OF THREE BAGS/CONTAINERS and/or ONE BUNDLE PER PROPERTY, not to exceed 3 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter and not more than forty (40) pounds weight.

 

For additional information, call the Public Works department at (610) 384-2861.