Welcome to the County of Berks
Solid Waste Authority
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Mission
The mission of the Berks County Solid Waste Authority is to manage solid waste and recyclable materials in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner.

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About Berks County Solid Waste Authority (SWA)
 
The Berks County Solid Waste Authority was established by the Berks County Commissioners on August 19, 1992. The role of the Solid Waste Authority is to protect the health and welfare of the residents of Berks County and to provide a means whereby Berks County can effectively and efficiently (a) manage and (b) implement the Solid Waste Plan.
 

The Recycling Center at 1316 Hilltop Road, Leesport is now under video surveillance and illegal dumpers are being cited. Please do not leave anything at the center that is not listed as an acceptable material on the containers.  Absolutely no Styrofoam is permitted to be dropped off at this center. This center is open daily from 8:00 AM until Dusk, for fall and winter hours.
   
Glass is no longer accepted for recycling at 1316 Hilltop Rd, Leesport
 
                                     DEP GUIDE TO PROPER RECYCLING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Recycling Events

 
Electronic Recycling -​ Free for residents of Berks County 
Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 AM - Noon (1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, Pa)
 
Tire Collection - Fees apply - Open
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, Pa.)
8:00 AM - Noon

Pharmaceutical Waste - Medication Drop Box Program
Free to Berks County Residents
 
Shredding Services (click here) 
   
    
 
 
Free to Berks County Residents 
 
The next hazardous waste collection date for the spring of 2022 has not yet been set.

Please check this website for updates.
 

All residents must pre-register to participate in our hazardous waste collection event
 

Put all empty containers in your regular trash collection
  
 
 
2021 Paper Shredding Event
 
Free to Berks County Residents 
 
 
The next paper shredding date for the spring of 2022 has not yet been set.

Please check this website for updates.​
 

All residents must pre-register to participate in our paper shredding event


Absolutely no plastic bags will be accepted.
 
 
Jane Meeks, Executive Director

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Berks County Recycling
COVID Protocols​
                                           
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 Absolutely no latex paint will be accepted at our hazardous waste collections.

 (Latex paint disposal)​

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 ​2021 Paper Shredding

   October 16, 2021

Berks County Ag Center

1238 County Welfare Road

Leesport, Pa. 19533

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 Pharmaceutical Collection

 
 
 
Special Wastes
Light Bulbs