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. Hazardous materials, paper shredding, electronic recycling
and more are all handled via this County department. Visit their website for details on their various programs.
If you are or turn 65
years of age during this calendar year you are entitled to a $40 discount for
the year provided you complete a one-time application for the discount; provide
proof of age (driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, etc.) for all household
members; and, pay the entire invoice before the due date. Invoices paid after
the due date will be the full rate with penalties added. If you have already
applied for the Senior Citizen Discount in the past, you are no longer required
to complete an application and your invoice should reflect the discounted rate
of $120.00. Click here for the Senior
Citizen Discount Verification Form Print out this form and bring it along with a valid ID to
the Muhlenberg Township Business Office Monday through Friday, 8AM to
Electronic Devices May NOT be Thrown into the Trash - Per U.S. and PA regulations, electronic devices
including desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer
peripherals, computer tablets and televisions must be properly recycled
and may not be thrown into the trash. Your trash hauler is not permitted
to accept these devices and will leave them behind as uncollectible. More information can be found on the Electronics Recycling Page.
Muhlenberg Township Ordinance 267, codified as Chapter 111
requires a mandatory recycling program throughout the Township. The
Township has established recycling requirements for all properties in the
Township of Muhlenberg. It shall be the duty of every property owner in
the Township wherein recyclables area generated and/or accumulated to provide
for the collection, removal, and disposal of such recyclables in accordance
with the provisions of PA State Act 101.
Those properties in the Township not receiving municipal
recycling collection service including but not, limited to, large apartment and
condominium type properties, large commercial and industrial properties and
institutional properties shall establish and maintain their own private
recycling programs in accordance with the provisions of this Part and Act
101. All such properties shall submit periodic reports regarding their
recycling programs and providing information as requested by the Township.
Acceptable Recycling Materials Include:
Aluminum cans, Newspaper, Bimetallic cans, Corrugated paper, Glass containers, High grade office paper, Plastic containers, Steel cans
Please note that private recycling programs must include, at
a minimum, aluminum cans, corrugated paper, and high grade office paper.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Township of
Muhlenberg. Please call 610-929-4727 for further assistance.