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Solid Waste Authority
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.
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.

Recycling Events  (hover over item to stop scrolling and click links for more information)

 

 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
October 22, 2016- FirstEnergy Stadium, Rt. 61, Reading, Pa.
 
Pharmaceutical Collection - Medication Drop Box Program
Free to Berks County Residents
 
 
Paper Shredding - Free to Berks County Residents
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
October 15, 2016- FirstEnergy Stadium, Rt. 61, Reading, Pa.

  

Electronic Recycling - Free for residents of Berks County
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
8:00 AM - Noon
1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, Pa. 19533

 

 Tire Collection - Fees apply

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, Pa.)
8:00 AM - Noon
County Recycling Center, 1316 Hilltop Rd., Leesport, Pa. 19533

 

Contact Information
 
Address:
Berks County Solid Waste Authority
Services Center, 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Phone: 610-478-6362
Fax: 610-478-3470
Email: swa@countyofberks.com
 
Office Hours ​8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed for Holidays
Recycling Center
Hours: See Individual Brochure, on this website,  for dates and times for each location​
Jane Meeks, Executive Director

  
2015 Year End Report
 
 
Electronic Waste
 
 
Hazardous Waste

*Latex Paint Disposal

 
Paper Shredding
 
Program sponsored by:
 
 
 
Pharmaceutical Collection
 

Full-time Medication Drop-box program

 

Drug Deactivation Kit

 
Special Wastes
COALS project
(Clean Up Our American Lands & Streams)
 
Stop Dumping on Berks
(Crime Alert Berks County)