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Berks County Solid Waste Authority
Jane Meeks, Executive Director
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
April 16, 2016 - Gov. Mifflin Intermediate, 600 Governor Dr. Shillington
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
April 23, 2016 - Gov. Mifflin Intermediate, 600 Governor Dr., Shillington
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
Berks County Solid Waste Authority
Services Center, 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Office Hours: ​8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed for Holidays
Recycling Center
See Individual Brochure, on this website,  for dates and times for each location​
2015 Year End Report
Electronic Waste
Hazardous Waste

     2016 Brochure

*Latex Paint Disposal

Paper Shredding

      ​2016 Brochure

 Program sponsored by:
Pharmaceutical Collection
 Full-time Medication Drop-box program

Special Wastes
Christmas Tree Recycling
Light Bulbs
   Local Drop-offs
   Energy Star
​Purchase R Kit
Waste Management
​Bethlehem App.


​COALS project
(Clean Up Our American Lands & Streams)
Program Description
Contact Information
​Sign-up Form
Cleanup Site
​Illegal Dumping
​Completed Site:
1. Skyline Drive-3/07
2. Heisters Creek-4/07

Stop Dumping on Berks
(Crime Alert Berks County)
Program Description