Welcome to the County of Berks
Solid Waste Authority

DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS:

Department Contact Info:

Phone: 610-478-6362
Email: jmeeks@berkscswa.com

 
THE RECYCLING CENTER (cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum and tin cans and plastic bottles) AT 1316 HILLTOP ROAD, LEESPORT IS OPEN  DAILY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 8:00 PM.  EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020 THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSING AT DUSK EACH DAY.  THE CENTER MAY CLOSE FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME TO PROCESS MATERIALS, AS DEMAND REQUIRES.

 
PLEASE MAINTAIN PROPER DISTANCING OF 6' BETWEEN VISITORS AND WEAR A MASK.
 
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 8:00 PM.  EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2020 THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSING AT DUSK EACH DAY.
  
 
Glass is no longer accepted for recycling at 1316 Hilltop Rd, Leesport
 
                                     DEP GUIDE TO PROPER RECYCLING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Recycling Events

 
 
 
 
Free to Berks County Residents (Registration Required)
 
Saturday and Sunday - October 24th and 25th, 2020
Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, Pa. 19533 (8 AM - 2:00 PM)
 
All residents must pre-register to participate in our hazardous waste collection event.
 
 
  
 

 

Pharmaceutical Waste - Medication Drop Box Program
Free to Berks County Residents
 
Paper Shredding- All events canceled for 2020.
 
Shredding Services (click here) 

 

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

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:  jmeeks@berkscswa.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
 
 
                                              
 
Invitation to Bid (ITB) Electronic Recycling Services 
 

 - ITB - August 2020

- Amendment 1 - 8-10-2020

- Final date for questions - 8:00 AM on 8/28/2020

 - Link to Bid Opening

 - Bid Results

                                              
 
Electronic Recycling
Center 
 
  

 

Absolutely no latex paint will be accepted at our hazardous waste collections.

* Latex Paint Disposal

 

 Paper Shredding

   Canceled for 2020 

 Pharmaceutical Collection

Special Wastes
Light Bulbs