Trash & Recycling Information
Rockland Township does not provide rubbish/garbage collection. Property owners are responsible to contact a private collection contractor.
Rockland Township does not provide curbside recycling pick-up or drop-off.
Contact the Berks County Solid Waste Authority for more information on County recycling options and locations at (610) 478-6362 or click here for a link to the Berks County Solid Waste Authority website.
THE COUNTY'S 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 DUSK. CENTER MAY CLOSE FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME TO PROCESS MATERIALS, AS DEMAND REQUIRES.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR RECYCLING BIN: GENERAL GUIDELINES
(Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)
PAINT: LATEX, WATER-BASED OR ACRYLIC
DISPOSAL FOR HOUSEHOLDS
SPECIAL DISPOSAL PROCEDURE: Latex, water-based or acrylic paint is not a hazardous material and should not be brought to the County’s hazardous waste collections. Dry latex, water-based or acrylic paint can go in the trash. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET RID OF IT SAFELY:
· If there is less than an inch of paint in the can, remove the lid and air dry.
· If there is more than an inch of paint in the can, mix the paint with cat litter and let it solidify. You can also use a paint hardener according to directions.
· Throw the can of dried paint in the garbage. Remove the lid, but do not take the paint out of the can.