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.  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.

 
  • All Berks County Employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  County of Berks Offices are currently open only to individuals with appointments and to conduct essential business.  Essential business refers to those functions that cannot be postponed or conducted remotely.
  • If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
 
 
Free to Berks County Residents (Registration Required)
 
October 23, 2021        Berks County Agricultural Center
                          1238 County Welfare Road
                Leesport, Pa. 19533
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All residents must pre-register to participate in our hazardous waste collection event
(Registration will open on August 1, 2021)
 

Put all empty containers in your regular trash collection
  
 
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 dusk.
   
Glass is no longer accepted for recycling at 1316 Hilltop Rd, Leesport
 
                                     DEP GUIDE TO PROPER RECYCLING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Recycling Events

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

Pharmaceutical Waste - Medication Drop Box Program
Free to Berks County Residents
 
Paper Shredding- The 2021 collection dates have not yet been set.  If dates are established for 2021 that information will be posted on this website.
 
Shredding Services (click here) 
 
 
Jane Meeks, Executive Director
 
 
  
                                           
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2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
October 23, 2021
(Registration is required and will open on August 1, 2021)
 

 

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

 (Latex paint disposal)​

 

 Paper Shredding

   2021 Collection Dates to be determined 

 Pharmaceutical Collection

 
 
 
Special Wastes
Light Bulbs