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.  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.
 
  • The Berks County COVID-19 Help Center closed end of day, Friday, June 5, 2020.  If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
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. Please read all signs at the site so that you are not cited for illegal dumping. Absolutely no Styrofoam is permitted to be dropped off at this center. This center is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
  
 
Glass is no longer accepted for recycling at 1316 Hilltop Rd, Leesport
 
                                     DEP GUIDE TO PROPER RECYCLING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recycling Events

Household Hazardous Waste - Free to Berks County Residents
  
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
 October 24, 2020 - Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, Pa. 19533
 

Pharmaceutical Waste - Medication Drop Box Program
Free to Berks County Residents
 
Paper Shredding​​ - Free to Berks County Residents
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  
October 17, 2020 - Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, Pa. 19533
 
Electronic Recycling - Free for residents of Berks County - CLOSED SAT., JULY 4, 2020
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

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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​