Parkesburg Borough Trash Fact

From the desk of Parkesburg Councilperson Mel Keen

General Trash Guidelines

  • Put cans/boxes out the night before pick-up or early on the day of pick-up.
  • Put trash in cans.
  • Remove empty trash cans from the street promptly and store in the rear of your yard.
  • Please pick-up wind blown trash.

Monday Yard Wast Collection

  • Place leaves, sticks and weeds in cans, boxes or paper yard waste bags.
  • No dirt, stones, trash or plastic bags.
  • Bundle sticks 3’ long. No branches over 2” thick or logs.
  • No pick-up during the winter.


  • Tuesday, South side,
  • Wednesday North side
  • Place metal, plastic and glass bottles and containers AND cardboard and newspaper together in cans or boxes.
  • Do not put recycling in plastic trash bags
  • The Borough doesn’t pay to dump recycling! When you recycle you help hold the line on trash fees.
  • These items can be recycled
    • Metal: Tin and aluminum cans, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans.
    • Glass: Bottles and Jars (any color)
    • Plastic: #1 and #2 plastics ONLY (mostly beverage, food and detergent containers).
    • Cardboard: May be filled with recycling or empty and flattened.
    • Mixed paper: Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), phone books, food boxes (remove plastic liner), computer paper, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil orplastic wrap), soda and beer cartons.

Regular trash pick-up

  • Thursday, South Side- First Avenue and South
  • Friday, North & East Side-E. 1st & 2nd Avenues, Maple Street and North

Scrape metal

  • Put out on your regular trash day, next to your can.


  • If a holiday falls on a Thursday, (like Thanksgiving) South Side pick-up will be on Wednesday.
  • If a holiday falls on a Friday, South-Side pick-up Wednesday and North Side pick-up will be on Thursday.
  • Monday holidays – no yard waste

Call Borough Hall at 610-857-2616 for information about removing large items.

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