Garbage Service / Trash Information

Garbage Service/Trash:

All questions and complaints concerning garbage and recyling must be directed to Republic Services at 877-788-9400.

Republic Services provides curbside collection of household waste generated on a weekly basis and includes normal household waste and one bulk item per week (bulk is described below).  Household waste also includes bundled carpet/padding (cut in 4-foot sections), hedge cuttings, limbs and branches, and other similar waste materials other than construction debris, hazardous waste or domestic animal waste. Please place your trash in standard 35-gallon trash containers or heavy plastic bags securely tied. Bags and/or cans may not exceed 50 lbs.

Bulk Waste:

Bulk Waste Items are limited to one per week. Any additional bulk items will require a bulk sticker that can be purchaed from Republic Services for $10 per bulk item. Bulk items include household appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators (freon must first be removed by a certified technician and labeled as such), washing machines, furniture and furnishings.

Yard Waste Recycling Service:

Yard waste recycling service will take place on the third Saturday of the following months during 2020: May 16th; June 20th; September 19th; October 17th and November 21st. The service includes the removal of shrubbery; chipped shrubbery; tree trimmings and garden residue (with dirt removed). Items must be placed inside a brown biodegradable bag. Larger yard waste must be bundled and contain waste no larger than four feet in length and three inches in diameter. A bundle should be a reasonable weight estimated at no more than 20 lbs.  Grass clippings will not be picked up.  All items must be placed at the curb before 6:00 a.m. on the service date.

Yard waste pick-up is by appointment only.  Please contact Republic Services at 1-877-788-9400 no later than the Wednesday before the Saturday pick-up date.  When you call to be placed on the pick-up schedule, please tell the customer service representative that you are a resident of Plum Borough.