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.

Special Collections:

Residents may contact Republic Services to arrange and pay for a special collection of construction, demolition or remodeling material, as well as excess trash resulting from a major event such as the resident moving or a major disaster (fire, flood, sewer backup). Contact Republic Services in advance for special instructions, fees and/or to schedule this service.

E-Waste Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

Plum Boro has negotiated direct pick-up services for E-waste and HHW as part of our contract with Republic Services.  Residents can have these items collected at home for no addtional fees by contacting Republic Services directly.  For more information on this program, please click here or call 877-788-9400.