Borough of East Berlin


As of October 1, 2018, East Berlin Borough entered into the Joint Contract for Municipal Waste Collection/Disposal & Recycling for the Southeast Group (Abbottstown Borough, East Berlin Borough, Cumberland Township, Straban Township).

Our hauler is Waste Connections of Pennsylvania

  • Customers are directly billed by Waste Connections. For more information and to sign up for services, click here or call (717) 709-1700.
  • We have weekly curbside trash pick-up, bi-weekly curbside recycling pick-up, and bulk trash pick-up upon request. Pick-up day is Thursday. If pick-up day coincides with a holiday, pick-up day will move to Friday, the following day. 
  • Recycling Guidelines for items acceptable for recycling. Non-recyclables can contaminate an entire load, so please follow these guidelines.
  • All trash must be bagged. Place all recyclables loosely in recycling bin.
  • Weather-related delays will be posted on the company website and in Latest News.
  • Yard waste is limited to two bags per pick-up. Please trim twigs and branches to manageable size and bundle for easy pick-up.
  • If you have bulk trash (large items such as furniture, televisions, etc.), please schedule pick-up with Waste Connections by calling (717) 709-1700 or contacting them through their website or the WasteConnect app. 
  • We have quarterly electronics recycling at drop-off locations chosen by the municipalities in the joint contract. East Berlin hosts the drop-off every December at our Community Park. Date and time will be posted in Latest News.
  • We request that residents and businesses place trash and recycling containers at the curb or alley AFTER 5PM the day before weekly pickup.
  • 2020 Solid Waste Ordinance requires residents and businesses to store trash and recycling containers on the side or rear of their properties, NOT in front of their properties.

Borough Office

128 Water St
East Berlin, PA 17316

Borough Office: 717-259-9224

Hours: By Appointment

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