Garbage & Recycling

What is My Scheduled Garbage/Recycling Pickup Day?

Garbage Collection

  • The bill for garbage/recycling service is $100 per quarter.  This bill is paid to Jordan Tax Service.
  • Garbage is picked up once a week and must be placed curbside by 6:00 AM of your scheduled day.
  • Only one Township-issued cart for weekly garbage is included in the regular service.
  • No garbage outside of your Township-issued cart will be accepted, except for two bulk items per month (first full week of the month).  The bulk item calendar can be found by clicking here.
  • Residents may obtain an additional garbage cart(s) for an annually adjusted fee ($110 in 2024) directly through Waste Management.  This would be in addition to the $100 quarterly bill paid to Jordan Tax Service.  You must use a Waste Management cart(s) to place out additional garbage.   You cannot use your own cart for additional garbage; it must be a Waste Management cart. Call 1-800-866-4460 to order additional carts and service.  When calling, please state "Service Change".  This will then connect you to a live agent who can assist you in ordering a cart.   
  • Items That Will Not Be Collected Curbside
    • Electronics (Electronics will be picked up through Waste Management At Your Door at no extra charge; information is included under the heading "Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste")
    • Household Hazardous Waste (Household Hazardous will be picked up through Waste Management At Your Door at no extra charge; information is included under the heading "Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste")
    • Paint (Paint will be picked up through Waste Management At Your Door at no extra charge; information is included under the heading "Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste")
    • Construction Material
    • Building Material
    • Tree Waste
    • Gravel, Bricks, Sod, Dirt, Mulch
    • Automobile Parts
    • Tires
    • Flammable Liquids
    • Pianos/Organs
    • Propane Tanks
    • Riding Lawn Mowers
    • Elliptical Machines 

Bulk Items

  • Bulk Items will be limited to two items that will be picked up on the first full pickup week of the month.  The bulk item schedule can be found by clicking here. Residents do NOT have to notify WM or the Township prior to placing out bulk items.  
  • Common bulk items that Waste Management will take include:
    • Household Appliances including washers, dryers, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator (freon must be removed and must be tagged), hot water tank, etc.
    • Toilets (Must be in 2 pieces)
    • Carpet/Padding (no longer than 4 feet in length and rolled/secured with twine or tape)
    • Furniture including chairs, tables, armories, cabinets, chests, headboards, sofa, mattresses, box springs, dressers, and interior doors.
    • If placing out glass doors, tables, or similar style glass, please tape all edges (sides & corners) and tape an X across both sides
    • Basketball hoops (pole must be no longer than 4 feet and backboard must be removed)
    • Christmas Trees

Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste

  • Peters Township residents are able to recycle electronics and household hazardous waste at their front door by scheduling a pickup through Waste Management At Your Door.  To schedule a pickup, visit Waste Management at Your Door or call 1-800-449-7587. 
  • A listing of items that Waste Management At Your Door recycles is available by clicking here.  There is no extra fee for this service; it is included as part of your garbage/recycling fee.

Recycling Collection

  • The bill for garbage/recycling service is $100 per quarter.  This bill is paid to Jordan Tax Service.
  • Recycling is picked up once a week and must be placed curbside by 6:00 AM of your scheduled day.
  • Only one Township-issued cart for weekly recycling is included in the regular service.  
  • Additional recycling cart(s) may  be ordered, beginning January 1, 2024, by calling 1-800-866-4460.  There is an annually adjusted fee ($93 in 2024) for additional recycling cart(s).  This would be in addition to the $100 quarterly bill paid to Jordan Tax Service.
  • Materials Accepted In Your Recycling Cart
    • Metal:  Aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, steel, and tin food cans
    • Plastics: Screw-top plastic bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs (labeled #1 or #2).  Plastic caps are allowed if secured tightly to a plastic bottle.
    • Plastic Tubs: Acceptable plastic tubs have a snap on lid and hold food such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and butter. The lid and any food must be removed before the container can be recycled. Plastic tubs do NOT include small, single serving packages that have a peel back lid. Plastic take out trays and other plastic food trays are still not accepted.
    • Glass: Bottles & jars; glass bottles and jars can also be recycled curbside at the Glass Recycling Container, located behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Rd.
    • Paper:  Magazines, advertising inserts, junk mail, phone books, newspaper, envelopes, catalogs, paperback books, and computer paper.  Please remove ay metal or plastic spiral binders and plastic covers.  No paper envelopes with plastic windows or plastic/bubble wrap lined envelopes.
    • Cardboard:  Cardboard boxes and sheets of cardboard.  You may also use the Cardboard Compactor, located behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Rd.
    • Paperboard Boxes: Cereal, dry foods, and tissue boxes.  Please remove any plastic film and flatten.
    • Paper Towel Rolls
    • Pizza Boxes - Please remove paper and any food waste and flatten.
  • Materials NOT Accepted in Your Recycling Cart
    • No #3, #4, #5*, #6, or #7 Plastics  (*#5 Plastic Tubs are allowed as defined above)
    • No Plastic Bags of any kind, including blue bags.  Plastic bags can be recycled at your nearest Giant Eagle location.
    • No Berry Containers & No Clam Shell Containers 
    • No Garbage or Food Waste                                               
    • No Shredded Paper
    • No Ceramics                                                 
    • No Styrofoam or Fast Food Wrappers
    • No Loose Plastic Caps
    • No Metal Lids                               
    • No Aluminum Pie Pans or Aluminum Foil       
    • No Toilet Paper Rolls
    • No Cartons: Milk, Almond/Soy Milk, Cream, & Orange Juice Containers                      
    • No Paper Envelopes with Plastic Windows or Plastic/Bubble Wrap Lined Envelopes

Glass Recycling Container

  • Located Behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E McMurray Road, McMurray, PA  15317
  • Open Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Free for Residents to Use
  • No Sorting Required - Clear/Brown/Green Glass Accepted;  Only Glass: No Bags, No Boxes, No Lids; Make Sure Items Have Been Rinsed out/Cleaned
  • Glass Recycling Container Flyer (PDF)

Carboard Compactor

  • Located Behind Fire Station #1 at 245 E. McMurray Road, McMurray, PA  15317
  • Open Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Free for Residents & Small Businesses to Use
  • Flatten cardboard and insert into slot.  Do Not Push Any Buttons - The compactor will run automatically when full.
  • Cardboard Compactor Flyer (PDF)

Yard/Leaf Waste

  • Yard and leaf waste must always be placed in your garbage cart.  The exception is leaf waste may be placed out in paper leaf/lawn bags curbside during the five-week autumn leaf collection.  
  • The autumn leaf collection weeks for 2024 are:
    • October 28th - October 31st
    • November 4th - November 7th
    • November 11th - November 14th
    • November 18th - November 21st
    • No Pickup the Week of Thanksgiving
    • December 2nd - December 5th
  • During this five-week collection period, leaves must be in paper leaf/lawn bags, must be curbside by 6:00 a.m., and will be picked up in a special collection by a separate truck.
  • Public Works will pickup leaves in the spring on April 1, April 8, & April 15.  Leaves must be paper leaf/lawn bags and you must call Public Works ahead of time to schedule a pickup at 724-941-6161.
  • Residents may sign up for leaf vacuuming in the fall for a fee of $150.  Information on the 2024 program will be posted in Summer 2024.  

Missed Collection

  • For missed garbage or recycling collection, please call the Peters Township Municipal Building at 724-941-4180.  Township staff will contact Waste Management to resolve the issue.

Broken Garbage/Recycling Cart

  • If your Township garbage or Township recycling cart is damaged, please contact the Peters Township Municipal Building at 724-941-4180, and we will schedule a repair date for Waste Management to repair the cart.
  • If your additional Waste Management garbage cart or additional Waste Management recycling cart is damaged, contact Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.

New Residents

  • New residents should contact Jordan Tax Service (724-731-2300) to set up garbage/recycling billing for their property.  Each property should have one garbage cart and one recycling cart.  If you are missing a garbage or recycling cart, call the Municipal Building (724-941-4180).

Holiday Delays 

  • When Waste Management observes a holiday, there is no garbage or recycling service on the holiday itself.  In addition, collection is delayed by one day for the remainder of that week.  Holidays that occur on a Saturday or Sunday DO NOT cause a garbage delay.
  • The 2024 holidays that will cause a delay are listed below:
    • New Year's Day - Monday, January 1, 2024 - all streets delayed by one day
    • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2024 - All streets delayed by one day
    • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Thursday streets delayed one day
    • Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2024 - All streets delayed by one day
    • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Thursday streets delayed by one day
    • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2024 - Wednesday & Thursday streets delayed one day

Helpful Tips

  • If you do not already have one, it could be a good time to consider using a mulching lawn mower. A mulching lawn mower redistributes fine-cut grass clippings back into your yard, removing the need for bagging and disposing of the clippings.
  • Consider composting leaf and yard waste instead of disposing of this waste with your trash. 
  • If you do not have a trash compactor, you may want to consider that purchase to maximize you garbage cart’s capacity.

Discounts/Forms

  • Peters Township offers senior discounts, low-income discounts, and snow-bird discounts.  For more information, click here.

Other Resources

  • Additional services, such as house cleanouts, disposal of construction materials, etc., will still be available directly through Waste Management for an additional fee. 
    • Contact Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460; or
    • Utilize the Bagster program.  You can purchase bags at a participating retailers, order bags online at thebagster.com, or call 1-877-789-2247.