Trash Services

The Steelton Borough is contracted with Republic Services to provide trash and recycling services. The contract allows for four (4) trash cans and one (1) bulk item per week.

Trash pickup occurs each Wednesday.

On weeks that include a holiday, the schedule may change. Please review the trash schedule below for the complete yearly trash pickup schedule.

Republic Waste Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule

Contact Information

Republic Services
3730 Sandhurst Drive
York, PA 17406
Phone:  717-845-1557 or 1-800-210-9675

Recycling Services

Acceptable Items


  • All Plastic Containers Labeled #1 – #7 with necks smaller than their bases.
  • Remove caps/lids, rinse. Labels and neck rings do not need to be removed.


  • Aluminum beverage cans.
  • Steel food and beverage cans & empty aerosol cans.
  • Remove caps/lids, rinse. Labels do not need to be removed.


  • Clear, brown, & green glass food and beverage
  • Containers

Cardboard, Paperboard, Paper

  • Newspapers, Inserts and Junk Mail
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Envelopes
  • All sizes of cardboard boxes cut down into easy to handle sizes
  • Pizza boxes
  • Food boxes (i.e. crackers, cereal, cake boxes)
  • Empty paper towel & toilet paper rolls
  • Paperboard packaging (i.e. tissue boxes)
  • Office and School paper (any color)
  • Paper bags (grocery type)
  • Phone books & other soft cover books
  • Be sure all packaging is removed (i.e. Styrofoam, bubble wrap, peanuts, plastic liners, plastics, etc.)
  • Flatten cardboard boxes (When you receive your 65 ga llon recycle cart, cut boxes down to fit inside cart)
  • Keep paper and cardboard items dry.

Unacceptable Items

  • Broken Glass
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Electronics or Batteries
  • Food-Soiled Materials
  • Light Bulbs
  • Needles (contact with hypodermic needles can cause serious worker injury)
  • Plastic Bags {Including Grocery Bags)
  • Plastic Ta bleware {Knives, Forks, etc.)
  • Plastic Toys or Sporting Goods
  • Plastic Tubs, Cups & Trays
  • Polystyrene Cups or Plates
  • Scrap Metal
  • Soaked and/ or Wet Papers or Cardboard
  • Solvents, Oil and/or Chemical Containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Tupperware or Disposable Plastic Containers
  • Waxy Cardboard
  • Windows, Mirrors, Ceramics

Bulk Item Guidelines


  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • One (1) car tire without the rim
  • Television sets
  • Lawnmowers (oil and gasoline removed)
  • Plumbing fixtures such as toilets and sinks
  • Carpet (rolled and tied no longer than 4 feet.)


  • Chemicals
  • Tires on rims
  • Stains
  • Commercial/Industrial Waste
  • Liquids
  • Construction Materials (drywall, brick, block, lumber, shingles, tiles, concrete)
  • Batteries
  • Automobile Parts
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Additional bags of trash

***Yard Waste (leaves, grass, branches) is collected as regular trash and counts
towards your weekly bag limit.

Additional Instructions:
No items, which are too heavy to be lifted by two people. Additional bags of trash are NOT considered a bulk item

Appliances with Freon: will be collected by appointment only. Air
conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc.