Trash & Recycling

Every person who owns or occupies a residential unit in the borough is required to provide for the proper collection, transportation, and disposal of regulated municipal waste and designated recyclable materials generated at such residential units by utilizing a licensed hauler to collect and transport such materials to a facility. In the borough, the following companies are registered as licensed haulers for refuse and recycling removal.

Company
Phone Number
Address
Good's Disposal
717-336-6385
4361 Oregon Pike, Ephrate, PA 17522
Lebanon Farms Disposal
800-533-5356 or
717-273-3671
P.O. Box 380, Schaefferstown, PA 17088
Purple Heart
717-538-0059
 
P.O. Box 7593, Lancaster, PA 17604
Ream's Disposal
717-445-6032
P.O. Box 313, Bowmansville, PA 17522
Waste Management
800-822-4709
230 Wohlsen Way, Lancaster, PA 17603

 

 

Refuse and recycling is collected one time per week and is collected on the same day as your recycling. Please contact your licensed hauler for a schedule for the collection in your part of the borough.

All regulated refuse and recyclable materials shall be stored to prevent the attraction, harborage, or breeding of insects and rodents, and to eliminate conditions harmful to the public health or which create safety hazards, odors, unsightliness, and public nuisances.

A sufficient number of containers shall be provided to contain all regulated municipal waste and recyclable materials generated during periods between regularly scheduled collections.

No regulated municipal refuse or source separated recyclable materials shall be placed at curbside for collection more than 24-hours in advance of the scheduled time for collection.

The removal of oversized refuse items such as a chair, sofa, carpet, mattress, or appliance shall be coordinated directly with your licensed trash hauler according to their removal policy and price.

Recycling
The Borough of Denver’s Solid Waste Management Ordinance states that the following items may be recycled in the Borough: Aluminum, clear glass, colored glass, steel cans, and plastics (namely: #1 PETE (such as soda bottles) and #2 HDPE (such as milk, spring water, and detergent bottles). Newsprint shall either be bagged or bundled in accordance with the instructions from the contracted refuse and recycling collector. Please note, the borough’s ordinance does not provide for the recycling of glossy advertisements or magazines. Those materials can be recycled at other locations and the list of locations is provided on the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority's website.

The contracted trash collection company shall schedule the collection of tires, white goods, and yard waste at least once annually and shall give customers 30 days advance notice of the schedule of such collections.

Below are Recycling-Related Definitions Excerpted from the Borough’s Ordinance
Recycling
The separation, collection, recovery, and sale or reuse of metals, glass, paper, yard waste, plastics, and other materials which would otherwise be disposed of or processed as solid waste or the mechanized separation and treatment of solid waste and creation and recovery of reusable materials.

Designated Recyclable Materials
Those recyclable materials designated in § 156-20 of this article for source separation and listed as follows:

Aluminum

All food and beverage cans made of the light in weight, ductile, and malleable metallic substance or element commonly known as aluminum. This description excludes aluminum foil, trays, plates, and miscellaneous aluminum products.

Clear Glass
Clear glass consists only of clear food and beverage containers made of glass, of one gallon or less capacity, and comprised of the hard, brittle, and transparent or partially transparent substance produced by fusion of silica and silicates or sand containing soda and lime and/or other chemicals and substances usually included in the manufacture of glass.

Colored Glass
Colored glass consists only of green or brown food and beverage containers made of glass, of one gallon or less capacity, and comprised of the hard, brittle, and transparent or partially transparent substance produced by fusion of silica and silicates or sand containing soda and lime and/or other chemicals and substances usually included in the manufacture of glass.

Newsprint
Paper which has been used for the production of daily, weekend, and special edition publications, commonly known as "newspapers."

Plastics
Recyclable plastics are identified on the bottom of the container and consist of two types of containers, namely:
  • #1 PETE (such as soda bottles)
  • #2 HDPE (such as milk, spring water, and detergent bottles).
Steel Cans
The ferrous metal food or beverage containers commonly known as "tin cans."

Tires
Any pneumatic rubber automobile, truck, or farm implement tire.

White Goods
A portion of regulated municipal waste consisting of large appliances, including the following: clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, hot water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, furnaces, and electrical heaters.

Yard Waste

All garden residues, leaves, shrubbery, tree trimmings, grass clippings, and sod.

Please check the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority for additional information regarding what you can recycle and where in Lancaster County.