Waste Hauling in Charlestown Township is handled by private contract. If you live in a larger community that has a Homeowners’ Association, in some cases your HOA secures the contract for waste hauling & recycling services for your entire development.
In Charlestown Township, trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up is provided by the registered private haulers listed below. For more information, contact the haulers directly.
Haulers in Charlestown are required to recycle in accordance with Ordinance #153-2009.
A.J. Blosenski, Inc.
Honeybrook, PA 19344
Recycling & Trash Pick up:
Monday (trash) & Thursday (trash & recycling)
Tentative: Yard Waste pick up May 22nd & Oct. 23rd
Phoenix Disposal Inc.
1108 Lincoln Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
In-Driveway Service Pickup –
Front Load Commercial Service –
372 S. Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Trash Pick up Monday & Friday
Yard Waste pick up 4X per year
197 Swamp Pike
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Trash Pickup – Contact Hauler
Recycling Pickup – Contact Hauler
Yard Waste pick up 4X per year –
Charlestown Township is an active Participant in the Regional Southeastern Pennsylvania Hazardous Household Waste Program. Bring unwanted hazardous household automotive products, home maintenance, lawn and pest control products to the next Collection event. We will post the next event when it becomes available.
Electronics, Latex (Water Based) Paint, Used Motor Oil, Explosives & Ammunition, Asbestos, appliances, Infectious or Medical Waste, Radioactive Waste, PCBs, Unidentified Waste, Pressurized CFC’s & HCFS’s, Tires, gas cylinders, alkaline batteries, white goods, Freon appliances, 50-gallon drums.
Call your private hauler for additional information on how to prepare your recyclables for curbside pick up.
Taken from PAPER OR PLASTIC, THOSE PESKY PLASTIC BAGS by Nancy Fromnick, Chester County Recycling Coordinator.
What is the better choice a paper or plastic bag? A reusable bag of course is the best choice. However, other bags also have their place.
A few years ago, a couple of communities in California banned plastic shopping bags only to find out that the sale of plastic garbage bags and wastebaskets liners went up. They discovered that many people use the free plastic bags they get at the store for kitchen and bathroom trash collection as well as diaper and pet waste cleanup. The free bags were replaced with bought bags. Those bans were lifted at the time.
Chester County grocery stores have collection containers at their entrances to collect and recycle plastic bags. Some bags might rip or have a hole in the bottom, making them unusable for home trash collection. Back to the grocery store entrance container is the place for them. But there are many other items to recycle in those containers you might not be aware of. You can also put in plastic newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, product wrap (used on paper towels, diapers, bathroom tissue, water bottles), food storage bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, LDPE/HDPE films and any film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label shown.
Please recycle only CLEAN and DRY bags and film and remove receipts or any other items. Never put plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin. A plastic bag at a recycling facility can jam expensive sorting equipment.
Clean plastic bags mixed with sawdust will become plastic lumber – a deck, a dock, a fence, bench or even an attractive outdoor recycling container.
Our neighbors at the Borough of Phoenixville have graciously extended access to their yard waste drop off site to Charlestown residents.
For a fee of $5.00 per car or $10.00 per truck, Charlestown residents may drop off yard waste including the following: brush, flower and flower cuttings, garden trimmings, grass clippings, houseplants, leaves, pruning, shrubbery, tree trimmings, tree twigs and branches, weeds, untreated wood chips and yard debris. They accept trees up to 24” in caliper.
The site is located at 18 South 2nd Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460
The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. year round and on Saturdays from March 1 - November 30 from 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In addition to the drop-off service, Phoenixville Borough offers yard waste compost, leaf compost and hard wood mulch to participants for a small purchase price.
Charlestown Township is greatly appreciative of this service, and we hope our residents will find it useful.
Charlestown Township is mandated by Pennsylvania Act 101 to recycle. Commercial and Institutional establishments in Charlestown must separate and store the following materials for recycling collection.