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Waste Connections of Pennyslvania offers residential subscription service in the counties below.  We invite all customers in Cumberland and Franklin County, PA to bookmark this page and return to read service updates.

  • Cumberland County, PA
  • Franklin County, PA
  • Adams County, PA- See Adams County page

To learn about the waste collection service options, please review the Summary of Services.

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Summary of Services

The chart below outlines the residential services provided by Waste Connections of PA.  We offer two service options:  Low Generator or Regular.
When you sign-up, we will confirm service level and your total rate per quarter.

Type Frequency Container Options Maximum

Weekly Customer Supplied
2 Bags - 30 Gallon Each
Recycle Every Other Week 32 Gallon Bin
32 Gallon


Weekly 96 Gallon cart w/wheels
8 Bags - 30 Gallon Each

Of the 8, 2 Bags - can be yard waste
Recycle Every Other Week 32 Gallon Bin 32 Gallon
Bulk Item Call to schedule
There will be a nominal fee for each item


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New customers may call toll free 1-877-709-1700 to sign-up.  Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Residential Trash

Trash Pickup Guidelines

Residential garbage collection service begins very early on Monday through Friday, so please place your trash out the night before. To ensure a safe, clean and efficient pickup, please:

  • Bag and tie all acceptable trash materials
  • Place trash out the night before your collection day
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers
  • If you have a 96 gallon cart, please face container handles toward your home

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96 Gallon Trash Cart with wheels

Residential Trash Materials

For safety, legal, and environmental reasons, not all materials can be placed in the trash for collection.  Please review the Acceptable and Unacceptable lists below.  

Acceptable Residential Garbage Items:
  • Normal non-hazardous household waste
  • Broken glass (safely wrapped)
  • Cat litter or small animal waste (if double bagged)
  • Ceramics
  • Pizza boxes
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste if no more than 50% of the trash

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Unacceptable Residential Garbage Items:
  • Ammunition, fireworks
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Barrells
  • Batteries
  • Computers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Electronics, radio, computers, TVs, etc
  • Florescent lights
  • Hazardous Waste of any kind
  • Infections waste
  • Items containing Freon: Refrigerator, Air Conditioner, etc.
  • Items containing lead
  • Items containing mercury
  • Liquid waste of any kind
  • Microwaves
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Yard waste, grass, sod, leaves - Accept only if no more than 50% of load/Branches must be tied & bundled no longer than 3'

Residential Recycling

Residential recycling materials are picked up every other week.  Depending on where you live, you will be assigned the Week A or the Week B schedule.  You may view the schedules below. 

2020 Recycling Calendar - Week A
2020 Recycling Calendar - Week B
2021 Recycling Calendar - Week A

2021 Recycling Calendar - Week B

New!  Visit the Schedule page to view your pickup schedule.

Recycling Pickup Guidelines

Residential recycling collection service begins very early on Monday through Friday, so please place your recycling out the night before. To ensure a clean and effective pickup, please:

  • Place recycling out the night before your collection day
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers
  • Please place lid on 32 gallon recycling bin

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32 Gallon Recycling Bin (no wheels)

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Acceptable Residential Recycling Items


  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Steel food & beverage cans & empty aerosol cans


  • Clear, brown & green glass food & beverage containers.


  • #1—#7 Plastic containers & bottles with necks smaller than their bases

Paper, Paperboard & Cardboard:

  • All sizes of cardboard boxes
  • Food boxes (i.e. cereal & Jello boxes)
  • EMPTY paper towel & toilet paper rolls
  • Paperboard packaging (i.e. tissue boxes etc.)
  • Office paper—any color
  • Shredded paper (place in clear plastic bag)
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Magazines, catalogs & brochures
  • Envelopes & junk mail
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books & other soft cover books

How to Prepare Recyclables

Metal Cans, Glass & Plastics

Remove caps or lids
Rinse thoroughly
It is OK to leave on labels and neck rings

Paper, Paperboard & Cardboard 

Flatten ALL boxes/cardboard
Bundle all cardboard that does not fit into the recycling bin
  (no larger than 2’x2’x2’) and tie with natural twine)
Check weather forecast: If the forecast calls for high winds or rain,
  keep your recyclables inside until the following pickup if possible.  
Cover loose paper with heavier containers to prevent it from blowing away
Remove all packaging (Styrofoam, peanuts, plastic, bubble wrap, plastic liners, etc.)

Unacceptable Residential Recycling Items

  • Broken glass
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical/pesticide containers
  • Electronics
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam
  • Window glass or mirrors
  • Yard waste

Special Pickup Guidelines

Bulk Items

A bulk item is an item that is too large for the container or 32 gallon bag and includes items such as:  couches, mattresses, tables, recliners, etc.  A tire that does not exceed 36 inches in height or 16 inches in width is considered a bulk item. 

One bulk item is allowed per week.  Before placing your item out for pickup, please call to 717-709-1700 to schedule your bulk item pickup and get pricing.

Freon Items

Items that contain Freon require special collection and handling.  Items with Freon include refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.  Before placing your item out for pickup, please call to 717-709-1700 to schedule your Freon item pickup.


Residential Billing

New residential trash customers will receive their first invoice in the mail. With that invoice, residents can visit the Online Bill Pay section of our website and pay their bill online either one transaction at a time or set up an automatic bill pay arrangements. 

Payments Accepted

  • Checks
  • Credit or debit card payments: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

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You can pay your bill by phone, at our office, via mail or you can use our Online Bill Pay option.

Waste Connections of Pennsylvania
3747 White Church Road
Chambersburg, PA  17202

Mailing Address
Waste Connections of Pennsylvania
PO Box 399
Scotland, PA  17254

Phone:  717-709-1700 or 877-709-1700
Hours:   Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm