Reminder - All residential trash MUST be bagged. Loose trash will not longer be picked up.
Since January 1, 2018, Waste Connections of Pennyslvania has been serving the Adams County communities below with residential waste management services. We invite all customers in Adams County to bookmark this page and return to read service updates.
To learn about waste collection services and your cart options, please review the Summary of Services below.
The chart below outlines the residential services provided by Waste Connections of PA for the Adams County communities listed. When you sign-up, you have the option to use your own containers or request the trash and recycling carts with wheels provided by Waste Connections.
When you sign-up, we will confirm your cart preferences and your total rate per quarter.
||Frequency|| Container Options
|Trash 1||Weekly||Customer Supplied||No
||5 Bags - 32 Gallon Each|
|Trash 2||Weekly||96 Gallon Cart w/Wheels||$9/Qtr||5 Bags - 32 Gallon Each|
|Trash Tag*||$3.75/Ea||Tag each 32 gallon bag over 5 max|
|Recycle 1||Every Other Week||Customer Supplied||No
||2 Bags - 32 Gallon Each|
|Recycle 2||Every Other Week||65 Gallon Cart w/Wheels||No
||Lid must close|
|Bulk Item||Call to schedule
||No||1 Bulk item per week|
|Freon Item|| Call to schedule
|Electronics||Quarterly||No||Special collection of covered devices
*NOTE: Please affix a Trash Tag to each 32 gallon bag over the limit. Call our office for tags at $3.75 per tag in quantities of 12.
New customers may use the sign-up form or call toll free 1-877-709-1700 to sign-up.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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:
Optional 96 Gallon Trash Cart
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.
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.
Abbottstown, Cumberland, *Gettysburg, Straban
2019 Recycling Calendar - Week A
2020 Recycling Calendar - Week A
Arendtsville, Bendersville, Biglerville, Butler, East Berlin, Franklin, *Gettysburg, Menallen
2019 Recycling Calendar - Week B
2020 Recycling Calendar - Week B
New! Visit the Schedule page to view your pickup schedule.
*Note: If you live in Gettysburg and you aren't sure which Recycling Week your service is, please email or call 717-709-1700.
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:
Optional 65 Gallon Recycling Cart
Remove caps or lids
It is OK to leave on labels and neck rings
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.)
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, recycliners, 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.
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.
Each quarter there will be a special collection of Covered Devices like electronics. The dates and details of these events will be published in this section.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Waste Connection of PA at 717-709-1700 or call your local municipality.
Waste Connections of Pennsylvania
3747 White Church Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
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