Solid waste and recycling in the Borough of Greencastle is governed by the Borough’s Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance. All owners of property within the Borough and/or their tenant are required to provide for the regular preparation, collection and removal of all municipal waste generated at the property in an approved manner. Property owners, to include all residential properties, who do not collect and remove their own municipal waste must contract with a licensed hauler for the regular, scheduled curbside collection and removal of the municipal waste at least once each week. If any person, agent or establishment collects and removes their own municipal waste, they must do so at a minimum of every 30 days or less, in order to prevent odors, vectors, or accumulations of refuse or garbage that are unsafe, unsightly or potentially harmful to the public health.
Free Disposal Card
Borough residents are entitled to free disposal of household solid waste and recyclables through a community partnership with Waste Management, Inc. Through the program, Borough residents can dispose of household solid waste and recyclables free of charge at the Upton Landfill, 446 Letzburg Road, Greencastle, on Saturday between 7 and 11 a.m. with proof of current residency. To get a free disposal card, or if you have questions about the program, please call Waste Management at 717-597-6915.
Waste Connections, Inc.
3747 White Church Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
9446 Letzburg Road
Greencastle, PA 17225
Phone: (800) 869-5566
Fax: (717) 597-9476
Peck’s Refuse Disposal
P.O. Box 172
McConnellsburg, PA17233(888) 466-7007
Worthy’s Refuse, Inc.
P.O. Box 305
2775 State Highway 522 S.
McVeytown, PA 17051
Phone: (814) 542-3226
Parks Garbage Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 218
11763 Shrley Ayr Road
Mount Union, PA 17066
Phone: (717) 496-9466
All agreements for collection, transportation and disposition of municipal waste within the Borough must be by private contract between the owner or occupant of the property where the waste is generated and the licensed hauler who is to collect such waste. Licensed haulers may not collect residential municipal waste from properties within the Borough limits on Sunday.
Disposing of E-Waste
For a small fee, the Washington Township Transfer Station may accept your items. Call 717-762-4413 or visit the Washington Township Refuse Transfer Station's website for additional information.
Recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Greencastle. Every licensed hauler, as a precondition to being licensed to do business within the Borough, must provide recycling services to its residential customers by removing recyclables from their properties at the curbside (within the public right-of-way). In addition, every hauler, as a precondition to being licensed to do business within the Borough, is also required to provide to its commercial, municipal, institutional and multifamily housing property customers recycling service.
All recyclables removed by licensed haulers are to be kept separate from municipal waste and taken to a recycling center. Recyclables should be kept separate from and disposed of separately from municipal waste, consistent with the following provisions and the hauler's guidelines:
(1) Owners and occupants of all residential properties must keep separate from other waste, but may commingle (mix), the following recyclables: clear glass, colored glass and aluminum, steel, bimetallic cans and tied or bagged newsprint.
(2) Owners and occupants of all commercial, municipal and institutional establishments and properties and sponsors or organizers of community activities shall keep separate the following recyclables: clear glass, colored glass, aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans, corrugated paper and high grade officer paper and newsprint.
Corrugated paper and newsprint must be placed in easy to manage bundles not to exceed 40 pounds and kept dry. Glass containers and aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans shall be emptied. Aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans and glass containers may be mixed together and shall be placed in containers which, when full, must not exceed 40 pounds. High grade office paper should be placed in containers not to exceed 40 pounds.
Recyclables must not be placed in the same garbage can or mixed with, municipal waste for collection, removal or disposal. Recyclables should not be placed in plastic bags or corrugated boxes.