Trash & Recycling


Thornbury Township residents are required to obtain their own trash haulers.

A publicly available recycling center is available at the Town Center located at 844 E. Street Road, behind the Post Office.  The drop off area is for residential recyclables, see below for details.

Local solid waste haulers that provide service Thornbury Township are as follows:

Allied Waste Services  610.869.4004

A. J. Blosenski  610.942.2707

Opdenaker, Inc.  610.459.3515

Suburban Waste Services, Inc.  610.497.5763

If you have questions, please call: Teresa DeStefano at 610-399-1425

Recycling Drop-Off

Residents that do not have curbside service may dispose of certain recyclables by placing them  in the recycling container located behind the Post Office.

Commingled Recyclables include:

Materials Accepted

Aluminum food and beverage containers
Cereal boxes
Corrugated cardboard
Ferrous (Iron) cans
Glass food and beverage containers – brown, clear, or green
HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol #2 (milk and water bottles)
HDPE pigmental plasitc containers w/the symbol #2 (detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles)
PET plastic containers with symbol #1 (soda bottles)
Printer/Copier Paper
Telephone Books

All paper must be dry and free of food,  debris and other contaminating material. Tissues, paper towels or other paper that has been in contact with food is not acceptable.

Materials Not Accepted

Coat Hangers
Electronics of any kind
Glass Cookware
Light Bulbs
Microwave trays
Plastic Bags (including supermarket bags)
Plastics unnumbered
Window/Auto Glass

All containers must be empty and contain less than 5% food debris.  Supermarket type plastic bags are not acceptable and should not be placed in recycle container.

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off 

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority offers several drop-off locations for the disposal of Household Harzardous Waste. 

For a complete list of drop off locations, dates and times click here or go to

For a complete list of accepted and not accepted materials  at the  Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection click here.

Medications & Prescription Drug Drop-Off

There is a Medication Return Collection Box in the lobby of the Westtown East Goshen Police Station, 1041 Wilmington Pike.  Residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Tires & Used Motor Oil

Trade in your old tires when you buy new ones or take tires and used motor oil to an automotive station.  Call the Chester County Health Department Division of Solid Waste Management at 610.344.5937 for the location nearest you.

Paper Shredding Events

Thornbury Township holds two paper shredding events each year.  One in the spring and one in the fall. Information is sent via email and the newsletter.

Thank you for Recycling!