Commercial Trash and Recycling Reporting Requirements

Reporting By Haulers: All trash and recycling haulers are required to provide the following information:

1.     A list of their private customers by February 1st and September 1st of every year. This biannual requirement, helps the City minimize illegal dumping that affects everyone in the city, including your customers. Please use the template provided below: 

Download the Hauler Customer List Template

2.     In addition, all haulers must provide an annual report detailing the tonnage of recycling collected from each property within the City of Reading on or before February 1st of every year.  

Download FM-12 City of Reading Reporting Form

***Haulers may opt to report county-wide data directly to the county. This must be discussed and agreed with the county before data is submitted.

Reporting By Businesses: All businesses, multi-family properties with 5+ units, and institutions are required to provide the following information annually:

    Evidence of a current agreement for trash and recycling services with a private hauler.
    Total tonnage of recyclables collected from your property/business.

Businesses need only provide the above information in the event that their contracted hauler does not. It is the responsibility of each business and/or property owner to ensure their hauler submits the proper information. To self-report, please use the following form:

·      Act 101 Recycling Compliance Form for Commercial, Municipal, and Institutional Facilities

Returning Your Reports:

By email (preferred): ReadingRecycles@readingpa.gov

By Mail:

City of Reading Public Works
Attn: Sustainability/Solid Waste Manager
503 N 6th. St.
Reading, PA 19601