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Trash Collection Schedules


2020-2021 Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

There are six holidays in the year where your trash and recycling collection schedule may be impacted. Whenever a scheduled collection day falls one of the 6 holidays listed, collection will be done the following day. Every collection day following on that week will be delayed for one day.

2020-2021 Holiday Collection Schedule
Date Holiday Pick-Up Changes
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day Monday - Thursday, No Changes.
Friday collection on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day No Changes Monday - Thursday.
Friday collection on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day All collections delayed by one day.
Sunday, July 4, 2021 Independence Day No Changes
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day All collections delayed by one day.
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday collections delayed by one day.
No changes for Monday - Wednesday routes.
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day No changes
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year's Day No changes
• Monday: 18th Ward-Glenside
• Tuesday: Northwest Area
• Wednesday: Center City, South of Penn
• Thursday: East Reading
• Friday: Northeast Area
Recycling and trash will be collected on the same day, as described in the zones below.
MONDAYS: Glenside / Northmont / Riverdale / 6th & Amity
N. 6th Street at Robeson Street, West on Robeson Street to Schuylkill River. West side of Schuylkill River, Schuylkill Avenue, North of Schuylkill Avenue Bridge to City Line. West on Mercer Street to Schuylkill River, follow river south thru Car-Tech Property west to Schuylkill Avenue. Also Schuylkill Avenue, North of Schuylkill Avenue Bridge, West on Blair Avenue to Montgomery Street. North on Montgomery to Mercer Street (City Line). East on Mercer to Schuylkill Avenue, South on Schuylkill Avenue to Schuylkill Avenue Bridge.
Millmont / 18th Ward / Wyomissing Park
West of Bingaman Street Bridge (Schuylkill River) to intersection of Lancaster Avenue, Morgantown Road, South on Morgantown Road to City Line. Morgantown Road to Angelica Park, thru Angelica Park to St. Bernadine Street. North to Greenway Terrace. West on Greenway Terrace to Jackson Street (City Line). North following Jackson Street to Upland Avenue, across Upland following City Line north to Lancaster Avenue. West on Lancaster Avenue to Funston Avenue (City Line). North on Funston Avenue to Hancock Boulevard (City Line). North across Hancock Boulevard, pass by Parkside Drive South then go east to the Schuylkill River.
TUESDAYS: Centre Park / Sections of the Northwest Area
Starting at 7th & Walnut (Railroad Track) north, following Railroad Tracks (N. 7th Street) to Green Street. West on Green Street to N. 6th Street. North on N. 6th Street to Robeson Street. West on Green Street to North 6th Street, west on Robeson Street to River Road, south following River to River Oak Drive, north on River Oak Drive to Schuylkill Avenue, then east to 7th & Walnut Streets.
WEDNESDAYS: South of Penn / Center City
North side of River at Bingaman Street Bridge. South along River to Canal Street at S. 6th Street. North on S. 6th Street to Penn Street, Penn Street east to 11th Street, 11th Street north to Walnut Street. Go north to Douglass Street, west to N. 12th Street. Then south on N. 12th Street to Oley Street. West to Railroad Tracks at N. 7th Street. Then follow Railroad Tracks south to Walnut Street. Then west on Walnut Street to River Oak Drive. River Oak Drive south along the river between Robeson Street and the Bingaman Street Bridge.
THURSDAYS: East Reading
North side of Schuylkill River at Canal & S. 6th Streets going north on S. 6th Street to Penn Street, Penn Street east to S. 11th Street, north on 11th Street to Walnut Street. East to Glen Road following Glen Road along City Line, east to Glenn Road. North to City Line at Hill Road. Follow City Line north past Spuhler Drive past Angora Road going west to City Line, south to Mineral Spring Road, Mineral Spring Road west to City Line at Heine Street. South on Heine Street to City Line. South of Fairview Street, Fairview Street west to S. 13th Street. North on 13th Street to South Street, South Street west to S. 6th Street at Canal Street.
FRIDAYS: Northeast Reading
Starting at 7th Street & Oley Street (Railroad Tracks). North to Spring Street, east to N. 9th Street, north on 9th Street to Kutztown Road, Kutztown Road north to City Line. City Line Easterly to City Line at Oak Lane. Oak Lane south to Douglass Street, Douglass Street west to N. 11th Street, south to Oley Street. Oley Street west to Railroad Track at 7th & Oley Streets.


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