Waste Management is the refuse service provider for Upper Macungie Township.

Refuse and recycling pickup will be on a weekly basis. New residents must come into the township building to fill out a moving permit. You will then be informed when your trash cart will be delivered (for new construction only), which zone you are in for trash pickup, and what day your pick up will be.



  • Upper Macungie Township provides each newly constructed home with one trash cart (you may select any size) and one recycle bin.
  • You may purchase ONE additional trash cart per residence.
  • Your second cart (which is purchased) can be one of three different sizes;
    •  35, 65 and 95 gallons. The cost to purchase a trash cart regardless of size is $55. Scroll down to see a picture of the available carts
  • You may purchase as many recycle bins as you feel you need.
  • Each Recycle Bin is $8.50 and has a capacity of 18 gallons.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The carts and recycling bins are not returnable.
  • The Township will not exchange used trash carts or recycle bins for new ones.
  • Trash carts may be used for recycling if they are clearly labeled for recyclables.



Occasionally changes to customer waste collection schedules are necessary.  This schedule is updated regularly, so please return occasionally for the latest information.   Residents can also check WFMZ closings regarding the status of Waste Managements closing.

Click here for these Waste Management service updates link.

All complaints or missed pickups should be directed to Waste Management at 1-800-869-5566.  Please take note of who you are speaking to should further action be required.


ONE-TIME YARD-WASTE PICK UP: Upper Macungie Township offers residents one-time curbside yard-waste pick up each year (2017 date TBD). Waste MUST BE PROPERLY PREPARED- Max of 6 containers. Open commercial trash containers only, no larger then 32 gallons weighing less than 60lbs. Branches must be tied/bundled to a max size of 48″x18″x18″ weighing 60lbs or less. Please see the UMT Newsletter for more details.

  • ACCEPTED: leaves (from trees, bushes & plants), shrubbery clippings, tree trimmings
  • NOT ACCEPTED: grass clippings, roots from trees or shrubs, lumber

BULK ITEM PICK UPS: At no additional cost, Upper Macungie Township residents may put out a single (one) bulk item for pickup per week. Please put the one bulk item 2 to 3 feet from your cart on your regularly scheduled pickup day. Please call Waste Management to schedule the pickup. Their number is 1-800-869-5566.

WHITE GOODS PICKUP: For all white goods pickups such as: freezers, refrigerators, stoves, etc… all doors must be removed. Please call Waste Management to schedule the pickup. Their number is 1-800-869-5566.


JANUARY 2, 2017                        NEW YEAR’S DAY (observed)
FEBRUARY 20, 2017                  PRESIDENT’S DAY
APRIL 14, 2017                           GOOD FRIDAY
MAY 29, 2017                               MEMORIAL DAY
JULY 4, 2017                                FOURTH OF JULY
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017                  LABOR DAY
NOVEMBER 10, 2017                  VETERAN’S DAY (observed)
NOVEMBER 23 & 24, 2017         THANKSGIVING
DECEMBER 25 & 26, 2017          CHRISTMAS
JANUARY 1, 2018                         NEW YEAR’S DAY

PLEASE  NOTE: FOR HOLIDAY PICK UPS ONLY –Any week that a holiday falls on a pick up day service is one day delayed.

Please place your trash cart out for collection the night before your pick up day at curb/or grass area several feet away from the mailbox, landscaping, or telephone poles. It should not be placed on the street. Your recycle bin can be placed several feet from the cart. As a reminder any trash placed outside your cart will not be collected. However, you can purchase another cart with no additional monthly cost. Residents are allowed to have a maximum of two 95 gallon carts.

Payment Options:

Pay Refuse/Recycling Online – Click Here