Trash and Recycling

Online Bill Pay Available for Trash Payments

Mountville Borough residents can now pay their trash bills online using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) or Electronic Check. You can access your account using the link below. In order to complete online transactions, you will need your trash account number which can be found on your trash billing card. When completing an online payment, be sure to enter all available information to ensure accurate processing. (Please Note: A nominal transaction convenience fee is charged by the payment processing company for both credit and electronic check payments.)

Use this link to access your account:

Due dates for trash payments:

Payments for trash bills are due on the 15th of the following month for the preceding quarter (January, April, July, October.)  This date applies for weekend and holiday days, so plan accordingly when making your payment. The following are due dates for the upcoming quarters:

Second quarter 2023 – Saturday, April 15
Third quarter 2023 – Saturday, July 15
Fourth quarter 2023 – Sunday, October 15
First quarter 2024 – Monday, January 15

  • Payments are due to the office by 4:00 PM on the due date. 
  • Please take into account the possibility of delays with bills submitted via the US Postal system. 
  • Payments can be dropped off after hours at the Borough office using the drop box located at the back door.  


Mountville Borough Trash and Recycling Guidelines

Borough Trash Hauler – Republic Services

General Guidelines:

  • Trash fees are non-refundable for any reason, including missed pick-ups, vacations or vacant properties.
  • Trash collection is on Friday, except in the case of a holiday, when the schedule moves to Saturday. Those holidays are: New Year’s Day*, Memorial Day, July 4th*, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas*. (*If the holiday falls on a weekend day, trash will not be delayed.)  If in doubt, please call the Borough Office for clarification.
  • Trash barrels must have handles.
  • Trash should be placed out for collection the evening before the scheduled pick-up day as the trash haulers begin their routes early on the day of collection.
  • Empty containers should be removed from the curb the same day that collection is made.
  • No more than five (5) refuse containers, 30 pounds or less. Total refuse must weigh less than 150 pounds/week.
  • No construction debris (brick, concrete, ceiling tiles, large pieces of wood, drywall etc.) will be collected.
  • When disposing of ashes, they must be in a can that is lined with a bag and tied shut. A lid should not be placed on the can.


  • Additional service tags and yard waste bags are available at the Borough Office. Tags are required for extra refuse and specialty items:
    • Extra refuse: $1.25
    • Oversized: $15.00 (No more than 2 items/week)
    • Tires: $3.00 (Tires on rims require 2 tags) – (Picked up two times a year – April and October)
    • White goods: $15.00 – (Picked up two times a year – April and October)

Yard Waste:

  • Yard waste should be placed curbside in yard waste bags or bundles, but separate from trash and recyclables.
  • Yard waste is organic waste that can include garden residues, leaves, shrubbery, grass clippings and tree trimmings.
  • Brush, limbs, tree trunks (6” in. diameter or less) should be tied with biodegradable twine in easily handled bundles not to exceed 3 feet in length and 30 pounds in weight, do not require a tag.
  • GREEN tags are no longer required on yard waste bags.  Yard waste is collected from April to mid-October and should be placed at the curb for pick up on Friday.
    • 2023 Yard Waste program – April 7 – September 29  (Yard waste can be placed with regular trash prior to April 7 and after September 29, 2023.)
  • Christmas Tree pick-up will be on Friday, January 12, 2024.


  • Recyclable materials consist of metal food and beverage cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs with necks and corrugated cardboard. (The BIG 4)
  • Break down cardboard boxes as flat as possible.
  • Remove caps and food residue from plastic bottles, jugs and jars.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes can also be broken down and deposited in the cardboard recycling dumpster located on Spruce Street at the Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • Batteries can be placed along side recycling bins in bags that can be obtained at the Borough Offices.
  • Please consider NOT placing recycling bins out on windy days. If you do place your bin out, make arrangements with a neighbor to bring it in, so it does not blow away. (This will help keep your trash costs down.) Write your address on your bin so it can be returned to you. Be a good neighbor and return any wayward bins to their owners! Many thanks!


  • Six (6) Fall leaf pick-ups are scheduled from October through December each year.
    • 2023 Leaf collection dates: October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15.
  • Leaves must be in the brown biodegradable bags that can be obtained at the Borough Hall. There are no fees or tags needed for the brown bags used for leaves. Leaves raked loose to the curb WILL NOT be picked up!



Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority has released an updated RESIDENT’S GUIDE TO RECYCLING & WASTE DISPOSAL IN LANCASTER COUNTY. Packed with information and guidance regarding the proper disposal of recycling, trash, household hazardous waste, electronic waste and more, the guide answers all your most pressing questions regarding waste disposal.

Click on the link below to access the guide:
LCSWMA Resident’s Guide to Recycling and Waste Disposal


Tarping Policy at Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Facility:

The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is requiring that all commercial and residential customers transporting waste to any of its facilities use a tarp to secure open loads or face a $20 penalty.  Second offenders will be turned away. For additional information about this policy, use the link below:

Tarp Policy and Penalty News Release 2022-7