​​​Berks County, Pennsylvania

Borough Office
3540 St Lawrence Ave
Reading PA 19606-2372



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Borough of St. Lawrence

The Borough contracts for municipal wide residential curbside trash and recycling collection, except for Apartment complexes.  The cost for the collection is included in your municipal taxes.  Additionally, the Borough offers a weekly residential curbside yard waste pickup 

Trash Instructions

Curbside collection of trash and recycling occurs every Tuesday.  Trash collections begins at 6 am on the following streets: Perkiomen Avenue, Saint Lawrence Avenue, Prospect Street, Bingaman Street, N. Bingaman Street, Oley Turnpike Road, Beechwood Drive and Parkview Road.  All other streets, collection begins at 7 AM.  Typically, recycling collection begins after all trash has been collected.  On occasion the hauler may run two trucks simultaneously.  Please have all items at the curb for pickup by 6 AM.  


3 - 32 gallon containers with lids

1 - bulk item per week, must be able to be picked up

by 2 people and must fit into the trash truck.

The bulk item may be:

  • one additional 32 gallon container of trash
  • one piece of a sectional sofa
  • a mattress of any size
  • a box spring of any size
  • one piece of furniture

​Any more than one bulk item placed at the curb will not be taken.  Any item refused by the hauler for collection ​must be removed within 24 hours.


  • Tires and Tire Rims
  • Items containing refrigerants (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, etc.)
  • Materials classified as Hazardous Waste: oil based paints, solvents, water based paint in liquid form (open lid and let harden before placing in trash), solvents, motor oil, antifreeze, items containing fuel, gas cylinders, etc.  Call the Borough office prior to placing item at the curb if you are not sure.
  • Appliances
  • Construction Debris
  • Electronic Waste - computers, printers, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mouse, etc.  
  • Televisions, stereos, dvd player, vcr player, blue-ray players, etc.
  • ANY VEGETATION: grass, leaves, tree limbs, etc.​