Garbage Collection & Recycling

Waste Management will be North Huntingdon Township’s contracted garbage hauler effective January 1, 2022. Residents in the Township are required to use Waste Management as their garbage collector as mandated by Township ordinance.  To contact Waste Management directly, please call 800-451-3060.

Automated Collection

Beginning in 2022, North Huntingdon Township residents will receive automated waste and recycling collection. Most residents will receive a 96 gallon trash cart and a 64 gallon recycling cart. Senior discount options are available. You must use the carts provided by Waste Management. Do not put out any carts for collection acquired through other means. Carts are included in the service contract and must stay at their delivered address, even if a resident moves to a new address.

Cart Placement

Place your cart at least 3 feet away from all objects including your mailbox, second cart, car, or tree (see diagram). The lid opening should face the street with the wheels of the cart facing your house. Residents that park their vehicles on the street should be mindful that they leave enough room for garbage trucks to access their carts for automated collection.

Cart Placement Graphic


The following rates apply for the year 2023 and are inclusive of all services (Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, E-Waste & HHW)

  • Standard Rate - $26.78 per month and includes:

    • One 96 gallon black trash cart w/ wheels provided by WM
    • One 64 gallon blue recycling cart w/ wheels provided by WM
  • Additional Trash Cart Rate - $6.24 per month and only available to residents receiving the "Standard" service and includes:

    • One 96 gallon black trash cart w/ wheels provided by WM
  • Senior Discount Rate (Cart Option) - $22.76 per month and includes:

    • One 64 gallon black trash cart w/ wheels provided by WM
    • One 35 gallon blue recycling cart w/ wheels provided by WM
  • Senior Discount Rate (One Bag Option) - $5.20 per month and includes:

    • Collection of one 32 gallon bag per week
    • One 35 gallon blue recycling cart w/ wheels provided by WM


There will be a 1 day collection delay for the following holidays unless otherwise noted:

  • News Year Day*
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*No delays will occur in the observance of these holidays for 2023


Recyclables must be placed directly into your recycling cart. Materials outside of the cart will not be collected. Residents will receive weekly recycling collection.

Other recycling guidelines include:

  • Place only acceptable recyclables shown in the graphic below together in your recycling cart
  • Containers that held food should be rinsed free of food debris and liquid
  • Recyclables should be placed loose in your recycling cart. Do not bag recyclables.

Recycling Chart

Bulk Waste Collection 2023

Waste Management will collect one bulk item once per month at no additional charge. Place your bulk item at the curb on the same day as your trash collection during your bulk collection week. Bulk collection will occur on your service day during the second FULL week of the month.

The bulk collection for 2023 will occur during the following weeks:

  • January 9th
  • February 13th
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th
  • July 10th
  • August 14th 
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

An example of a bulk item can include an appliance, a piece of furniture, or some other residential item that is too large for a container. Please see below for further guidance.

Accepted Bulk Waste

  • Smaller than 7 feet, lighter than 50 pounds
  • Couches, chairs, household furniture
  • Carpeting (cut into 4-foot bundles)
  • Washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, toilets, etc.

Unaccepted Materials and Items

  • Larger than 7 feet, heavier than 50 pounds
  • Concrete, brick, asphalt, roofing, electronics
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Building materials such as plaster, dry wall, wood, construction debris, etc.

2023 Yard Waste Collection Dates

Yard waste collection will occur for three weeks in the spring and three weeks in the fall of 2023 and is collected on your collection day during those weeks.

Spring 2023 Yard Waste Collection Dates

  • April 24th - 28th
  • May 1st - 5th
  • May 8th - May 12th

Fall 2023 Yard Waste Collection Dates

  • November 13th - 17th
  • November 27th - December 1st
  • December 4th - December 8th
Items that can be put out for yard waste collection include:

• Tree trimmings/branches
• Leaves
• House/garden plants
• Brush
• Lawn edging

Yard waste set out for collection needs to be placed in biodegradable bags next to your cart on your collection day during a yard waste collection week. Items like long tree branches and sticks will need bundled into 4 ft. segments for collection. There is not a limit to the amount of yard waste that can be put out for the designated yard waste collection weeks. 

Soil, sod,  bricks, and stone are NOT considered yard waste.

Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection

Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) is collected through Waste Management's At Your Door Collection Program and included as part of the residential solid waste contract with Waste Management. See the chart provided by Waste Management for accepted materials for this program.

At Your Door Household Waste Collection Chart

To dispose of household hazardous waste and schedule a collection at no additional cost: