Trash and Recycling


Solid Waste and Recycling activities in the Borough of Malvern are regulated by a local ordinance. To view the full copy of this Ordinance, please visit the Codes and Ordinances section of this website. Questions on trash collection and/or recycling? Call Malvern Borough 610 644-2602.


Tuesday- Trash

Friday- Trash & Recycling

Trash Pickup

Trash is collected, at curbside, every Tuesday and Friday. Trash should be placed at curbside the night before the day of collection. Recyclables are collected on Fridays only. Recyclables should be placed in bins provided by the Borough. If you are a new resident and need a recycling bin, please contact the Borough Office.


Recycling is the third R of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Recycling is the process of taking a product or material at the end of its useful life and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product. In 1999, recycling and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landfills and incinerators. Today, this country recycles 32 percent of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years.

What Can Be Recycled?

You can recycle the following:

  • milk, juice, broth, soup and other food and beverage cartons
  • glass jars and bottles – empty
  • plastic containers labeled #1 through #7
  • aluminum cans and clean foil
  • tin & steel aerosol cans – empty
  • newspapers, inserts, & junk mail
  • magazines, catalogs, & envelopes
  • paper bags – grocery type
  • box board – cereal, cake, & cracker boxes
  • office & school papers – plain & colored
  • cardboard & clean pizza boxes
  • paperback books and phone books
  • paper egg cartons

Items not recycled include:

  • garbage, food waste, and food -tainted items
  • glass – plate glass, window glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, and crystal
  • ceramic cups and plates
  • caps or lids
  • food wrappers
  • flower pots
  • ovenware
  • paint cans
  • oil cans or bottles
  • light bulbs
  • hangars
  • polystyrene cups & plates
  • plastic bags
  • wax or plastic coated boxes
  • tyvek plastic envelopes
  • tissues, towels, & napkins
  • electronics
  • batteries
  • compact discs and DVD’s
  • metallic wrapping paper
  • foam egg cartons
  • pet food bags
  • frozen food boxes or cans
  • carbon paper
  • photographs
  • disposable diapers
  • yard waste and garden tools
  • hazard chemical containers
  • plastic toys
  • sporting goods

Recycle Right!

The following flyers providing additional information on items which are collected for recycling, and which are not:

Recycle Right

Residential Recycling Guidelines

Bulk Trash Information

Learn About Recycling

The following links are useful educational resources on recycling – related topics:


The Chester County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a compost bin and supplies sale until October 22nd 2017. To learn more visit: