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East Goshen Township
"Respecting the Past, Serving the Present, Preparing for the Future"
Chester County, PA
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Bulk Trash

A bulk item must be able to be picked up and handled by two people. A maximum of two bulk items may be placed out for pickup at one time.

The 2024 bulk trash collection schedule is below.  Click here for a printable version.


CLICK HERE to report missed trash, recycling, yard waste, and bulk trash collections.

Approved Bulk Trash Items:

  • Box springs
  • Chairs
  • Desks (metal or wood)
  • Dishwashers
  • Grills (Gas grills must have propane tank removed.  Propane must be taken to a propane distributor.)
  • Lawn mowers: Gas tank must first be removed & oil must be drained.  Riding mowers NOT accepted.
  • Mattresses
  • Metal filing cabinets
  • Microwaves: Smaller microwave units can go out with regular trash.
  • Printers
  • Rugs/Carpet: Must be cut into 4’ rolled lengths and tied or taped
  • Snow blowers (with gas and oil drained out)
  • Sofas
  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Water heaters (MUST BE EMPTY)
  • Windows (EXCLUDING large bay-type windows):  Glass must be taped for removal.
  • Wooden furniture


Approved Appliances with FREON REMOVED

In order for these items to be accepted, the Freon must be removed by a certified technician.  The technician will have to put an approval sticker on the item.  Click here to view a listing, provided by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, of Freon recovery service companies.

  • Air conditioners
  • Freezers
  • Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers
  • Refrigerators



The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires recapture, recycling, and safe disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers as coolant. Under the Act, no one may accept an item containing CFCs and HCFCs for recycling or disposal unless the Freon contained within it is properly removed and the owner/hauler/appliance company can show proof of proper removal. It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly release or vent CFCs or HCFCs into the air. The EPA requires certification for all technicians removing Freon as of 11/14/94. For more information, call the EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Hotline at 800-296-1996.


  • 2 x 4s / Metal studs
  • Above-ground pools
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Drywall panels or plaster
  • Flooring
  • Insulation bats
  • Logs
  • Metal sheds
  • Propane tanks (must be taken to a propane distributor)
  • Rock
  • Roofing shingles
  • Swing sets
  • Tile
  • Window decking
  • Wood & metal fencing



  • Batteries – not accepted in bulk trash.  Click here for battery disposal information.
  • Tires – not accepted in bulk trash.  Check the here for disposal information.
  • TVs – not accepted in bulk trash.  See the Lanchester Landfill website.


Items marked with any of the following words are HAZARDOUS:

  • Caution
  • Corrosive
  • Combustible
  • Danger
  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Hazardous
  • Poisonous
  • Reactive
  • Toxic
  • Warning


Use the HHW Collection Events to dispose of unwanted Hazardous Household Waste as identified in the above list.

Click here for a printable version of approved and non-approved bulk items.

If you should have any questions about an item not identified, please contact Lynn Werkheiser.