Recycling Center

650 Clearwater Road
(717) 533-2057, Option 4
or (717) 533-8665


Recycling Program

The Township of Derry places a high priority on reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and operates a Recycling Center at 650 Clearwater Road to collect items that are not collected curbside.  The hours of the center are listed below.  Please view the documents listed below for instructions on curbside recycling and the services provided by the Recycling Center.

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Derry Township Encourages Residents to Participate in Recyclebank

The Township offers residents an incentive based recycling rewards program through Recyclebank. Residents that sign up for the program are rewarded for their curbside recycling efforts and for learning how to live more sustainable lifestyles.

The program is designed to help to improve a community’s recycling efforts through awareness and rewards. Recyclebank provides great resources to residents.

Residents accumulate points for their curbside recycling efforts and by reading short articles on the Recyclebank website.

Since launching the program in January 2016, Derry Township residents have been awarded close to 8 million points and have ordered more than 8,000 rewards for an approximate $36,000 in member savings.

Residents can use points for discounts at Karns, Chocolate Avenue Grill, Smoked, and The Penn, as well as many regional and national businesses, magazines and products.

Residents have also donated points to help our local schools.Derry Township School District has received two Green Schools grants, totaling $2,800, funded by your Recyclebank points.

Sign up at If you have any questions on how to use the program, please call the Township at 533-2057.


Recycling Services and Curbside Trash Collection

Services for the collection of municipal solid waste and recyclables are provided by Waste Management of Central Pennsylvania. Residents are provided with two options for service.

Standard Service: $65.10 per quarter – Weekly curbside collection of trash. A 96-gallon container is provided. Weekly curbside collection of recyclables. A 65-gallon container is provided. One bulk item is collected weekly. Standard service includes monthly collection of yard waste April through October.

Pay As You Throw (PAYT): $8.13 per quarter –  Bags may be purchased as needed for $4.50 per bag. Bags are available at the Recycling Center, Municipal Building, Recreation Center and Hershey Public Library. A 65-gallon container is provided for recycling.


Waste Management can be reached at 1-800-869-5566.


Fall is the perfect time to compost your leaves. Compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter such as grass, tree and shrub trimmings, and leaves. Composting creates rich organic soil-like material called humus. Composting enables you to recycle your yard wastes, returning organic matter to the soil and providing nutrients for healthy plant growth.


Derry Township Recycle Line

One call to the Recycle Line informs residents and businesses of the hours of operation, a list of items accepted, and information on the collection program. Derry Township Recycle Line – (717) 533-8665


Holiday Trash Collection

If the holiday is on your regular collection day, your trash and recyclables will be collected the following day.  All other collections that week will be  delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Please store trash and recycling totes in your garage, side or back yard.


Recycling Center Hours

Winter Schedule
Effective November 5, 2018
Monday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Summer Schedule
Effective March 11, 2019
Monday & Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Closed
Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed