Recycling Center

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

Recycling Center Hours

Starting Monday, November 6, 2023, The Derry Township Recycling Center and Yard Waste Drop-off area hours will be effective (11/06/2023-03/10/2024):

  • Monday – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday – Closed
  • Friday – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
2024 Recycling Center Schedule:

Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 19 – President’s Day
Friday, March 29 – Good Friday
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
Monday, September 2 – Labor Day
Monday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 29 – Thanksgiving

Residents are still required to observe all social distancing requirements outlined by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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.

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.

Effective, April 1, 2023, Standard Service: $129.34 per quarter – Weekly curbside collection of trash. A 96-gallon container is provided—a weekly curbside collection of recyclables. A 65-gallon container is provided. One-bulk item is collected weekly. Standard service includes a monthly collection of yard waste from April through October.

Pay As You Throw (PAYT): $6.94 per quarter –  Bags may be purchased as needed for $9.50 per bag. Bags are available at the Recycling Center, Municipal Building, and Hershey Public Library. A 65-gallon container is provided for recycling.

Bulk Items – Residents utilizing the Standard Service payment program may place one bulk item per week with the regular trash and recycling containers on their scheduled pickup day. Bulk items with fabric material, such as a sofa, box spring, or mattress, will need to be covered in plastic for pickup. Prior to placing FREON items out for pickup, such as a refrigerator, dehumidifier, freezer, and air conditioner, you must contact Waste Management.

Residents using the PAYT payment program will be charged separately for each bulk item collected at the rate of $55.00; for items containing freon, the rate will be $175.00 and will need to contact Waste Management to schedule the pickup.

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 backyard.