Recycling Center

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

Recycling Center Hours

The Derry Township Recycling Center and Yard Waste Drop-off area hours will be effective (03/11/2024-11/03/2024):

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

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 prioritizes 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 center’s hours are listed above. 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

Waste Management of Central Pennsylvania provides services for the collection of municipal solid waste and recyclables. Residents have two service options.

Effective April 1, 2024, Standard Service: $137.94 per quarterโ€”Weekly curbside collection of trash. A 96-gallon container is providedโ€”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.

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. It 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 accepted items, 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.