Contact Number 610-447-7742

City of Chester Residents

The Department of Streets & Public Improvements would like to inform everyone about the once a week collection for trash.  Your trash should be placed out at the front or rear of your property, no earlier than “4:00 PM the day before or no later than 6:00 AM the morning of trash collection.  Trash containers should also be removed from the front or rear area after being emptied.”

When putting out your trash, containers and bags should be sturdy and secure.  Your sidewalk area should be cleared of all items at all times, as well as the rear alley.

Recycling is every Wednesday, unless there is a major holiday, therefore:  no recycling will be collected until the following week after that holiday.

If you are unsure of the City of Chester Ordinance, that outlines the proper time and placement for putting out trash as well as removing trash container from front / rear after being emptied, please contact us at 610-447-7742.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention in this matter.


It is now mandatory that all residents separate newspaper, aluminum and metal cans, and glass from their regular trash. Put bundled newspaper in the blue recycling containers along side of the blue recycling container.

Recycling Containers

Containers for all City residents are available to be picked up at City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Recycling Collection

Recyclables should be placed at the same location from which your regular trash is collected. Collection begins at 7:00 am, every Wednesday. If a major holiday is observed during any week, recyclables should be held until the following Wednesday.

Yard-waste Drop-off Site

The Delaware County Compost Farm is a convenient drop off site for yard-waste. The site is open the third Wednesday of each month through September from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The site is located in Chester Township.

Delaware County Compost Farm
2300 Concord Road/Incinerator Road
Feltonville, PA19014


For more information about Trash and Recycling Services:

J.P. Mascaro & Sons 1-800-432-1616


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