New Residents

New Resident Information


2015 Trash/Recycling – TrashMailer2015

Collection during Holidays has changed. Please refer to the attached Trash and Recycling Schedule for these changes.
A total of FOUR CONTAINERS (bags or cans) may be placed for the weekly collection. Each container shall not exceed 32-gallon capacity nor weigh more than 40 lbs.

All loose items must be bundled not to exceed 18 inches by 18 inches by 36 inches. In addition, ONE BULK ITEM may be placed at the curb for collection each trash collection day.

There will be NO SPRING AND FALL CLEAN UP. Each trash collection day you will be allowed one bulk item, i.e. mattress and furniture etc or one additional trash container.

The following items will not be picked up as a bulk item:

  • NO APPLIANCES – washers, dryer, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, heaters, dehumidifiers, air-conditioners, hot water heaters, propane tanks, batteries, automobile motors, transmissions, nor tires, etc.
  • Paint cans may not contain paint in liquid form.
  • Lawn mowers may NOT have fluids in them.

New PA Law  – No Electronics To Curb

PA Act 108 of 2010 effective January 1, 2013 bans the disposal of TV’s, computers, computer equipment, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers, cables etc.
For disposal alternatives contact the Berks County Solid Waste Authority 610-478-6362 or go to their website

Recycling Collection

The Township of Spring is mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to conduct a recycling program. The Township of Spring provides the first container to each household. However, if your container is lost or destroyed another container can be purchased at the Township Business Office at a cost of $15.00. Collection of recycling is scheduled on an every-other week basis, according to the
Township of Spring 2015 Recycling & Trash Schedule

We now do Single Stream Recycling, this means your recyclables can be placed together in same bin.

  • Glass: Clear, green, brown
  • Steel and Aluminum Cans
  • Plastic: All plastic in a bottled form, i.e. water, milk, soda, laundry and cleaning products (PETE + HDPE #1 thru # 7)
  • Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail – Place these items in a brown paper bag. (NO PLASTIC BAGS)
  • Cardboard: Must be bundled in lengths less than 18 in. x 18 in. x 24 in.
    Large Quantities of Cardboard – call (610) 678-5393.

Billing for recycling occurs annually in March, at a rate of $40.00 per household billed on March Real Estate Tax Bill.

 Holiday Schedule

Holidays are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day.

In those weeks with a Holiday, collection of trash and recyclables will take place ONE DAY LATER THAN USUAL beginning on the holiday through the remainder of the week. All collection schedules will return to normal beginning Monday of the next week.

Sewer Bills / Census Information

New Residents should call the Township to register for Sewer Billing and the Township Census.
(610) 678-5393.  Downloadable Census Form

  • When calling be prepared to give the following information for each member of the household:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Employer or School Attending

2010 Federal Census Records indicate that 27,119 residents live in the Township of Spring.

Important Telephone Numbers:

  • Township Police Department: 911 (For Emergencies Only)
  • Police Non-Emergency: 610-678-3431
  • Township Municipal Office: 610-678-5393
  • Park and Recreation Department: 610-678-5399
  • Tax Collector – Lillian Cramsey: 610-678-1287
  • Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau: 610-372-8439
  • Fire Department: 911 (For Emergencies Only)
  • Township of Spring Central Fire Station: 610-898-1452
  • Emergency Management: 610-898-8060

Water Companies

  • Pennsylvania American Water Co. 800-462-7279
  • Shillington Water Co: 610-777-1338

Other Information

  • Western Berks Ambulance: 610-678-1545
  • Wilson School District: 610-670-0180
  • PP&L: 800-342-5775
  • UGI: 610-375-4441
  • Comcast Cable: 610-378-4600
  • Verizon Telephone: 800-483-4000 M-F 8am – 5pm