Trash collection and recycling in Norristown is contracted with J.P Mascaro.

Trash & Recycling Rules

Here are some quick rules to help you do trash and recycling right:

  • All trash must be placed in the new red wheeled cart with a secure lid. No loose bags of trash.
  • No more than four containers allowed.
  • Do not put your trash out more than 18 hours prior to your scheduled trash collection times.
  • Do not leave your trash cans out more than 18 hours after it has been collected.
  • Find a place on your property to store your trash cans (not in the alley or at the curb).
  • Any loose trash must be picked up and deposited in your trash can.
  • Yard waste collection is the second full week of every month, and will always occur the day after your regular collection. Use container or biodegradable bags, and no plastic bags.
  • Limit of one bulk item (mattress, furniture, etc.) on your regular pick-up day.
Trash can with lid

Do place trash in cans with lids no more than 18 hours prior to your regularly scheduled collection time.

Trash can without lid

Do not set cans out without a lid. They may get wet or cause litter.

Trash bag

Do not set plastic bags out alone. They can break and cause litter.

Hazardous Waste

No hazardous waste is allowed. Visit the Montgomery County Website for information about hazardous waste collection events. Hazardous waste items include:

  • Car batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Motor oil
  • Oil-base paints
  • Pesticides
  • Other toxic and hazardous materials do not belong in the trash


A disposal ban in effect, whereby state law prohibits residents from putting covered devices such as televisions, desktop and laptop computers, monitors, keyboards and anything that connects to a computer out for trash collection. Visit the Montgomery County Website for a list of locations that accept TVs and computers.

Four Container Limit

There is a four container limit. If your trash is over the limit due to house, attic or basement clean-outs, you need to make special arrangements with J.P. Mascaro or another hauler to remove the trash for an extra fee.


Questions or problems with your pick-up can be addressed to J.P Mascaro by calling 800-432-1616.