Glenside, Hensler and Oakbrook Homes Trash and Recycling

Trash Removal

  • Dumpsters are available 24 hours a day for residents’ convenience.
  • Dumpsters are well lit and monitored by Security Cameras.
  • Bulk items will be accepted at one central location as follows:
  • Glenside/Hensler
    Boiler House – Avenue B
  • Oakbrook
    1000 block of Patton Avenue
  • Trash should be placed in plastic bags before placement into dumpster.   This keeps the trash areas neat, clean and relatively odor free.
  • Trashcans are no longer permitted outside of units. 
  • Plastic bags are to be tied to prevent papers and other items from falling out. 
  • Trash must be placed inside the dumpster not beside it. 
  • Children should not be permitted to take trash out. 
  • Bagged grass clippings and leaves may be placed inside the dumpster.
  • Christmas trees will be collected at the central bulk item location and not to be placed inside the dumpster.
  • Non-resident dumping is prohibited and violators will be prosecuted.  All illegal dumping should be reported to the Management Office. 

RECYCLING
RHA encourages its residents to help maintain areas litter free for health, appearance and enjoyment of the community.

  • Mandatory Recycling - In compliance with a new state law, Act 101, RHA is required to implement a recycling program.  This new law will keep down the rising costs of waste disposal and help protect the environment at the same time.   
  • All single-family homes must participate in the City’s Recycling Program.
  • Each housing unit is issued one blue recycling container.  This container must remain with the house or apartment.   Extra containers may be purchased at the Maintenance Office. 
  • Recycling is easy and convenient.  All glass, cans and plastics should be placed in the green designated site container available at each location. 
  • Recycling designated site containers are available 24 hours a day for residents’ convenience.  
  • Regular trash should not be mixed with recycling. 
  • The following items can be commingled in the recycling containers:

GLASS: Food and beverage bottles and jars only.   Containers should be rinsed clean. Caps or lids are to be removed; labels need not to be removed.   Glass should not be broken.  No window glass, drinking glasses, dishes or light bulbs are allowed. 

PLASTIC: Clear and colored soda bottles, milk, water/cider jugs, laundry detergent containers and quart oil containers.   Labels need not be removed.

CANS: ALUMINUM, STEEL & BIMETAL cans: no foils, TV trays, pie plates, aerosol cans, siding or scrap.  Labels need not be removed.


RECYCLING AND TRASH DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER APARTMENTS, FRANKLIN TOWERS, KENNEDY TOWERS, GEORGE M. RHODES APARTMENTS, AND SAMUEL G. HUBERT APARTMENTS

Recycling

  • All residents must participate in the City’s Recycling Program.
  • Each housing unit is issued a recycling container.  The recycling container must remain with the apartment.
  • If a resident is need of a container, he or she should contact the Management Office. 
  • Containers must be used for recycling only.  RHA recommends that a clear plastic bag be placed in the container.
  • Once the container is full, the bag (not the container) should be brought to the recycling site as listed below:
    • Eisenhower Apartments – Outside the first floor rear door at the rear of the building.
    • Franklin Towers – Outside first floor at the side of the building.
    • Hubert Apartments – Outside second floor rear door in the rear of the building.
    • Kennedy Towers – Outside first floor door in the rear of the building.
    • Rhodes Apartments - Outside the first floor door in the rear of the building.

ITEMS THAT CAN BE COMMINGLED IN THE RECYCLING BIN:

CANS: Aluminum food and beverage cans.   Steel and tin food cans and beverage cans.    All cans should be rinsed.   Lids should be removed or pushed into the can.  No need to remove labels. 
No foil or food trays, aerosol or paint cans.

GLASS: Food and beverage containers, such as jars and bottles only (clear, green or brown glass).  Lids should be removed and rinsed.  Labels may be left on. 
No blue glass, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass or ceramics.

PLASTIC: Plastics #1 and #2 food and beverage containers and laundry product bottles. This number can be found on the bottom of the bottle.  Most soda, milk and water bottles, fit this category. 
No broken glass, needles or sharp items shall be placed in the recycling container/bin.

Trash Disposal

  • All household trash will be placed down the trash chute located on each floor.
  • All trash must be in a plastic or paper bag before it is dropped down the trash chute.
  • Trash should not be dropped down the trash chute between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • All items should fit down the trash chute to avoid back ups.  Cardboard boxes and large bags should be made small enough to fit.

Medical Waste

  • Medical waste is a Bio Hazard to neighbors and staff. All universal precautions that have been prescribed by a medical provider should be followed.
  • Syringes and needles should be placed in a sealed heavy-duty container for disposal.
  • Single syringes or needles should not be placed down the trash chute or recycle bin.

Bulk Items

  • Call the Central Maintenance Department at 610-777-5500 to report the need to dispose of   bulk items (i.e., mattresses, box springs, sofas, tables, chairs, televisions, etc.).

SYLVANIA HOMES TRASH AND RECYCLING


TRASH REMOVAL
Residents are responsible for storing their trash in a proper container with a lid until the night before the regular weekly pickup.  Trash should be placed in plastic bags before placement into cans.   This keeps the trash areas neat, clean and relatively odor free.  Plastic bags are to be tied to prevent papers and other items from falling out.  Trash should be placed inside the container and not on top of or beside it.  Small children should not be permitted to take trash out.

Trash is collected on TUESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS.

For large articles (tires, furniture, etc.), a special pickup should be requested by calling the trash company at 1-800-932-2232.    The special pickup charge is minimal.  If management finds a resident dumping other articles beside trash, the charge will be made directly to his or her rental account for any additional costs incurred by management.

RECYCLING
RHA encourages its residents to help maintain areas litter free for health, appearance and enjoyment of the community.

  • Mandatory Recycling - In compliance with a new state law, Act 101, RHA is required to implement a recycling program.  This new law will keep down the rising costs of waste disposal and help protect the environment at the same time.   
  • All single-family homes must participate in the City’s Recycling Program.
  • Each housing unit is issued one recycling container.  This container must remain with the house or apartment.   Extra containers may be purchased at the Maintenance Building. 
  • Recycling is easy and convenient.  All glass, cans and plastics should be placed in container and be placed at the curb on Wednesday morning. 
  • Regular trash should not be mixed with recycling. 
  • The following items can be commingled in the recycling containers:

GLASS: Food and beverage bottles and jars only.   Containers should be rinsed clean. Caps or lids are to be removed; labels need not to be removed.   Glass should not be broken.  No window glass, drinking glasses, dishes or light bulbs are allowed. 

PLASTIC: Clear and colored soda bottles, milk, water/cider jugs, laundry detergent containers and quart oil containers.   Labels need not be removed.

CANS: ALUMINUM, STEEL & BIMETAL cans: no foils, TV trays, pie plates, aerosol cans, siding or scrap.  Labels need not be removed.


RIVER OAK APARTMENTS TRASH AND RECYCLING


Trash Removal

  • Dumpsters are available 24 hours a day for residents’ convenience.
  • Dumpsters are well lit.
  • Bulk items can be placed at the dumpster location.
  • Trash should be placed in plastic bags before placement into dumpster.   This keeps the trash areas neat, clean and relatively odor free.
  • Plastic bags are to be tied to prevent papers and other items from falling out. 
  • Trash must be placed inside the dumpster not beside it. 
  • Children should not be permitted to take trash out. 
  • Christmas trees will be collected at the central bulk item location and not to be placed inside the dumpster.
  • Non-resident dumping is prohibited and violators will be prosecuted.  All illegal dumping should be reported to the Management Office. 

RECYCLING
RHA encourages its residents to help maintain areas litter free for health, appearance and enjoyment of the community.

  • Mandatory Recycling - In compliance with a new state law, Act 101, RHA is required to implement a recycling program.  This new law will keep down the rising costs of waste disposal and help protect the environment at the same time.   
  • All single-family homes must participate in the City’s Recycling Program.
  • Recycling containers are provided next to the dumpster. 
  • Recycling is easy and convenient.  All glass, cans and plastics should be placed in the green designated site container available at each location. 
  • Recycling designated site containers are available 24 hours a day for residents’ convenience.  
  • Regular trash should not be mixed with recycling. 
  • The following items can be commingled in the recycling containers:

GLASS: Food and beverage bottles and jars only.   Containers should be rinsed clean. Caps or lids are to be removed; labels need not to be removed.   Glass should not be broken.  No window glass, drinking glasses, dishes or light bulbs are allowed. 

PLASTIC: Clear and colored soda bottles, milk, water/cider jugs, laundry detergent containers and quart oil containers.   Labels need not be removed.

CANS: ALUMINUM, STEEL & BIMETAL cans: no foils, TV trays, pie plates, aerosol cans, siding or scrap.  Labels need not be removed.

 


Reading Housing Authority
400 Hancock Boulevard
Reading, PA   19611

The Reading Housing Authority will not deny any family or individual the opportunity
to apply for or receive assistance under the public housing program on the basis of race, color, sex,
religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, family or marital status, handicap, or disability.