Derry Borough Public Works Department


111 W. 1st Avenue

Adam Hebenthal – Public Works Crewleader
Nickolas Rohm – Public Works Laborer

Garbage Service in Derry Borough –provided by  Waste Management

Our residential waste/recycling contract is developed every so many years by requesting bids for best service at the lowest cost for our residents. Our current contract is with WasteManagement. The current contract rate for the next three years is the following: 

Waste Management Garbage/Refuse Pick-up


Standard Accounts



10/1/20 to 9/30/2110/1/21 to 9/30/2210/1/22 to 9/30/23Optional Ext 10/1/23 to 9/30/24Optional Ext 10/1/24 to 9/30/25
Fixed price per unit, per month$18.96
Additional Bag Tags$3.50$3.50$3.50$4.00$4.00
  • Residential properties have garbage service through Waste Management as our contracted service provider by Ordinance and service contract.
  • Ninety (90) gallons of refuse or solid waste per week are picked up weekly Maximum of 3 Bags for residents who are current with their garbage service quarterly bills.  If you have extra garbage that needs picked up you must contact WasteManagment for the extra pick up and they will charge you accordingly or sell you extra bag stickers.
  • Bi-weekly recycling is picked-up from one (1) sixty–five (65) recycling cart(s), which will is provided by the collector.  (Green container with yellow lid)
  • Do not put trash in the recycling container as WasteMangement will not take trash from that container.
  • Waste Management phone number is 800-677-4884 to contact them

Senior Citizen Accounts


Senior Citizen Regular Service



10/1/20 to 9/30/2110/1/21 to 9/30/2210/1/22 to 9/30/23Optional Ext 10/1/23 to 9/30/24Optional Ext 10/1/24 to 9/30/25
Fixed price per unit, per month$15.17$15.70$16.25$16.90$17.58




Individual Bag Service for Senior Citizens and Special Exceptions

Senior Bag Service



10/1/20 to 9/30/2110/1/21 to 9/30/2210/1/22 to 9/30/23Optional Ext 10/1/23 to 9/30/24Optional Ext 10/1/24 to 9/30/25
Fixed price per Bag$3.50$3.50$3.50$4.00$4.00

One Free Bulk item per month – Waste Management asks that residents please call ahead

Residents who receive standard weekly garbage pick-up with recycling can utilize this free item pick-up once a month. Bulk items are picked up usually the first Friday of every month.

Extra bulk items in excess of one free item per month will cost $35.00 per item, and residents must call them in advance to schedule.

The current contract does not include business owners or rental properties with 3 or more units. Rental property owners are required to have the service for two units or less.  If you have purchased a home in Derry Borough recently and need to initiate service please contact Wastemanagement at their general customer service number 1-800-677-4884.  You must indicate to the customer representative your address and please include that you are a contracted resident under Derry Borough, Westmoreland County PA to ensure you receive the discounted rate. It is important that you specify that you live in a contracted municipality with a contracted rate.  All billing questions should be directed to WasteManagement. They send out quarterly bills with a one month due date. If the bill is received late, they can add late fees to your bill owed.

Derry Borough has a residential contract for all residential garbage services which includes recycling to minimize costs for our residents. Recyclable materials include Paper, Cardboard, Junk Mail, Magazines, Newspaper, Phone Books, Plastic, Tin an Aluminum. Do not throw food waste, toner cartridges, glass pane and pyres, or food containers in your personal recycling bins. Please note… Waste Management may refuse to pick up your recycling if you throw garbage into your recycling containers.

Derry Borough also has two commercial bins for paper recycling near the public works garage provided by Royal Oak Recycling. These bins are only for paper recycling. Including newspaper, inserts, magazines, catalogs, mail, office and school papers. Please do no put non-recyclables in these commercial containers such as cardboard, food boxes, fiberboard, chipboard, textbooks, hard cover books, and phone books, as they are not recyclable with this company. Thank you.

Fall Leaf Pick Up
At the end of the fall season when the leaves come off the trees, the Public Works Department will provide a leaf pick up service for approximately 4 weeks, typically in the month of November. The department asks that you place your bagged leaves in an area of the front of your property not near your garbage to eliminate confusion. The public works team requests you not to make the bags excessively heavy as they have to be loaded into the dump trucks at a much higher height than a standard pick-up truck. We thank you in advance for your understanding. You can call the garage phone and leave a message when you are ready for pick-up if the bags aren’t picked up in a couple days.

Sidewalks and Snow Removal
Property owners are primarily responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks in front of and alongside their property. Within 24 hours after snow or ice has fallen, Derry Borough requests by Ordinance that owners, occupants, or tenants clear the sidewalks surrounding their property to keep Derry Borough a pedestrian friendly community during all seasons.

Community Park and Mossback Park Rentals Please contact the Borough office if you are inquiring for park rentals at 724-694-2030. Derry Borough Community Park can be rented daily for a fee of $100.00 per pavilion. Rental includes pavilions, restrooms, and electric. Absolutely no Alcoholic Beverages are permitted on the premises. The park will always remain open to the public. Mossback Park can be utilized by community residents with a deposit fee of $50.00 per event. (Weddings)