The Borough of Wyomissing wants to remind residents that refuse and recycling should be set out no later than 5:00 a.m. the day of collection, and no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before collection. This allows the haulers to schedule their day based on their workload, and begin early if necessary. The haulers, nor the Borough are responsible for collecting materials that have not been set out in time. If you are concerned about setting your refuse and recycling out the night before due to wildlife, as per Borough Code, be sure that refuse and recycling is placed in lidded containers and not as loose bags along the curb. Also make sure lids are securely on such containers to help deter wildlife. Containers should also be set on the planting strip or at the curb to reduce the risk of containers being hit by vehicles, swept away during rain events, and to better assist Borough Public Works crews during Fall leaf collection. We kindly ask for your cooperation in this matter.
BOROUGH HALL WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AND PHONES WILL BE SET TO AUTOMATED ANSWERING ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2020, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

REFUSE AND RECYCLING DURING THE WEEK OF 11/23:

REFUSE, RECYCLING AND YARD WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED AS NORMAL NOVEMBER 23rd to 25th

NO REFUSE COLLECTIONS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th

REGULARLY SCHEDULED THURSDAY COLLECTIONS WILL MOVE TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27th

REGULARLY SCHEDULED FRIDAY COLLECTIONS WILL MOVE TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

BOROUGH HALL WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS BOROUGH STAFF CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.

The Borough of Wyomissing playgrounds, tennis courts, open spaces and park trails are open. Please continue to practice mask usage and social distancing for your safety and the safety of others. Basketball courts are currently closed.

The administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 and reevaluate to decide whether continued closure is necessary. Staff will remain on site and will be available to answer calls and emails Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. (Emergency Proclamation)(Playground program and tennis lessons will be canceled for 2020)(Tennis Social Distancing Guidelines)

Public Works, Police, Fire, and EMS services are on duty, and will remain on duty.

For assistance, please call:

610-376-7481 for Borough Hall or by email at: info@wyomissingboro.org
610-376-7481 for Tax Collector Betsy Heckman or by email at: taxcollector@wyomissingboro.org
610-375-6102 for Non- Emergency/ Administrative Police Office
610-655-4911 for Non-emergencies needing to speak to an on-duty police officer
911 for Fire and Police Emergencies

For tax and utility bill payments, please drop payments in the large drop box located in the Borough Hall parking lot near the handicap ramp. Receipts will be made available at Borough Hall once the building is re-opened OR Payment receipts will be mailed to residents if requested. Residents may also use the same drop box to request bulk ticket tags for large refuse items. In your request, indicate your name, address, regularly scheduled refuse day, a preferable contact method, indicate what kind of item(s) you want to set out, your payment of $15 per bulk tag (each item requires a bulk tag), and a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can send the bulk ticket(s) to you. Due to the mailing process, bulk ticket tags will not necessarily be available for use the same week you’re requesting a tag. 

Residential building permits, commercial building permits and zoning permits are being accepted through the after-hours drop box at Borough Hall, and through the USPS, FedEx or UPS. Zoning permits may be submitted through the USPS, the after-hours drop box at Borough Hall and by email to mbare@wyomissingboro.org. Residential and commercial building permits will be reviewed, approved and available for pickup at Kraft Code Services office, with payment due at the time of pickup. Zoning permits will be reviewed and the applicant will be contacted with the fee amount due, which may be sent by USPS or by using the after-hours drop box at Borough Hall. Upon receipt of payment for a zoning permit, the approved permit will be sent to the applicant via email or USPS, whichever the applicant prefers. If you have any questions please contact Michele Bare at mbare@wyomissingboro.org, or at 610-376-7481.

Refuse and recycling collection will continue as usual on the normal routes and schedules. All refuse must be bagged in appropriate trash bags and properly secured at the top. Please do not set items at the curb that are just in plastic store bags. These items will not be collected due to the increased risk of bags breaking and spreading potential COVID-19 contamination. Recycling can continue to be placed in recycling receptacles as normal.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR CITIZENS:

Berks County Department of Emergency Services has created a webpage to help residents of Berks County navigate resources for the Coronavirus. This site contains locally and nationally developed resources to provide accurate Coronavirus information. Please click the button below to access the Berks County DES website.

Stay At Home Order Guidance

Coronavirus Information

Berks County COVID-19 Call Center Info

Flush Toilet Paper Only

Crimewatch Wyomissing

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:

Click the button below for various resources to help small business navigate available options during this time of crisis.

Rebuild Berks

Small Business Resources

Essential/Non-Essential Life Sustaining Industries

Working Capital Access Guidelines

CWCA Fact Sheet

Guide to Cares Act

Cares Act

You may have noticed the recycling mailer that was sent out by J.P. Mascaro, increasing the type of items that can now be recycled. The Borough of Wyomissing is pleased to announce that we are now participating in the Flexible Plastic Packaging Program offered through J.P. Mascaro. What has changed? You are less restricted to the items you put in your recycle container, empty bottles, containers and packaging need to be thoroughly washed out, and due to the light-weight items now accepted, we ask that residents utilize the lids provided with your recycling cans.

Need a new recycle can? Please contact Borough Hall at 610-376-7481 to request a new one. Have questions on items that can or cannot be recycled? Please click the button below to review the acceptable items. Still unsure about something you want to recycle? Call the experts at J.P. Mascaro: 484-250-4686, they’re available to guide you in the direction of proper recycling.

J.P. Mascaro Recycling Mailer

Yard waste collection for 2020 will be every Wednesday from March 18th to December 9th. Dates to be determined for 2020 Fall leaf collection.