Melissa Wagner

Trash and Recycling Schedule

November starts a new contract period for trash and recycling pick up for the borough. Trash will now be picked up on Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, November 4.

Recycling pick up days will remain alternating Tuesdays, with tomorrow, November 3 being the next pick up day.


Please remember:

  1. If you are using a 55 gallon drum for a trash receptacle, please be sure to add handles and a lid.
  2. Do not use a recycling container for trash pick up.
  3. One bulk item per week may be placed out with your trash.


Please click here for a 2021 recycling calendar.

Sign Thefts in the Borough

It has come to my attention that there have been a lot of election sign thefts in the borough. It is being reported that it is happening in the early morning hours. This will not be tolerated in our small quiet community. The Borough of Shoemakersville is covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. If you see any suspicious activity, contact the Hamburg Barracks at 610-562-6885.

Thank you and be safe.
–Mayor Remp

Berks County DES – Notice on Coronavirus

Please visit the site below to see the latest information on the Coronavirus from the Berks County Department of Emergency Services.





Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Please click here to view information on the program and to print out an application.

The first round of photos have been sent to the banner company, with proofs being available in 2-3 weeks.

Proposed Zoning Ordinance

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Office at 115 E. 9th St. to present an updated and comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for the borough.


Please click HERE to view the proposed ordinance.

MS4 Program

MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is:

  • owned by a state, city, town, village or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.; designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.); not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works (sewage treatment plant).

Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must develop a stormwater management program.

Phase I, issued in 1990, requires medium and large cities or certain counties with populations of 100,000 or more to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

Phase II, issued in 1999, requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority, to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

Generally, Phase I MS4s are covered by individual permits and Phase II MS4s are covered by a general permit. Each regulated MS4 is required to develop and implement a stormwater management program to reduce the contamination of stormwater runoff and prohibit illicit discharges.

The MS4 program consists of several requirements, referred to as the six minimum control measures and are as follows: public education and outreach; public participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site runoff control; post-construction runoff control; and pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations. The Phase I communities have additional requirements of monitoring outfalls and inspection of industrial facilities located in the MS4 boundary.

Click the link below to read the Borough’s Pollutant Reduction Plan.

Pollutant Reduction Plan



Click here to view a video from Berks Nature, to learn about water sheds and how to keep your drinking water clean.

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