Single Stream Recycling, Residential Only

Weekly recycling collection is on Wednesdays. All materials can be comingled and put into a Borough purchased recycling can (or equivalent container) and placed out by 7 am on Wednesdays. Separation of recyclables is no longer required. Recycling cans are available for sale at the Borough Hall.

Recycling Issues

Residents should not mix regular trash with recycling materials. Only glass, plastic, and paper and cardboard products can be put out for recycling collection. If those materials are put out for collection in plastic bags they will not be picked up. Recycle stickers are available at Borough Hall if using cans not marked recyclable. If trash is mixed in, it can lead to the load being rejected at the recycling center. Recycling helps to lower the Borough’s trash bill and improves the environment. Thank you for your cooperation and help in making the recycling program a success.

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

All recyclable items (listed below in green) can be mixed together and placed in your cart – no sorting needed.

YES, RECYCLE THESE:

  • Newspapers, Inserts, & Junk Mail
  • Magazines, Catalogs & Envelopes
  • Paperback Books & Phone Books
  • Cardboard & Clean Pizza Boxes
  • Office & School Papers (colored paper too)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes)
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Paper Bags (grocery type)
  • Aluminum Cans & Clean Foil
  • Tin & Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)
  • Empty Glass Jars & Bottles
  • All Plastic Containers Labeled #1 through #7

ALL CONTAINERS SHOULD BE EMPTY AND CLEAN.

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Garbage
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Waste
  • Food Tainted Items (used paper plates, paper towels or paper napkins)
  • Polystyrene Cups or Plates
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers
  • Plastic Toys or Sporting Goods
  • Electronics or Batteries
  • Compact Discs or DVDs
  • Foam Egg Cartons
  • Ice Cream Cartons
  • Light Bulbs
  • Hangers
  • Yard Waste or Garden Tools

WHAT IS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is not just your old oil-based paint. It can be found throughout the home in kitchens, bathrooms and of course garages. Some hazardous items are non-latex paint, turpentine, and chemicals normally used for cleaning. The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority hosts several HHW collection events each year. For more information, please visit Delaware County Solid Waste Authority’s Household Waste Program.

New Electronics Recycling Law Takes Effect January 24, 2013

The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect January 24, 2013. The new law requires that residents cannot dispose of electronic devices (computers cell phones, televisions) in the trash. These items must be brought to a recycling operation; the trash hauler will not collect them. Be sure to check back often for updates on scheduled E-Waste collections. For further recycling information please visit www.dep.state.pa.us, recycledelco@comcast.net (Delaware County).

More Interesting Facts about Recycling

  • An aluminum can recycled today will be back on the grocery shelf in about 90 days.
  • Making glass from recycled material uses 50% less energy than making virgin glass.
  • Recycling one ton of cardboard saves over nine cubic yards of landfill space.
  • One ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
  • Recycling a soda can saves 96% of the energy used to make a new can, thus reducing water and air pollution.
  • If all morning newspapers read in this country were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills.
  • Recycling generates jobs and revenue.
  • 75% of our trash can be recycled.