The Borough's ordinance mandates that commercial, industrial and institutional waste generators in the Borough implement recycling of certain materials. Documenting the extent of recycling enables the Borough, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) and PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to determine success in meeting waste reduction goals.
Act 101 requires municipalities and counties to track and report "post-consumer" recyclables that have been collected and marketed. Annually, the Borough requires that commercial, industrial and institutional establishments submit annual recycling reports that document the recycling of materials such as clear & colored glass, aluminum, steel cans, plastic, newsprint, office paper, corrugated cardboard and other grades of paper. This accurate documentation makes the Borough eligible for 904 Performance Grants.