Trash and Recycling
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To view a complete list of the trash and recycling schedule go to the Public Information section.
PA Law, Act 101, Mandates Trash & Recycling Program
On August 7, 1991, pursuant to Act 101, Elizabethtown Borough started its trash and recycling program. Please see below for details of the program.
Trash and Recycling Program Services:
Curbside weekly trash collection - one 32 gallon
container (bag or can) per week limit.
Curbside recycling For you convenience, the Borough Office will now supply, free of charge, 8" Circle Recycling Symbol Stickers to be used on containers being used for recycling that do not have the symbol already printed on them. The green recycling bins will no longer be available at the Borough Office. You may continue to use them or you may use any plastic container that has a Recycling Symbol Sticker adhered. This means you may even use a full size trash can with a lid if you choose to! 8" Circle Recycling Symbol Stickers are available to residents at the Borough Office between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. If you are using a tub or container that does not have the symbol on it, we encourage you to stop in for your stickers.
Brandt's Farm Supply, located at 601 E High Street, Elizabethtown will now be carrying several different 32 gallon trash containers! If you purchase one of these containers for your recycling, Brandt's will give you two Recycling Symbol Stickers for that container!
Recyclable materials (glass, plastics, aluminum, steel cans, newspapers, paper, paperboard, and magazines, etc.) will be collected curbside. Simply place in your recycling container and put out beside your trash.
We also accept cardboard at the curb and will be picked up on your regular trash day, residents may put any size of cardboard out with their recycling, but it MUST be flat. It also must be easy for loaders to handle. If it will not fit in your recycling container, a stack can be placed at the curb beside your recycling container, but please bundle it so pieces don't blow away or slip when the loader picks it up. Pizza boxes, office paper and other things may be placed in your recycle bin.
Curbside oversized refuse collection - one oversized item
collected per week.
Curbside Christmas tree collection - collected once a year on a specific date. Please remove all bags, tinsel, and decorations from the tree prior to placing the tree curbside.
Curbside leaf collections - four curbside leaf
collections per year. The upcoming dates are listed in the calendar in the Public Information section.
Curbside yard waste collections - In 2008 two curbside
yard waste collections per year were added. The upcoming dates are listed in the
calendar in the Public Information
Curbside woody waste collections - curbside collection the second Saturday of each month. Woody waste and branches should be tied with string or twine in bundles less than four feet in length or placed in a can or other container. Please keep the bundles or containers less than 40 pounds in weight. Please do NOT use the biodegradable kraft leaf bags for woody waste.
Curbside white goods and tires collection - collected
twice a year on specific dates.
Leaf Bag Distribution - Kraft leaf bags will be available at the Parks Building on Verdant Alley in Community Park on the dates and times listed in the calendar in the Public Information section. Kraft leaf bags are currently available free to residents while supplies last. In order to make the Kraft leaf bags available after office hours, the bags will be offered on an honor system. Please take only the number of bags you need and limit each pick up to a maximum of 25 bags. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
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.
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