Recycling

Big 4

Recycle Bins / Stickers

Green recycling bins are no longer available at the Borough Office. A resident may continue to use the green bin for recycling collection or they may use any plastic container (32-gallons or less in size) that has a Recycling symbol sticker adhered. This means a resident may choose to use a full size trash can (32-gallons or less in size) with a lid as long as it has 2 stickers adhered to it and it weighs less than 30 pounds when full.  Additionally, residents may use multiple containers for recycling as long as each container meets the size and weight limits (32 gallons or less in size and weighs less than 30 pounds full) and Recycling stickers have been adhered to each container.

The Borough Office supplies, free of charge, 8" circle Recycling symbol stickers to be used on containers that do not have the recycling symbol already printed on them. 8" Circle Recycling symbol stickers are available to residents at the Borough Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

If a resident is using a tub or container that does not have the 8" Circle Recycling symbol on it, the items may not be recognized as recycling and may not be collected.  Residents are encouraged to obtain appropriate stickers.

Recyclable Materials

Recyclable material is limited to the “Big 4” (corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs with necks, metal food and beverage cans and glass jars and bottles).  The Borough offers single stream recycling so all recyclables can be combined into one container.  Items should be rinsed thoroughly to remove contaminants prior to placing in the recycling container and put it out for collection. Residents should also refrain from placing plastic bags in the recycling container.

Residents may put any size of corrugated 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 the recycling container, a stack may be placed at the curb beside the recycling container.  Residents are encouraged to bundle the stack so pieces don't blow away or slip when the loader picks it up. 

For tips on recycling and more comprehensive information on what can be recycled and where please visit Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA)