Recycling

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, for recycling, residents may use multiple containers as long as the containers are within the size and weight limits and 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 collected so residents are encouraged to obtain appropriate stickers.

Brandt's Farm Supply, located at 601 E High Street, Elizabethtown carries recycling containers and several different 32 gallon trash containers. If a resident purchases one of the containers for recycling that does not already have the recycling symbol on it, Brandt's will provide two Recycling symbol stickers for that container!

Recyclable Materials

Recyclable materials (glass, plastics, aluminum cans, newspapers, paper, paperboard, and magazines, etc.) are collected curbside. 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.

Cardboard is also accepted at the curb and will be picked up with the other recyclables.  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 the recycling container, a stack can be placed at the curb beside the recycling container, but residents are encouraged to bundle it so pieces don't blow away or slip when the loader picks it up. Pizza boxes, office paper and other recyclables may be placed in the recycle bin.

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