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Recycling Guidelines/Schedule

Single Stream Recycling, Residential Only

Weekly recycling collection is on Wednesday. The items must be placed in a Borough purchased recycling trash can and placed out by 7 am on Wednesday. Trash cans are available for sale at the Borough Hall.

Recyclable materials include: glass, newsprint, cardboard, plastics, and aluminum and bimetallic cans. All materials can be comingled and placed into the can. Separation of recyclables is no longer required.

Recycling helps to lower the Borough’s trash bill and improves the environment.

What CAN be Recycled?

Newspapers
Magazines
Cardboard
 ***(Cardboard boxes must flattened, all other cardboard cut into 12″ squares)***
Paperback Books
Paper Bag Cartons
Aluminum Cans
Empty Glass Containers
Plastic Containers Labeled #1 – #7
Empty Aerosol Containers

What Can NOT be Recycled?

Garbage
Plastic Shopping Bags
Styrofoam
Hazardous Chemicals
Batteries/Electronics
CDs/DVDs
Light Bulbs
Toys or Sporting Goods
Ice Cream Cartons
Food-Tainted Items

More 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.

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. These events have come to include an event each spring and fall where residents can also bring computers, printers, scanners, fax machines and/or portable TVs less than 27 inches for recycling.

Information concerning what items should be brought to be an HHW Event could be found by visiting Delaware County Solid Waste Authority’s Household Waste Program.


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 dark 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. Thank you for your cooperation and help in making the recycling program a success.

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