Single-Stream Recycling

 Recycling collection is every Wednesday.
Recycling cans are free to residents.  Call Borough Hall 610-828-9747 for assistance.

What is Single Stream Recycling?

Single Stream Recycling means that you don’t have to separate your recyclables.  Instead place all of your recyclable materials, such as paper, cans, and bottles, in the same container, and take the container out to the curb.

This has many benefits.   Single stream recycling has been shown to increase household recycling by 25%.  This saves time by not having to separate recyclables. Recycling helps to lower the Borough’s trash bill and improves the environment.

What CAN be Recycled?

Newspapers
Magazines
Cardboard
Paperback Books
Paper Egg 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.