Borough Of Pennsbury Village

1043 Pennsbury Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

(412) 279-7876





The Recycling Page






Pennsbury's first Recycling Center Dumpster will be clearly marked and located at the intersection of Carriage Circle and Pennsbury Blvd South, near the bus shelter.
Second Recycling Center Opens in Pennsbury Village









Due to the size of our population, the Borough of Pennsbury Village is not required to recycle by the federal government.  Responding to the many requests of our residents, and recognizing our duty to help preserve our resources, Borough Council has decided to implement a voluntary recycling program.  We have chosen to recycle by this method due to high costs associated with municipal recycling programs.

The Borough has installed the first Recycling Center as a test.  We fully intend to promote it's voluntary use and will closely monitor the usage.  If the usage indicates the need, we will be installing a second Recycling Center in another location within the Borough.









Our recycling company has informed us of a big change.  They do not want the recycled items in plastic bags!  They want all items in the dumpster to be loose.  You can still bring items up to the dumpster in bags, but we now must ask you to dump out the items into the dumpster and then throw in the empty bag.  This is an issue with the way the automated sorting equipment works.  So....please break open the bag and dump the items into the recycle center dumpster.    Thank You!


There are some simple rules that we all must follow.  First, regular trash should never be placed into the Recycling Center.  Absolutely NO BUILDING MATERIALS may be placed into ANY dumpster within Pennsbury Village!  No plastic bags with doggie waste.  Absolutely no food waste....all food containers, cans, and bottles must be rinsed out and have their labels and caps removed before recycling.  All cardboard boxes must be flattened!  No Styrofoam packing material is permitted!  The Borough will be charged extra fees if non-recyclable items are placed into the Recycling Center dumpster.  As a result, to offset these costs, a fine will be imposed on any resident who is observed breaking the rules.  If this becomes a major problem, we will terminate the recycling program.  While we recognize the need and the duty to recycle, we will not throw your tax dollars away!




What can I recycle?  I'm glad you asked because the list is long and there are some items that can not be placed in the Recycling Center dumpster!







  Paper / Fiber:
Notebook Paper
Coated Papers
Poster Board


Copier / Office Paper
Card Stock
Shredded Paper
Window Envelopes
Phone Books
Soft Cover Books
Colored Papers
Paper Trimmings
Graph Paper
NCR (carbonless) Papers
Product Literature
Broken-down (flattened)
    Cardboard Boxes






Beverage Containers


Food Containers


Note:  All items listed above must be emptied and rinsed clean of any food debris.  Caps and labels must be removed and discarded.



Aluminum / Tin
   Food Containers
Aluminum / Tin
   Beverage Containers


Note:  All items listed above must be emptied and rinsed clean of any food debris.  Labels must be removed.


Water Bottles


Soft Drink Bottles
Milk Jugs
Juice Containers
Household Product



Note:  All items listed above must be emptied and rinsed clean of any food debris.  Labels and caps must be removed and discarded.


Any Plastic Item that is marked as a type 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Plastic.



PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

Found in: Soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; oven usable food trays.










UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:      These items can not be recycled!
Food Wrappers & Bags
Bathroom Tissue
Paint Containers
Frozen Food Bags
Carbon Paper
Tissues / Kleenex
Building Materials
Window/Auto Glass
Used Paper Plates
Paper Towels
Chip & Snack Bags
Oil/Chemical Containers
Wax Coated Drink Containers
No Styrofoam Items!
(Plates, Cups, Packing Materials, Meat/Food Trays)


Pennsbury Is Getting Greener!            Voluntary Recycling Is Here Now!             Please read the instructions on this page before you begin to recycle!
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V (Vinyl) or PVC

Found in: Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping.
HDPE (high density polyethylene)

Found in: Milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; some trash and shopping bags; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners.
LDPE (low density polyethylene)

Found in: Squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags.
PP (polypropylene)

Found in: Some yogurt containers, baling twine, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles.
No Plastic Item that is marked as a type 6 or 7 Plastic.

Please dispose of these items in your regular trash!