Because of the continued abuse of the recycling dumpsters, Borough Council has voted to discontinue the recycling program in Pennsbury Village. Recycling in our community is ending on December 31, 2018.
If you would like to continue recycling, there are some options on the website of the Pennsylvania Resources Council http://prc.org/
Additionally, we will update the Borough’s website as we learn of more recycling opportunities.
Recycling guidelines can vary, depending on where you choose to recycle your items. The following are the recycling guidelines that were utilized by Pennsbury Village, which can be used as a reference. Always check the recycling guidelines, before dropping off recycled items at a specific location.
Items That Can’t be Recycled
|· Regular Trash||· Plastic Bags with Pet Waste||· Food Waste|
|· Food Wrappers & Bags||· Tissues / Kleenex||· Chip & Snack Bags|
|· Bathroom Tissue||· Building Materials||· Oil/Chemical Containers|
|· Paint Containers||· Window/Auto Glass||· Wax Coated Drink Containers|
|· Frozen Food Bags||· Used Paper Plates||· Carbon Paper|
|· Paper Towels||· No Styrofoam Items:
(Plates, Cups, Packing Materials, Meat/Food Trays)
|· No Plastic Item that is marked as a type 6 or 7 Plastic|
Items That can be Recycled
Note: All food containers, cans, and bottles must be rinsed out and have their labels and caps removed before recycling, and all cardboard boxes must be flattened.
Paper / Fiber:
|· Copier / Office Paper||· Notebook Paper||· Colored Papers||· NCR (carbonless) Papers|
|· Card Stock||· Coated Papers||· Paper Trimmings||· Envelopes|
|· Shredded Paper||· Poster Board||· Folders||· Catalogs|
|· Window Envelopes||· Newspapers||· Magazines||· Product Literature|
|· Phone Books||· Advertisements||· Flyers||· Cardboard Boxes|
|· Soft Cover Books||· Cardboard||· Graph Paper||· Broken-down (flattened)|
- Food Containers
- Beverage 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 Container
- 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 must be removed.
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.
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.
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.
LDPE (low density polyethylene):
Found in: Squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags.
Found in: Some yogurt containers, baling twine, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles.