The Borough Council has implemented a voluntary recycling program. We have chosen to recycle by this method due to high costs associated with municipal recycling programs.
There are 2 Pennsbury’s Recycling Center Dumpsters that are clearly marked and can be found at the following locations:
- Intersection of Carriage Circle and Pennsbury Blvd South
- Across from condo units addressed as 500-554 Carriage Circle (buildings 22 and 23)
Our recycling company does not want the recycled items in plastic bags. They want all items in the dumpster to be loose. You may still bring items to the dumpster in bags, but please dump out the items into the dumpster.
The following items should not be placed in the Recycling Center dumpsters:
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|
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.
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.