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, here are some websites that provide resources for anyone interested in recycling:

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
  • Food Wrappers & Bags
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Paint Containers
  • Frozen Food Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Bags with Pet Waste
  • Tissues / Kleenex
  • Building Materials
  • Window/Auto Glass
  • Used Paper Plates
  • No Styrofoam Items: (Plates, Cups, Packing Materials, Meat/Food Trays)
  • Food Waste
  • Chip & Snack Bags
  • Oil/Chemical Containers
  • Wax Coated Drink Containers
  • Carbon Paper
  • 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
  • Card Stock
  • Shredded Paper
  • Window Envelopes
  • Phone Books
  • Soft Cover Books
  • NCR (carbonless) Papers
  • Envelopes
  • Notebook Paper
  • Coated Papers
  • Poster Board
  • Newspapers
  • Advertisements
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Product Literature
  • Colored Papers
  • Paper Trimmings
  • Folders
  • Magazines
  • Flyers
  • Graph Paper
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • 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
  • Jugs

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.

PP (polypropylene):

Found in: Some yogurt containers, baling twine, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles.

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