Recycling is the third R of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Recycling is the process of taking a product or material at the end of its useful life and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product. In 1999, recycling and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landfills and incinerators. Today, this country recycles 32 percent of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years.

what you can recycle

Acceptable Materials for Recycling:

  • Green, Brown & Clear Glass
  • Plastic (# 1-7)
  • Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Bi-Metal (Tin) Cans
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Colored paper
  • White & Ledger paper
  • Corrugated (cardboard boxes flattened)
  • Paperboard (cereal type boxes)
  • Envelopes (with and without windows)

what you can't recycle

Unacceptable Materials for Recycling:

  • Plate glass
  • Aluminum foil
  • Five gallon buckets
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags
  • Pesticides, Cleaners,
  • Chemicals
  • Window tempered glass
  • Aluminum trays
  • Flower pots
  • Tissues
  • Oil, transmission fluid
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Plastic cups
  • Wax coated cartons

Recycle Right!

The following flyers providing additional information on items which are collected for recycling, and which are not:

Learn About Recycling

The following links are useful educational resources on recycling – related topics:


Residential Recycling Summary

All residential property owners are REQUIRED to recycle. Act 140 requires the Borough to initiate an enforcement program that monitors compliance backed by a recycling ordinance that provides penalties if residential property owners do not recycle. Because the Borough receives monies from DEP for recycling, we MUST comply with the law!