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What To Recycle - NEW!!!
NEW GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - JULY 2018
Glass: This includes clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars. Throw away the lids and rinse out any residue. Do NOT put light bulbs, dishes, glassware, window or automotive glass, vases or any other glass material in the bin.
Metals:This includes all food and beverage cans made from aluminum or steel. Throw away the lids and rinse out any residue. Do NOT put metal hangers, cooking pots and pans or other scrap metal like foil and pie plates in the bin.
Plastic Bottles: This includes plastic bottles, jars, jugs and anything else with a neck. Throw away the lids and rinse out any residue. All other plastic material is considered trash. Ignore the numbers, as they don’t indicate if something is recyclable. Do NOT put plastic bags, toys, buckets, packaging, Styrofoam, hosing, furniture, or other plastic items in the bin.
Cardboard: This includes any size material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet, like shipping boxes, packing boxes, CLEAN pizza boxes (no grease or food remnants), etc. Flatten all boxes and remove packaging including Styrofoam, peanuts, bubble wrap and plastic liners. Do NOT put paperboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes), newsprint or junk mail in the bin.
ROLL-OFF CONTAINERS AT REAR OF TOWNSHIP BUILDING ACCEPT:
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD - FLATTENED
MAGAZINES for the Ronald McDonald House: Support the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey in a brand new way and help our community in the recycling effort too. Save your glossy paper magazines and catalogues, and later drop them off at the West Lampeter Township Municipal Building (rear) day or night (see below).
Ronald McDonald House provides free lodging, meals, transportation, and a comforting environment for families and children who are being treated for serious illness or injuries at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Since 2004, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pennsylvania has been involved with magazine/glossy paper recycling program which raises money for operational expenses at the House.
OTHER PLACES TO RECYCLE MATERIALS
Newspapers & Office Paper
- Lancaster City's Recycling Center, 850 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster. Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - Noon
- Mennonite Central Committee's Materials Resources Center, 517 W. Trout Run Road, Ephrata
- Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA Every day 9am - 5pm
- Dart Products Ltd., 110 Pitney Road, Lancaster. (Drop off in shed in front)
Earth911 provides an online database of drop off locations - plug in address and item to recycle to find nearest outlets.