Recycling Service

RECYCLING GUIDELINES

Select the below button for your location and follow the guidelines provided.  Amity, Caln, and Uwchlan Township, please use the guidelines on your township website.

How to Prepare Your Recyclables

CARDBOARD

Corrugated Cardboard and Shipping Boxes Only

HOW TO PREPARE CARDBOARD

•  Remove all packaging inside the box (such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc)
•  Flatten ALL boxes
•  Check the weather. If the weather calls for high winds or rain, keep your recycling inside until the following week, if possible. Wet cardboard products are more difficult to process.

PAPER

Newspapers Only

HOW TO PREPARE PAPER

•  Cover loose papers with heavier items in the container to prevent them from blowing away Check the weather.
•  If the weather calls for high winds or rain, keep your recycling inside until the following week, if possible.
•  Wet paper products are more difficult to process.

PLASTIC BOTTLES

HOW TO PREPARE PLASTIC

•  Remove caps or lids
•  Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue
•  Labels and neck rings do not need to be removed from containers

METAL & ALUMINUM

Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans & Food Containers

•  Aluminum Cans
•  Steel Cans
•  Steel Cans & Food Containers

HOW TO PREPARE ALUMINUM

•  Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue
•  Remove any plastic caps or tops unless they are part of the can
•  Labels do not need to be removed from cans

CARTONS

Cartons are defined as a type of packaging that food and beverage products come in that you can purchase at the store. There are two types of cartons:

•  Shelf-stable cartons —include juice, milk, soy milk, soup and broth, and wine cartons.  These are cartons that do not need to be kept cold
•  Refrigerated cartons —include milk, juice, cream and egg substitute cartons.  These items must be kept cold.

HOW TO PREPARE CARTONS

•  Be sure to remove straws
•  Flatten ALL boxes
•  Make sure the carton is empty and rinsed out
•  Cartons may be placed in your bin along with all other recyclables

GLASS

Food & Beverage Glass Only

HOW TO PREPARE GLASS

•  Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue
•  Flatten ALL boxes
•  Remove any plastic caps or tops
•  Note: Labels do not need to be removed from bottles or containers

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

The following items are NOT recyclable.

• Food-Soiled Materials • Needles and Medical Waste • Broken Glass
• Windows, Mirrors, Ceramics • Drinking Glasses • Aluminum Foil
• Scrap Metal • Plastic Tableware (Knives, Forks, etc.) • Plastic Bags (Including Grocery Bags)
• Light Bulbs • Solvents, Oil and/or Chemical Containers • Soaked and/or Wet Papers or Cardboard
• Plastic Food Wrappers • Used Paper Towels or Tissues • Christmas Lights
• Hoses • Waxy Cardboard • Propane Tanks
• Shredded Paper

PREPARING YOUR MATERIALS

All of your recyclables can be placed in one container for collection. No sorting is needed. Below are a few tips to ensure the items you recycle are able to be processed after pickup. These steps help ensure that your recycling efforts are contributing to a greener future.

CLEANING & PREPARING YOUR MATERIALS

Rinsing containers to remove food or product residue helps ensure the materials you recycle are able to be processed after pickup. This can also help reduce odor and insects around the area in your home where your recycling container is stored.

Products heavily damaged or soiled may not be recycled and should instead be placed in your waste container.

TIPS TO GET READY FOR PICKUP

Placing your bin in the appropriate area for pickup and following the simple steps below will help ensure your materials are collected on your designated pickup days:

•  Check the weather. If the weather forecast calls for high winds or rain, keep your recycling inside until the following week, if possible. Wet paper is more difficult to process.
•  Place your bin out the night before your scheduled pickup day.
•  Ensure any loose paper or light cardboard is covered with heavier materials. This will help ensure your materials do not blow out of the bin
•  Collect your recycling container as soon as possible after pickup to prevent it from blowing away.

Eagle Disposal of Pa, Inc.
P.O. Box 288
1251 East Earl Rd., East Earl, PA  17519

717.355.9560
info@EagleDisposalofPa.com

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