Recycling Requirements

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Residential Recycling Requirements

Tredyffrin Township is mandated by Pennsylvania State Act 101 to recycle. Residents of Tredyffrin must contact a waste hauler to determine dates, materials and methods of collecting recyclables. The following is a list of materials residents of Tredyffrin are required to recycle:

Newspapers

  • No magazines
  • Tie in bundles or place in paper bags

Aluminum

  • Beverage containers only
  • Rinse to prevent bugs
  • Crush to save space
  • Test with magnet to make sure the can is aluminum (Magnets should not stick to the sides or top of the can)

Glass

  • Clear and colored
  • Empty and clean all bottles
  • Remove metal caps and rings from bottles
  • Labels can stay intact
  • NO light bulbs, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, Pyrex or dishes

Leaves

  • Leaves may not be disposed of with trash
  • Leaves and yard waste should be used in a compost pile (See composting tips)

Options for those who cannot compost:

  • Tredyffrin accepts leaves and yard waste at its compost center on Mill Road in the spring and fall.
  • Special arrangements can be made with your waste hauler or a registered leaf collector for pick-up of leaf waste in biodegradable paper bags, reusable containers or bulk. Bags are available at supermarkets and home improvement stores.

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Commercial Recycling Requirements

Tredyffrin Township is mandated by Pennsylvania State Act 101 to recycle. Commercial and Institutional establishments in Tredyffrin must separate and store the following materials for recycling collection. If your business does not generate one or more of the following items, you may substitute items such as glass or used motor oil. Every commercial/institutional facility is expected to recycle at least three materials.

Corrugated Paper

  • Boxes and other corrugated cardboard
  • Remove staples and tape

Aluminum

  • Beverage containers only
  • Rinse to prevent bugs
  • Crush to save space
  • Test with magnet to make sure the can is aluminum (Magnets should not stick to the sides or top of the can)

High Grade Office Paper

  • White bond paper
  • White stationary
  • White notepad paper
  • Computer printout paper
  • Non-glossy copier paper
  • Index cards
  • Manila file folders
  • Tabulating cards
  • Miscellaneous white paper forms (ink color does not matter)

Leaves

  • Leaves may not be disposed of with trash
  • Leaves and yard waste should be used in a compost pile

Options for those who cannot compost:

  • Tredyffrin accepts leaves and yard waste at its compost center on Mill Road in the spring and fall.
  • Special arrangements can be made with your waste hauler or a registered leaf collector for pick-up of leaf waste in biodegradable paper bags, reusable containers or bulk.

Need more information? Email us or call us at 610-644-1400.

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