Recycling

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Recycling has become a way of life for the residents of Abington Township. Abington has one of the strongest waste reduction and recycling programs in the state. Abington Township is preventing tons of material from unnecessary landfill disposal every day.

Curbside Pick Up:
Curbside is the area between the curb and property line, not to exceed 4' feet from the road.

When:
Place these recyclables curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.  In the event your collection day occurs on a holiday, paper/junk mail and cans and bottles will be collected single stream on the township's next working day.

Materials not included in paper/paper products recycling:

  • carbon paper
  • photographs

Container Replacement:
Should your recycling cart become damaged or you feel your paper or commingle can is either too large or too small, telephone the department at (267) 536-1038 for information on a replacement.  

Holiday Collection:
Remember if a holiday falls on your regular collection day your paper and commingle will be collected single stream on the township's next working day.

Commingle Recycling Information

Waste Reduction Tips

  • To reduce the amount of waste that we take to landfill, reduce the amount of garbage you generate.
  • Buy durable, refillable and reusable rather than disposable products.
  • Purchase products sold in recyclable containers and those made from recycled material.
  • Select products with the least packaging, an example being concentrated products.
  • Buy items in bulk and in refillable containers.
  • Use dish towels and cloth napkins instead of paper.
  • Bring your own bags to the store.
  • Share magazines and newspapers with a friend, nursing home, hospital or library.
  • Reuse bags and containers that can't be recycled.
  • Sell or donate used goods such as clothing, furniture and toys to a thrift shop, day care center, charity or second hand store instead of throwing them away.
  • Write to companies that send unwanted junk mail, have them take you off their mailing list.

What you can do at the office:

  • Use scrap paper for informal notes or messages.
  • Print on recycled paper.
  • Re-use printer paper when possible.
  • Re-use manila envelopes & folders.
  • Post memos & communications or route a single copy instead of making multiple copies.

    A to Z Recycling Guide

Guidelines:

Paper/Paper Products Recycling Guidelines

Material

Including

Container

When & Where

Newspaper newsprint Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Paper

bond, computer, construction, fax, office, shredded, adding machine, wrapping and copy, cups, plates, hand towels, napkins and lunch bags

Recycling cart

Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Books

shopping catalogs, telephone, paperback and hard back (with or without intact covers)

Recycling cart

Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Boxes

corrugated or cardboard, shoe, cereal, pizza, gift, laundry soap, video game, cookie, cake mix, toothpaste and tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper egg cartons, etc. (break down cardboard)
Recycling cart

Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Cards

greeting and time Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.
Containers carrier and milk/juice cartons Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.
Envelopes window, standard and manila Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Fiber board

brown wrappers for packaging materials, grocery bags, multi-wall sacks (e.g. pet foods, lawn and garden seed, fertilizer, yard/leaf compost, cement bags and construction paper Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Junk Mail

magazines, periodicals, fliers, all types of glossy paper Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.

Manila Folders

Recycling cart Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on normal collection day.