Recycling Information
 
 
When recycling took off in the United States in the early 1990s, the environmentally conscious were instructed to sort their recyclables into separate bins. Paper went into one bin, plastic in another, glass sorted by color into another bin. By the end of the decade, however, technology that allowed single-stream recycling was developed.
 
At last, even the laziest among us had no excuse to avoid recycling. 
Under the single-stream recycling system, all recyclables go into a single bin. At the recycling plant, recyclables are loaded onto a conveyer belt and pushed off in response to certain stimuli: Magnets lift iron-based metals from the belt; puffs of air blow paper from the line, and so on<.
 
 
 

 

NEW TO RECYCLING

 
We are excited to announce that a new material has been added to the list of materials acceptable in single stream recycling: CARTONS. Lycoming County Resource Management Services (LCRMS) has added another “green eye” to their single stream recycling system.
 
Cartons are mainly made from paper in the form of paperboard, as well a thin layer of polyethylene plastic and/or aluminum. Cartons are a type of packaging for food and beverages products that can be purchased at the store (see photo below). These cartons included both the aseptic rectangular shaped cartons (usually shelf-stable products) as well as the familiar gable top, refrigerated cartons.
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We would also like to announce that you can now leave the caps on plastic bottles but please crush the bottle before capping it to save on space.
 
 
 
 

EXTRA REMINDERS

 
NO STYROFOAM
 
NO MINI BLINDS
 
NO GARDEN HOSES
 
NO COAT HANGERS
 
DO NOT TIE UP RECYCLABLES IN A GARBAGE BAGS; DRIVERS WILL NOT OPEN BAGS TO CHECK TO SEE IF IT RECYCABLES OR GARBAGE
 
IF YOU ARE USING GARBAGE CANS OR PLAIN PLASTIC BINS PLEASE MARK THEM "RECYCLING"
 
AT THIS TIME THE BOROUGH IS OUT OF BLUE RECYCLING BINS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A GRANT TO PURCHASE NEW ONES. IF WE GET THEM WE WILL LET RESIDENTS KNOW.
 
 
 
 
NO leaf or yard waste burning in the Borough