What and Where to Recycle

The Central Recycling Drive-Thru Center is located at the corner of Old Highway 46 and Greasy Creek Road. It is open Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

The Recycle Center will no longer have Saturday morning drive-thru hours.  The regular weekday hours of Tuesday-Friday from 8am-4pm will still be in effect. Also all prior scheduled Special Events such as Electronics, Tires, Shredding and DEA Drug Takeback will still be held on Saturday mornings.

Outdoor bins  are available when the drive-thru closed.  Lables are on each bins for sorting of your recyclables.

These bins are for recycling only.  NO TRASH in bins please!

Drop-Off Recycling Stations are un-staffed, open 24 hours:

WE DO NOT TAKE:

PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS

WINDOW GLASS

STYROFOAM

USED TISSUES



TV AND MONITORS ONLY ON ELECTRONIC DAY- DO NOT LEAVE OUTSIDE OF RECYCLING STATIONS OR OUTSIDE MAIN CENTER.

  GLASS IS NOT ACCEPTED at HELMSBURG or SPRUNICA

  • Cordry-Sweetwater - next to the Conservancy District Office
  • Van Buren - on State Road 135 S., next to Van Buren Elementary
  • Helmsburg  - 5378 Helmsburg School Rd , next to Helmsburg Elementary
  • Sprunica  -3611 Sprunica Rd, next to Sprunica Elementary
  • Knights Corner 3982 State Road 46 W. 

   Prep Items for Recycling
 Items Not Accepted
Cardboard & paperboard, such as corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, and cereal boxes.
  • Flatten all cardboard to conserve space
  • Remove all cereal box liners, packing materials, or Styrofoam from the boxes
  • No plastic bags, only brown paper bags


  • juice boxes
  • juice cartons
  • milk cartons
  • waxed boxes
  • soiled, wet cardboard
  • cardboard with food residue
Brown, Green & Clear Glass Bottles
  • Must be food, beverage, or vitamin containers
  • Keep brown, clear and green glass bottles separate from each other
  • Remove all lids
  • Recycle metal lids with metal. Throw away plastic lids in your household trash, or use for art projects.
  • Rinse all containers clean! If not free from food and odor, they will be thrown away, not recycled.
  • Medical vials
  • ceramic dishes
  • drinking glasses
  • glass cookware (Pyrex)
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • blue glass
  • window glass
  • plate glass
  • Empty Candle jars
Magazines and Catalogs
  • Separate magazines/catalogs from newspapers by placing magazines/catalogs in brown paper bags

Metal food & drink cans - aluminum, steel, bi-metal, tin
  • Rinse all containers clean! If not free from food and odor, they will be thrown away, not recycled.
  • Aluminum foil accepted at the Central Recycling Drive-Thru only

  • aerosol cans
  • scrap metal
  • appliances
  • cookie sheets
  • dirty cans
  • paint cans
  • pots & pans
  • rusty cans
  • sheet metal
  • wire
 Newspapers
  •  Newspapers, including glossy inserts and ads
  • If using our drop-off recycling stations, keep newspapers separate from magazines by placing magazines in brown paper bags

Mixed Office Paper - Accepted at the Drive-Thur Center Only
  • Colored and white paper.
  • Colored “sticky” notes
  • Envelopes, with or without windows
  • Fax paper
  • Junk mail
  • Photocopy paper
  • Scratch paper
  • Typing paper
  • Colored ink


#1 PETE
  • clear or transparent colored bottles such as two liter soda bottle
  • Clamshell fruit containers
  • remove all lids and place in separate container to recycle  
  • crush to save space



#2 HDPE
  • opaque bottles that are white or colored such as those used for milk, soap, or laundry detergent
  • Yogurt containers, sour cream & cottage cheese type containers.

 


      NO STYROFOAM
 #2 and #4
Plastic Bags

 
  • WE DO NOT ACCEPT PLASTIC "GROCERY" BAGS!
Please return them to stores that participate in bag recycling