What are recyclables?

Accepted Materials

Acceptable/recyclable materials include:

  • Cans: aluminum beverage cans, steel/tin cans
  • Corrugated cardboard: may be cut or folded into pieces to fit inside the recycling bin
    • Notice: bins that can not dumped properly because of jammed cardboard will not be collected
    • Cardboard can also be disposed of at the Township Complex free of charge
  • Glass: clear/brown/green glass
  • Newspapers/mixed papers:
    • Catalogs
    • Junk mail
    • Magazines
    • Telephone books
    • White paper
  • Plastics: Number 1 through Number 7

Materials Not Accepted

Materials which are not acceptable/recyclable include:

  • Light bulbs
  • Plate glass
  • Mirrors
  • Drinking glasses
  • Empty containers from motor oil or paint thinner are not to be included with recyclables; these should be disposed of with hazardous household wastes
  • Paper items which must be placed in trash:
    • Napkins
    • Paper containing food
    • Paper towels
    • Tissues

Additional Information

Additional information is available at the Pennsylvania Recycling Hotline: 800-346-4242.

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1. What is bulk trash day?
2. When is bulk trash day?
3. How should I dispose of electronic trash?
4. Whom should I call with a trash service related question?
5. Is there a limit to the amount of trash I can put out?
6. What time can I expect my trash to be picked up?
7. What are the official holidays for the trash company?
8. What happens if trash pickup is scheduled on a holiday?
9. When are recyclables collected?
10. What are recyclables?
11. Do we have to separate our recyclables?
12. Can we recycle cereal boxes?
13. How can I dispose of an old refrigerator or air conditioner?
14. How can I dispose of old paint?
15. Why doesn’t the Township vacuum my leaves up at curbside?
16. Are we allowed to burn in West Goshen Township?
17. What’s the best way to dispose of food waste?
18. How can I identify hazardous waste?
19. Whom would I contact to get information on the disposal of hazardous wastes?
20. Where can I dispose of motor oil, car batteries, tires, or antifreeze?
21. How much are we billed for sewer and trash, and what are the late penalties?
22. How often are we billed for sewer and trash?
23. Can I suspend my sewer and trash service when I am not home?
24. Does the state of Pennsylvania mandate recycling?