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Why Recycle?

Did you know in Pennsylvania, municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more are required by law to establish and provide a recycling program to its residents? Did you also know that in these municipalities commercial and institutional businesses are also required to have an in-house recycling program?

Commercial establishments are those engaged in manufacturing or processing businesses, and other industries that produce municipal waste. These businesses include, but are not limited to, stores, markets, office buildings, restaurants, shopping centers and theaters. Institutional establishments are those engaged in services such as hospitals, schools, medical facilities and other similar organizations.

There are many benefits to recycling. Recycling conserves energy and natural resources, reduces the need for landfill space and may reduce waste disposal costs.

Imagine this…for every ton of paper recycled 17 trees and 2.5 barrels of oil are saved. Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.

Code of Ordinances regarding recycling can be viewed by clicking here: Code of Ordinances; Ch 20 Part 2.