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Recycle Logo Attention Perry County Recyclers! Recycle Logo

There are numerousRecyclingbyMunicipality01012015.pdf (89KB) throughout Perry County. Municipalities, dedicated volunteers, the County of Perry, and private businesses work together to provide convenient recycling to residents. In addition, the major food stores in the County recycle tons of cardboard and plastic bags each year through their internal recycling programs.  
Marysville Borough
 also provides recycling opportunities with its trash collection service. 

 Click here for a list of hard to recycle items and where to recycle them.
Got an old TV? The Cumberland County Conservation District is opening a new facility on July 11, 2017 located at 1001 Claremont Road in Carlisle, PA. They will accept used/old electronics at a fee of $0.50 per pound. The facility will be open
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2p.m.-6p.m. and on the
2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 9a.m.-1p.m.  

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For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Kristie Smith, Watershed Specialist & Recycling Coordinator 
#717-582-5138
                             
ksmith@perryco.org
                                    

If you are asking yourself "Why should I Recycle?"
PLEASE KEEP READING......

1) Collected recyclables are transported to an end user and transformed into useful raw materials. By giving your waste a 2nd life, you are helping to create jobs in your community!

 
 
Watch How: watch 
 
Click here: www.iwanttoberecycled.org to EXPLORE the WORLD of RECYCLING!
 
 


 2) Recycling decreases the amount of trash going to landfills or thrown into illegal dumps.

Landfill   Dump at Mays Hollow  Refuse at Rambo Hill

3) Recycling saves precious natural resources.

 New Barrels
Petroleum
 Mature White Oak
Trees
 Large Strip Mine
Ore


How We Got Started:

Perry
 County
’s recycling program was started almost 20 years ago by three municipalities that worked together to start their own site. Greenwood Township, Tuscarora Township and the Millerstown Borough joined forces to provide the manpower and equipment necessary for recycling in their area. Since the establishment of that first site, the County’s program grew to nine drop-off sites which were operated by volunteers dedicated to the recycling cause. The County supported the program by providing administration and a recycling hauler. The necessary containers were obtained with grants and Township funding. 

As of September 1, 2012, all recycling sites will be managed by the municipalities where they are located. However, you will still find those dedicated volunteers on hand to collect and help sort recyclables at some of the sites.