Attention Perry County Recyclers!
There are numerous recycling opportunities throughout Perry County.
Click Here for a list of Municipal Recycling Sites.
Click Here for a list of hard to recycle items and where resources are available.
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.
Got an old TV?
Dauphin County Solid Waste & Recycling: 1625 S. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. New regional program with Vintage Tech, no fees charged for electronics dropped-off. Must be on an individual basis, no large truck loads. Open Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Closed on holidays. Call (717)-982-6772 for more information. Please Click Here for the Dauphin County Recycling website and the list of accepted items.
For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Kristie Smith, Watershed Specialist & Recycling Coordinator
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!
2) Recycling decreases the amount of trash going to landfills or thrown into illegal dumps.
3) Recycling saves precious natural resources.
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.