Perry County Recycling Information
Municipalities (Townships and Boroughs), 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. These tonnages are reported to the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) each year.
Recycling Opportunities in or near Perry County, Pennsylvania:
Click Here for a pdf list of Municipal Township Recycling Sites within the County.
Click Here for a pdf list of hard to recycle items and where resources are available.
Marysville Borough also provides recycling opportunities with its trash collection service for borough residents only through Waste Management.
Got an old TV or used Electronics?
Here are Two Local Resources for Proper Disposal
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.
Cumberland County's E-cycling facility located at 1001 Claremont Road in Carlisle, PA. They will accept used/old electronics at a fee of $0.50 per pound (Credit card convenience fees apply). Please Click Here to view all the details on their website. The facility will be open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12p.m. - 4p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 8a.m. - 12p.m.
For additional information please contact:
The District's Watershed Specialist & Recycling Coordinator
If you are asking yourself "Why should I recycle?"
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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!
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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.