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Guide to Recycling

(for the Berks County Recycling Center)

 
 
 
 
 

MATERIALS

WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE

WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

PREPARATION STEPS

GLASS

Clear, green and brown bottles & jars (e.g. soda bottles, beer bottles/food containers)

Windows and plate glass, light bulbs, crystal, ceramics or any type of tempered glass or table tops

Rinse/ wash food/beverage containers. Labels may remain. Do not break glass

ALUMINUM CANS

Aluminum food and beverage cans only

Foil, TV dinner trays, frozen entrée’ pans, aluminum lawn furniture, pie tins

Rinse cans, they may be flattened or left intact. Labels can be left on.

BI-METAL CANS

Any food containers such as vegetables, fruit, soup and juice

Aerosol, oil cans paint cans, pans and scrap metals

Rinse cans, they may be flattened or left intact. Labels can be left on

PLASTICS #1 - #7 BOTTLES AND CONTAINERS (only)

Soft drink bottles, milk, water, juice, laundry, dish detergents, bleaches, and fabric softeners

Toys, chairs, flower pots. Anything that is not a container.

Lids or caps should be removed and placed in regular garbage. Containers should be rinsed and cleaned.

MIXED PAPER

Newspapers, magazines, phone books, office paper, envelopes and box board.

Dirty and contaminated paper products.

Stack in brown paper bags, or tie with string or twine.

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD

Clean, dry, corrugated cardboard, shipping boxes.

Oily or wet cardboard boxes

Flatten boxes and cut boxes in 2’ sections. Bundle securely with twine

 

REMEMBER:  IF IT IS NOT PROPERLY PREPAPRED, IT IS STILL TRASH

 

 

 

Mailing Address                                                                                    Location

Berks County Recycling Office                                                            Berks County Recycling Center

633 Court St. – 14th Floor SC                                                                 1316 Hill Top Rd.

Reading, Pa. 19601                                                                                  Leesport, Pa. 19533

 

Telephone:  610-478-6362                                                                      Fax:  610-478-3470

E-mail:  swa@countyofberks.com

 

 

 

 

MAILING ADDRESS
Berks County Recycling Office
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
LOCATION
Berks County Recycling Office
1316 Hill Top Road
Leesport, PA 19533
Telephone: 610.478.6362
Fax:              610.478.3470
Office Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM