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HOW LONG WILL OUR TRASH BE AROUND?
 

 Cigarette Butts

 1-5 years

 Aluminum Cans & tabs

 500 years

 Glass Bottles

 1,000 years

 Plastic Bags

 10-20 years

 Plastic Coated Paper

 5 years

 Plastic Film Containers

 20-30 years

 Nylon Fabric

 30-40 years

 Leather

 up to 50 years

 Wool Sock

 1-5 years

 Orange & Banana Peels

 up to 2 years

 Tin Cans

 50 years

 Plastic Six-Pack Holders

 100 years

 Plastic Bottles & Styrofoam

 Indefinitely


 

 


 

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