Each resident is responsible for their own trash removal through a private contractor. Douglass Township does not have municipal pick up.
Recycling 2012 Schedule.pdf
Recycling 2012 Household Hazardous Waste.pdf
Recycling 2012 Recycling Clutter.pdf
Recycling 2012 Appliances.pdf
Berks County Solid Waste Authority is committed to manage solid waste and recyclable materials in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner. Check out their website for more information. www.co.berks.pa.us/swa
DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP IS NOW RECYCLING PAPER
At the Township building you will see three new Paper Retriever bins. These bins are provided to the Townshhip at no cost. Each bin holds 1-2 tons of paper. Each time the bins are emptied, the Township will receive $5 per ton for the paper.
The purpose is to provide Township residents with an easy way to be environmentally responsible by reducing the amount of paper in landfills.
This is a satisfying community project where we can all make a difference.
DID YOU KNOW THAT 1 TON OF PAPER RECYCLING SAVES:
- 17 trees
- 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4102 kwh of electricity
- 7000 gallons of water
- 60 pounds of air pollution
PAPER RETRIEVER BINS TAKE
- Junk Mail
- Construction paper
- Office paper
- Poster Paper
- Shredded paper
- TV guides