Upper Tulpehocken Township Recycling
There is currently one recycling bin at the township permanently.
The recycling program utilized by the Township is a Berks County run service. The entire program is run by Berks County.
Please remember: Place items in designated bins. It is never appropriate to leave recyclables or any type of trash outside the drop-off containers. This ongoing practice creates added Township expenses every month. If the bin is full, please take your recyclables back home with you and contact the Berks County Solid Waste Authority at 610-478-6362 or on the web at www.berks.pa.us/swa.
Acceptable materials for recycling at Upper Tulpehocken Township include:
Glass- clear, green, and, brown bottles and jars
Plastics- #1 - #7, bottles and containers only
Aluminum Cans- food and beverage cans only
Bi-Metal Cans- any food containers
Mixed paper- newspaper, magazines, phone books, junk mail, office paper, lightweight cardboard, catalogs
Aluminum cans are also being accepted in the fenced in area next to the township garage, to benefit the Strausstown Fire Company. Cans can be dropped off anytime during the month. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the fire company.
The township also recycles printer ink cartridges. Empty cartridges can be dropped off in the township office foyer during regular office hours.
Upper Tulpehocken also collects old cell phones to be donated to "Secure the Call Foundation" for use as emergency 911 phones for domestic violence shelters and senior centers. Old / un-needed cell phones (with batteries) may be dropped off in the township office foyer during regular office hours. No chargers or accessories are accepted.
Christmas Trees are accepted at the township garage in January of each year. Trees are chipped, as weather allows, and the "mulch" is available free to township residents for non-commercial use at their residence.
Used oil filters can be dropped in the green barrel next to the township garage. We cannot accept used oil at this time--only the filters and the minimal amount of oil trapped in the filter. Filters can be dropped off anytime during the month. A local recycler provides this service to our municipality.
Please take advantage of the many opportunities to recycle!