Please note the Borough's Curbside Recycling is the second Thursday of each month
Collection includes: Aluminum Cans Glass-Clear, Green, and Brown Plastics- #1 and #2
Recyclables must be washed and separated, placed in plastic bags and tied shut.
Recycling should be placed curbside prior to 7:00 AM the day of recycling.
**REMEMBER - NO GARBAGE SHOULD BE PLACED WITH THE RECYCLING**
2019 RECYCLING DATES
Jan 10th Feb 14th March 14th April 11th May 9th June 13th July 11th August 8th Sept 12th Oct 10th Nov 14th Dec 12th
Snyder County Hard To Recycle Item Suggestions
HARD TO RECYCLE ITEMS
Since January 24th, 2013 Pennsylvania law has impacted how you can manage certain electronic devices. Under Act 108 electronic devices, televisions, computer monitors, computer peripherals (anything that is connected to a computer) can no longer be disposed of in a Pennsylvania landfill or other solid waste disposal facility. The new law requires residents to manage these devices by recycling them.
Best Buy is accepting many of these types of items at no cost to the resident. They don't take TVs or monitors. Call 570-372-2639 if you have any questions. Limit 3 items per visit.
Salvation Army in Sunbury (570-286-2552) accepts most electronics in working order but not TVs.
If you have gently used computers, monitors, keyboards and cables consider donating them to an organization like MeGive 570-524-6894 in Lewisburg. MeGive's goal is to redeploy and recycle computers and other tech gear to families, businesses and non-profits in Central Pennsylvania who are in need.
HandUp Foundation in Milton (570-742-3000) takes most electronics. They charge .50/lb. for anything with a cathode ray tube (CRT) in it, $15 for flat-screen TVs up to 25", $30 for flat-screen TVs over 25", and $3-$5 for various other items.
Spiral Bulbs are recyclable at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Selinsgrove.
For a fee Dauphin Electric in Lewisburg will recycle florescent tubes.
Check with the retailer where you purchased the bulb to see if they have a recycling program.
Mailing options are available for larger quantities of bulbs.
PADEP will collect mercury for recycling from private individuals, local school districts and non-profit organizations. If you fall under one of these categories call PADEP at 570-327-3636 to arrange for a pickup of your mercury containing device. If you have a thermostat you should contact Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) http://www.thermostat-recycle.org to arrange for recycling of your thermostat.
Latex paint can be made solid and put in the regular trash. Either leave the lid off (well ventilated area) the can until it is dried or add a clay based kitty litter or other paint additive. When the latex paint is solid remove the lid and put in your regular trash. For directions on disposing of oil based paints call the Snyder County Recycling Coordinator at 570-374-6889 Ext. 115.
Plastic bags are recyclable at many retail stores like Weis, Giant, Wal-Mart and Target.
Weis Markets will also accept additional plastic bags, films and plastic wraps (i.e. the plastic from paper towel rolls, cases of water and produce bags). Check with the store where you recycle your bags to see if they accept the additional types of plastic bags and wrappers. All plastic must be clean, dry and free from all contaminates. If in doubt put your bags or plastic wrap in the trash.
Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Lowes, Target, Coles, and Best Buy.
HandUp Foundation in Milton(570-742-3000) now takes polystyrene.
#6 Polystyrene is accepted at the Dauphin County Recycling Center at 1620 S 19th Street, Harrisburg 17104 (717-982-6772)
Shipping peanuts - Take to a shipping store (ie Ship Zone) or check with your local post office to find someone who eBay's.
Check with your local garage or drop at Mahantango Enterprises 717-444-3788. Mahantango accepts tires from residents for a fee.
USED MOTOR OIL:
Used motor oil is accepted by many area garages. The oil is either collected for recycling by a water oil recycler or used in a waste oil burner. Please do not mix your motor oil with anything else. Use a bottle or jug (juice container or laundry detergent jug) that can be sealed to prevent a spill during transport.
Monroe Township residents can use Hawks Landscaping
Penn Township has a yard waste/composting site at the end of Gaugler Lane. Penn Township's site is open to all residents as long as the site is not used as a dumping ground for unacceptabel items. The site is open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week.
Shaffer Landscaping in Middleburg also accepts yard waste from area residents.
Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and freezers can be taken to HandUp Foundation (570-742-3000) in Milton for a small fee.
CONFIDENTIAL PAPER SHREDDING:
Selinsgrove Center can shred your confidential office paper. Their recycling center is open most weekdays and located on State School Road. If you would like to witness the destruction of your papers please call 570-372-5656 to make sure they are shredding paper that day. They also accept corrugated cardboard, office paper, newspaper and aluminum cans.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Strings of Christmas lights are recyclable at some scrap yards.
www.lowes.com and look for the "Recycling Center Locator" link. Also www.snydercounty.org.
Solution for Prescription and Over the Counter Medications
Unwanted prescription medicine and over the counter medicine can be disposed of at the following locations:
Middleburg Police Department 570-837-0321 Monday-Friday 8-4
Selinsgrove Police Department 570-374-8655 Monday-Friday 8-4
Shamokin Dam Police Department 570-743-2671 Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 9:00-2:30 other times call for appointment.