Recycling Brochures/Reports/Maps

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Recycling Items

The following items should be placed together in your recycle cart and then placed at least four feet away from your refuse cart:

  • Paper/Cardboard*
  • #1 thru #7 Plastics**
  • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Aluminum cans, tin cans, and bi-metal Cans

*Paper/Cardboard

Newspaper, office paper, magazines, catalogues, junk mail, phone books, chipboard/cereal boxes and cardboard (NO hard-back books) can be recycled in the blue recycling cart (objects may NOT protrude out of the cart). For large amounts of Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC) special Wednesday pickups can be ordered for flattened and bundled cardboard. See options for OCC below.

There are three ways to dispose of Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC):

  1. Use Special Wednesday Pickup at no charge. Schedule pickup using Township's "Call In" system used for Wednesday Bulk Trash Pick-up by calling the Township receptionist at 215-643-1600 x"0" or schedule this FREE service through the online store. Flatten, tie into bundles, and place cardboard at curb Tuesday night. As with the other Wednesday on call programs, OCC will not be picked up during weeks with Holidays.
  2. Recycle in blue cart. Pizza boxes are not accepted (or any other food contaminated cardboard). Cardboard must not protrude from cart.

Strategies to reduce unwanted catalogs. Consumers can sign up for the free Catalog Choice Service. Users find the catalogs they receive on a list, then enter their customer identification numbers from the mailing labels to decline the catalogs. Catalog Choice then contacts the catalog providers and request that the names be removed from their mailing lists. This service is sponsored by the Ecology Center of California and is endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense council and funded by the Overbrook Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, and the Kendeda Fund. Another way to reduce unwanted catalogs is to register with the Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service for a $1 fee.

**What are #1 thru #7 Plastic?

Look on the bottom of the plastics to find a recycling symbol with a #1 thru #7 in its center. If there is any number other than #1 thru #7 OR no markings at all, discard the item with regular household trash.

#1 - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE). PET is a clear, tough plastic used in soda bottles.

#2 - High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE is a plastic used to make bottles for milk jugs, detergent containers and shampoo bottles.

#3 - Vinyl or Polyvinyl Chloride (V). V is a rigid plastic used cleaning product containers.

#4 - Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE is a plastic used to make plastic tubs and lids such as butter and margarine tubs. (Exclude #4 packing materials such as shrink wrap - it damages the sorting equipment)

#5 - Polyproplene (PP). PP is a plastic used for yogurt and butter containers.

#6 - Polysterene (PS). PS is a plastic used for food storage and serving products. (Exclude #6 styrofoam packing peanuts-no styrofoam accepted)

#7 - Other. Other mixed plastics.

Please remember: we only accept #1 thru #7 plastics and not all plastics are acceptable. Not accepted are plastic bags, plastic caps, plastic six-pack holders, syringes, and styrofoam.
Why do we not accept #4 and #6 packing materials? The #6 are styrofoam packing peanuts that cannot be recycled. No styrofoam! The #4 material is shrink wrap that can only be recycled in extremely large quantities and if the material is isolated. It cannot go in with someone's curbside single stream because the material cannot be pulled out in the sorting system and it ends up getting wrapped around the belts and screens, damaging and stopping the equipment.

Please Remember These Special Instructions

  • Place recycling curbside the night before your regular scheduled collection day.
  • As a courtesy to the crews who service the bin, please rinse out all cans, bottles and jars.
  • Items covered with maggots or yellow jackets will be left behind.
  • Corrugated cardboard can be added to the recycle cart, but must not protrude out of the cart.
  • Make sure the recycle cart is at least 4' away from the wheeled refuse cart.

We Do Not Accept the Following Items

Ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors, plate or window glass, drinking glasses, Pyrex, lead crystal, coat hangers, curtain rods, ovenware, flower pots, large plastic tub containers, plastic toys, Tupperware, pizza boxes (or any other food contaminated paper/cardboard), frozen food boxes, photographs, wax paper, tin foil, carbon paper, plastic bags, plastic caps, plastic six-pack holders, syringes, styrofoam, disposable foil tins, aluminum or other scrap metal, aerosol cans or any container that was used for hazardous materials. Note: Fluorescent Light Bulbs can be dropped off at Lowes and Home Depot for free.

For a handy reference on acceptable recyclables, print The Recycling Bin's Dirty Dozen.

Guide-The Recycling Bin's Dirty Dozen (604.2 KiB)

Recycling Links

Remember to: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 x3233.
Information is subject to change due to various conditions.

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Phone And Email Directory

Alessandrini, Ralph

Public Works Inspector (215) 643-1600 x3236/ralessandrini@upperdublin.net

Brown, Bernard

Acting Highway Superintendent (215) 643-1600 x3806/bbrown@upperdublin.net

Fennell, Mary Anne

Administrative Assistant (215) 643-1600 x3233/mfennell@upperdublin.net

Fountain, Thomas

Township Engineer (215) 643-1600 x3372/tfountain@upperdublin.net

Fowler, Andy

Draftsperson, Surveyor, Project Manager (215) 643-1600 x3335/afowler@upperdublin.net

Frey, Craig D.

Sanitation Superintendent (215) 643-1600 x3807/sanitation@upperdublin.net

Gaul, Jerry

Foreman (215) 643-1600 x3808/jgaul@upperdublin.net

Smith, Jerry

Public Works Administrator (215) 643-1600 x3234/jsmith@upperdublin.net

Supplee, Daniel

Public Works Director (215) 643-1600 x3801/dsupplee@upperdublin.net

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