Lower Oxford Township
Recycling Coordinator, Deborah J. Kinney
610-932-8150 Option #1 -
loweroxfordtwp@zoominternet.net
   
     
NOTICE - The first Household Hazardous Waste event will be held on Saturday, April 10th at the Government Services Center in West Chester.

 

A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED!

The public can register through Chester County Solid Waste Authority webpage.

If you would like information on upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Events please click the following link. https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event



   


Plastic Bags or Film Plastic  


Recycling is Alive in Chester County

Chester County residents "Keep up the good work and keep making our recyclables cleaner."  The issue with recycling today is CONTAMINATION.  When recyclables are clean and separated from trash correctly, there is a market for those items.  BUT ONLY the items asked for.   There are "wishful" recyclers who want to recycle everything.  This, unfortunatey, has polluted the market with trash.

You should only recycle CLEAN mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, boxboard, aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars and plastic containers 1-5+7 perferably with narrow necks.

WE DO NOT WANT THINGS LIKE RUBBER HOSES, PLASTIC KIDDIE POOLS, FOAM TOYS, BASKETS OR ICE CHESTS.

Do not include plastic bags or any film plastic in your recycling bin.  Plastic bags and film plastics can be taken back to the grocery store.  Plastic bags will jam the machinery at the materials recovery facility where your recyclables are separated and baled for sale.

The Chester County recycling rate has been well over 60% for the last 6 years and residents should be proud of their performance.  Keep up the good work but...
WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!!!