Lower Oxford Township
Recycling Coordinator, Deborah J. Kinney
610-932-8150 Option #1 -
loweroxfordtwp@zoominternet.net
   
     
NOTICE - March 19, 2020 - County's Household Hazardous Waste Event Cancelled - The first Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Event, scheduled for April 4th in Phoenixville, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions and Governor Wolf's Declaration of Emergency Disaster.  The public is encouraged to keep their unwanted household hazardous waste (such as oil, paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, anti-freeze, rechargeable batteries and other substances) until another event is announced.  Check the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website at chestercountyswa.org for more information.
   


   
Please be advised that County's June 19th Household Hazardous Waste Event has been cancelled. For more information, please follow this link.

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!!!

   


Plastic Bags or Film Plastic