Recycling

East Hempfield Township has a mandatory, commingled recycling program.

Residents are required to recycle the following items as part of the recycling program.

Aluminum, Steel, and Bimetal cans

This includes all metal food, beverage, and aerosol cans.

Glass-Clear, Amber, and Green Glass
All glass food, beverage bottles, and jars are recyclable.

Plastics Number 1 through 7
Look on the bottom of the plastic bottle for the triangle with the number in it.  

Newspapers, Magazines, and Junk Mail
Tie in a bundle or place in a paper bag.

Guidelines:
  • Recyclable materials will be picked up each week on the same day trash is collected.  Recycling and trash are both picked up with trash trucks.  Typically the trash truck arrives first followed by the recycling truck later in the day.
  • In order to expedite collections residents are encouraged to only put out full recycling bins. Picking up only full recycle bins will require the trucks to make fewer stops and collection will be faster.
  • We encourage the use of "recycle" bins.
  • Recyclable materials in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • This is a commingled program therefore cans, glass, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard do not have to be separated by color or type.
Recycling Guidelines from Lebanon Farms Disposal PDF

A Recycling Dumpster has been placed behind the Township Building for your added convenience.  This may be used by any resident who has an abundance of cardboard.

The Lancaster County Solid Waste webpage contains additional information regarding County recycling.

'Wheels For Wishes' Vehicle Donation

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish┬« Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. To donate, you can give us a call at 1-855-344-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Visit us online at http://philadelphia.wheelsforwishes.org

Electronics Recycling Law

The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses must recycle electronics such as computers, computer monitors, laptops, television, tablets, and computer peripherals (printers, keyboards, mouse devices, etc.) as of January 23, 2013. Consumers and businesses will no longer be able to throw away their covered electronic devices with their curbside trash.  Township residents can drop off their electronics at the Harrisburg Pike Transfer Station (www.lcswma.org, 717-397-9968) at no cost.