| RECYCLING & BRUSH Drop Off|
Test Track Recycling & Brush Drop-Off
April 2018 – October 2018: 1pm - 7pm
November 2018- March 2019: 1pm - 5pm
2018 SATURDAYS 8AM TO NOON
| Single Stream Re-Cycling|
When recycling took off in the United States in the early 1990s, the environmentally conscious were instructed to sort their recyclables into separate bins. Paper went into one bin, plastic in another, glass sorted by color into another bin. By the end of the decade, however, technology that allowed single-stream recycling was developed.
At last, even the laziest among us had no excuse to avoid recycling.
Under the single-stream recycling system, all recyclables go into a single bin. At the recycling plant, recyclables are loaded onto a conveyer belt and pushed off in response to certain stimuli: Magnets lift iron-based metals from the belt; puffs of air blow paper from the line, and so on.
NEW TO RECYCLING
We are excited to announce that a new material has been added to the list of materials acceptable in single stream recycling: CARTONS. Lycoming County Resource Management Services (LCRMS) has added another “green eye” to their single stream recycling system.
Cartons are mainly made from paper in the form of paperboard, as well a thin layer of polyethylene plastic and/or aluminum. Cartons are a type of
packaging for food and beverages products that can be purchased at the store (see photo below). These cartons included both the aseptic rectangular shaped cartons (usually shelf-stable products) as well as the familiar gable top, refrigerated cartons.
Spread the word
We would also like to announce that you can now leave the caps on plastic bottles but please crush the bottle before capping it to save on space.
NO MINI BLINDS
NO GARDEN HOSES
NO COAT HANGERS
DO NOT TIE UP RECYCLABLES IN A GARBAGE BAGS; DRIVERS WILL NOT OPEN BAGS TO CHECK TO SEE IF IT RECYCABLES OR GARBAGE
IF YOU ARE USING GARBAGE CANS OR PLAIN PLASTIC BINS PLEASE MARK THEM "RECYCLING"
AT THIS TIME THE BOROUGH IS OUT OF BLUE RECYCLING BINS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A GRANT TO PURCHASE NEW ONES. IF WE GET THEM WE WILL LET RESIDENTS KNOW.
NO leaf or yard waste burning in the Borough
| RECYCLING QUESTIONS?|
Do You Have A Recycling Question?
Contact Curt Rider, Recycling Coordinator at 570-752-2723 ext. 27
What Items Are Not Recyclable in the Borough of Berwick?
What Do I Do If My Recycling Was Not Picked Up?
If recycling is not picked up by 5pm Wednesday leave a message for Curt at City Hall, 570-752-2723 ext. 27.
| Recycling Works|
A Message from Recycling Coordinator:
Recycling in the Borough of Berwick is the law and like other laws, penalties shall be enforced when the law is violated. We are mandated to recycle through PA Act 101 of 1988. In the Borough of Berwick, it is required that residents recycle at least three items. What you use the most is what you should recycle. Businesses in the Borough are required to recycle at least three types of items as well. Please remember that we greatly encourage you to recycle everything you can because high recycling tonnage totals allows the Borough to receive more grant funding which saves residents money. Without grant funding we have to cut services we provide or increase costs.
Our Recycling Contract with KNORR HAULING includes curbside pick-up and drop-off services.
Residents can take recycling to the Test Track Recycling and Compost Site.
The drop-off site is open 1:00pm-7:00pm every Tuesday, April to October.
From November to March the site will be open every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
You must show valid picture ID at the drop-off site to verify your residency.
Curt Rider, email@example.com
570-752-2723 ext. 27