Items You Can Recycle
- Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, & containers, regardless of the number on the bottom. Separate the lid and container before placing in the bin
- Examples: Milk jugs, water bottles, detergent jugs, shampoo bottles
- Paper cartons
- Printer/Copier Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Examples: Milk/Juice cartons, newspapers, food boxes, magazines, telephone books
- Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, blue, & green)
- Examples: Drink bottles, glass jars
Steel & Tin Cans
- Aluminum & steel cans (beverage, food, and aerosol)
- Examples: Drink and food cans, pet food cans, aerosol cans
Items Not for Our Recycling Bin
- Food/Grease saturated products, such as pizza boxes that are grease stained
- Batteries (see FAQ)
- Food Waste
- Plastic Bags – Plastic bags can be recycled at a grocery stores, usually at the front entrance
- Flexible plastic (plastic wrap, garden hoses)
- Shredded Paper
- Laminated Paper
- Paper Towels
- Light Bulbs
- Window/Automotive Glass
- Metal Hangers
- Cooking Pots/Pans or Scrap Metal
- Plastic Toys
Recycling in Lancaster County
We offer recycling where the township has enacted a curbside recycling ordinance in accordance with Act 101, Pennsylvania’s “Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act.”
We offer curbside recycling for
- Providence Township
- Pequea Township
- Strasburg Township
- Strasburg Borough
- Quarryville Borough
- East Lampeter Township (we currently service a small section of East Lampeter)
Recycling Covered Devices: It’s the Law
In 2013, Pennsylvania passed the Covered Devices Recycling Act. The law prohibits residents from putting any covered device in the trash.
A covered device includes desktop computers, laptops, and computer accessories; televisions; and hand-held tablets (Kindle, iPad, etc.).
As a trash hauler, it is illegal for Econ to take any covered device a customer has put out. Only companies with a specific electronic recycling license can accept any covered device.
You can drop off your old covered devices at:
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA
Open M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon.
Free to all Lancaster County citizens, 10 items max.
Before you purchase a new device, ask the store if they have a recycling program for the old device. Most big box stores have a recycling program in place.