Items You Can Recycle
- Plastics 1 & 2
- This applies to bottles, jars and jugs only—anything that has a “neck.” Rinse to remove any residue.
- Printer/Copier Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Junk Mail/Phonebooks
- Cereal/Frozen food boxes
- Clear, green and brown glass bottles/jars should be thoroughly rinsed to remove any residue. Remove the lids and dispose in the trash. No need to remove the labels.
Steel & Tin Cans
- All food and beverage cans made from aluminum, steel or tin should be thoroughly rinsed to remove any residue.
Items Not for Our Recycling Bin
- Aerosol Cans
- Aluminum Foil
- Batteries (see FAQ)
- Food Waste
- Plastic Bags
- Shredded Paper
- Laminated Paper
- Paper Towels
- Light Bulbs
- Window/Automotive Glass
- Metal Hangers
- Cooking Pots/Pans or Scrap Metal
- Tubs (Yogurt/Butter Containers)
- 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.