Recycling / Environment

Pick-up Information 

  • Recycling Pick-up:  Wednesday 
  • Recyclables should be placed at the curb the night before pick-up. 
  • NO NEED TO REMOVE:  paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, metal fasteners, cellophane, address windows, rubber bands, spiral bindings, plastic tabs.      

  • PLEASE:  Flatten All Cardboard Boxes. Empty And Rinse All Containers.
  • PLEASE  Do Not Include:
    • PLASTICS    plastic film, plastic bags, paint, pesticides, oil & cleansers, VHSNCR tapes, phones, computers, etc., needles or syringes, Styrofoam, to-go containers, organic material, and food waste.                  
    • GLASS    window panes, mirrors, ceramics & Pyrex dishware, paint, pesticides, oil & cleansers, organic material and food waste.              
    • CANS AND METAL ITEMS    scrap metal, needles or syringes, paint, pesticides, oil & cleansers, electronic waste (batteries, cell, etc), phones, computers, etc.    
    • PAPER    stickers or address labels sheet waste, waxed paper or waxed cardboard paper to-go containers.    

Information from our Recycling Plant (what can and cannot be included in your recycling bin)

  • Residential Guide to Single Bin Recycling
  • Aluminum Recycling Facts
  • Cardboard Recycling Facts
  • Glass Recycling Facts
  • Paper Recycling Facts
  • Plastic Recycling Facts
  • What NOT to Recycle
  • Resource Efficiency in the United States



Polystyrene Packaging Peanuts

(Reused at locations such as Mail Boxes, Etc., Mr. Postman and Postman Plus)

Location  Instructions  Location  Instructions

Mail Boxes, Etc. 64 E. Uwchlan Ave. Exton PA


Peanuts must be in plastic bags. Do not include any other Styrofoam products Mail Boxes, Etc. 1554 Paoli Pike West Chester PA 610-692-6076 Peanuts must be in plastic bags. Do not include any other Styrofoam products


Recycling Containers  

Township recycling is picked up by Opdenaker, who will provide residents with a Recycle Can for a one-time fee.  To obtain your Recycle Can, please contact  Opdenaker.

For questions regarding the Township's recycling program, call 610-399-8383 (Ext. 107) or email Geoff [at]

If you do not wish to utilize the Township's Recycling Program, you may contact a private contractor to pick up your recycling. 



Water Conservation

Water Conservation Tips from Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association.   More Information...


Township Ordinance - Residents and Commercial, Municipal, and Institutional Establishments