Single Stream Recycling

Single-stream recycling is a process by which materials are collected in one container. No sorting is required by the resident. Recyclable containers should be rinsed clean, and cardboard should be flattened. Lids should be removed from plastic bottles. Single stream recyclables should be placed loose in your recycling Toter. Excess recyclables that don’t fit in your Toter must be placed in paper bags. Carboard boxes must be broken down to no more than 3’x3’ and bound with twine. 

To guarantee collection, place your Township-provided cart curbside the night before your scheduled collection day.


Acceptable Materials

  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Bi-metal (tin) cans
  • Bottles, cans, and jars
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Envelopes
  • Green, brown, and clear glass
  • Paperboard (cereal-type boxes)
  • Paper, newspapers, phone books, junk mail, and magazines
  • Plastic types 1-5 and 7 
  • (label is found inside the triangle on the bottom of the container)

Unacceptable Materials

  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Five-gallon buckets
  • Flowers, flowerpots
  • Oil and transmission fluid
  • Paper towels
  • Pesticides, cleaners, and chemicals
  • Plastic bags
  • Plate glass
  • Styrofoam, packaging materials other than paper
  • Tissues
  • Window-tempered glass
  • Plastic children's toys
  • Shoes, clothing, hangers
  • Other metal
  • Wood

The Lanchester Landfill no longer accepts books for recycling.  View book recycling options here.

Why Recycle?

If you throw something away, it is no longer useful. It ends up in the landfill, is incinerated, or contaminates the environment in some other way. If you recycle something, it can be recovered and become material for a new product. Additionally, it does not go into the waste stream, which lessens the load on waste disposal costs.

For More Information

For additional information about residential recycling, please view our "Recycle Right!" Guide to Recycling and Trash in UUT.

For information about recycling at work, please view our Recycling At Work flyer.