Caernarvon Township
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2139 Main Street, Narvon, PA  17555     717-445-4244


RECYCLING INFORMATION


LCSWMA, 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA  17604
www.lcswma.org

Household Hazardous Waste Operating Hours
Monday through Friday:  7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


America Recycles Day is November 15th - How will you celebrate?

Recycling is an easy thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs.  That’s why Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County invites you to join in celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15th.

Each year, thousands of communities across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America.

Support recycling in our community and take the America Recycles HYPERLINK "http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ARD_Pledge"DayHYPERLINK "http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ARD_Pledge"SMHYPERLINK "http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ARD_Pledge" pledge.  

Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

1)      Topic: America Recycles Day (November 15)

  • Today is America Recycles Day (ARD), a nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. In celebration of ARD, we encourage you to take the pledge to give your garbage another life by recycling what you can.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/1UJb65
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability

 

2)      Topic: Preparing Materials for the Recycling Bin

  • It’s important to properly prepare materials for the recycling bin. Check out these helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind when sorting items for recycling.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/Qd1Wco
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #tip

3)      Topic: Bathroom Recycling

  • Recycling isn’t limited to the kitchen. In fact, nearly half of Americans aren’t recycling personal care items such as shampoo bottles, toilet paper rolls and other materials commonly found in the bathroom. Visit www.iwanttoberecycled.org for a list of bathroom products that can be recycled.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/UFd4ay
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #bathroom

4)      Topic: Close the Loop

  • You can help close the recycling loop by buying products made from recycled materials. There are thousands of products that contain recycled materials. When you go shopping, look for products that can be easily recycled or products that contain recycled materials.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/LB2Kyi
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #sustainableproducts

 

5)      Topic: Recycling FAQs

  • Recycling can sometimes be a little confusing, as each municipality in Lancaster County has a slightly different program. To help curb confusion, we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked recycling questions and provided answers to help you live green.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/ojpJUM
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #faq

Topic: How to Prevent Recycling Contamination

  • Recycling contamination is an issue that impacts how recyclables can be processed. When in doubt, don’t just throw it in the bin, contact your hauler or municipality with questions.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/q2uZ13
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability

Topic: Recycling Myths – Disposing of E-Waste in Regular Trash

  • Did you know that it’s illegal to dispose of covered devices (TVs, desktop computers, etc.) as trash? In January 2013, PA passed the Covered Devices Recycling Act, requiring these items be recycled.  Take your covered devices to LCSWMA’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility for FREE disposal.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/hkKFMW
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #covereddevice

Topic: Recycle Tips: Plastic Bag Recycling Programs at Grocery Stores

  • Not sure what to do with all those plastic grocery bags and plastic wraps? Visit abagslife.com to find a recycling location near you and help keep bags out of the waste stream.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/dy5o76
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #plastic

Topic: Use Earth911 for Recycling Questions

  • Do you have questions about where to recycle unique items? Check out Earth911.com’s online Recycling Guide for a comprehensive list of how and where to recycle items other than newsprint, glass, plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/q7hpr3
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability

Topic:  Recycling Myths – Removing Staples, Labels, Etc. From Direct Mail Before Recycling

  • Did you know that it is not necessary to remove staples or labels from direct mail before placing it in the recycling bin? Those materials are actually removed during the recycling process.
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #didyouknow

Topic: New Recycling Bin

  • Are you in need of a new recycling bin? If so, contact your municipal office or garbage hauler to request a replacement.
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability

Topic: Top 10 in the Bin

  • Do you often wonder what materials can be placed in your recycle bin? If so, print out this handy guide for a quick overview of what belong in your bin.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/E1etUd
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #whatgoesinthebin

Topic: What Can Plastics Become?

  • One of the things all of us can do to protect and improve our environment is to recycle. A plastic bottle may contain juice or water or soda, but what can it become after you use it? Take a look at some of the everyday plastics that you use and what they can become.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/MiHK91
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #plastic #reuse #upcycle

Topic: How to Recycle Batteries

  • Batteries do not belong in your trash. Instead, visit your municipal office or call LCSWMA at 717-397-9968 to request a FREE battery bag. Once full, these bright orange bags can be placed next to your recycle bin for collection by your garbage hauler or you can bring them to LCSWMA’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility for disposal. Visit lcswma.org for location and hours.
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #batteries #hazardouswaste

Topic: The Recycling Journey

  • By putting your recyclables in the recycling bin, you give them new life. Some materials can travel through the recycling and manufacturing process and be back on the store shelf in as little as 30 days! Check out the key steps six materials go through to become new products.
  • Link: https://goo.gl/ELPxBi
  • Hashtags: #berecycled #recycle #recycling #gogreen #environment #sustainability #trashtotreasure