Recycling & Waste


 In 1988, Pennsylvania passed the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101), which requires Pennsylvania counties to:
  • Prepare, adopt and implement a Municipal Waste Management Plan for municipal waste generated within the county's boundaries.
  • Insure the availability of adequate permitted processing and disposal capacity for the municipal waste which is generated within the county's boundaries.
  • On or before April 1 of each year, submit a report outlining the weight or volume of materials that were recycled by municipal and county recycling programs in the preceding calendar year.

Residential Recycling & Disposal Guide

Not sure what to do with a certain item?  Check out our Recycling & Disposal Guide: A to Z for recycling and disposal options.

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