Lower Frankford Township

Blue Recycle Bin at Lower Frankford Township building

Beginning January 12, 2013, Lower Frankford Township will conduct a drop-off recycling opportunity on the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. - Noon at the municipal building located at 1205 Easy Road, Carlisle. It will be operated by a group of volunteers. Recyclables will be collected "Single Stream". Single Stream recycling allows recyclers to deposit recyclable paper, plastic, glass, steel, and aluminum materials into a single container for collection. After collection, transport, and unloading, the mixed recyclable stream is processed into sorted recyclable materials using state-of-the-art equipment. This currently is done at a Materials Recovery Facility operated by Greenstar Recycling.

The program is intended to primarily offer and increase recycling opportunities in northwestern Cumberland County. The drop-off, however, is open to all recyclers.



Lower Frankford Township Building, 1205 Easy Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 (Lower Frankford Township Building on Google Maps).


Second (2nd) Saturday of the Month from 8 AM - 12 p.m.

What can I put in the blue containers?

  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Office paper (any color)
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes (cardboard with the wavy center when torn)
  • Cereal, soda, tissue boxes and other paperboard packaging that tears brown or grey
  • Paper towel and toilet paper cores
  • Paper bags and phone books
  • Aluminum beverage cans (beer and soda)
  • Metal food and beverage cans (tin/steel), metal food lids
  • Clear, brown, and green glass bottles and jars (food and drink only)
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and jars (such as soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressings, etc.)

What shouldn't I put in the blue containers?

  • Anything not listed above
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Ceramics, dishes, coffee mugs, or drinking glasses
  • Glass cookware (Pyrex, Vision Ware, etc.)
  • Window glass, mirrors, or light bulbs
  • Plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, or packaging peanuts
  • Take out containers, plastic cups, or plastic table ware
  • Food soiled materials
  • Tissues, paper towels (cores ok)
  • Egg cartons
  • Books
  • Paper cartons for milk or juice
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Carbon paper
  • Wax coated boxes or paper
  • Coat hangers
  • Household appliances

How should I prepare my recyclables?

  • All of your recyclables can be mixed together. No sorting is required.
  • To ensure obtaining the maximum capacity of each container, cardboard should be flattened and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and steel cans should be crushed, if possible.
  • DO NOT tie or bind any recyclables(s).
  • Plastic bags whatsoever. Plastic bags are detrimental to the sorting equipment. If you collect your recyclables in plastic bags, you must remove the recyclables from the plastic bags before depositing in the containers. Collection of recyclables in a rigid, reusable container is recommended.
  • Recyclable containers (plastic, glass, steel, aluminum) should be empty and rinsed clean. Remove all plastic caps and discard. Metal lids should be removed but kept with the recyclables. Recyclable paper should be dry and clean.

If you have any questions about this program, call Lower Frankford Township at 717-243-0855 or Cumberland County Recycling and Waste at 717-240-6489.