Township Recycling

Concord Township residents and businesses are required to recycle.

Why recycle?
Recycling reduces waste, saves landfill space, conserves natural resources, saves energy, provides materials for new products and IT’S THE LAW!


What to Recycle?
Concord Township residents are required to recycle newspaper, aluminum, clear glass and leaves.

(Businesses should visit the Commercial & Institutional Establishments recycling page for more business recycling information.)

Residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle beyond the required minimum.
Consider also recycling colored glass, plastics, steel & bimetallic cans, high-grade office paper and corrugated paper.


How & When to Recycle in Concord Township?

  • Collection by your private hauler – Twice monthly
    In compliance with Act 101, Pennsylvania’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, private haulers registered in Concord Township are required to provide the curbside collection of recyclables at least twice a month.  Contact your private hauler for specific details concerning twice monthly collection.
  • Township Recycling Days – Semi-annually
    Concord Township Recycling Days are held in the spring and fall.  For these days only, a paper shredder truck, electronics recycling truck, and Goodwill Industries are on hand.  Residents are invited to bring their old documents to be shredded along with household items, clothing, cell phones, old eye glasses, printer ink cartridges, computers, and small appliances.  Bring the kids out to meet the Paper Retriever “Pepper”.

Note:  The township is not permitted to collect hazardous waste.  Township Recycling Days are purposely scheduled prior to the county’s hazardous waste collection days.

** 2017 Recycling Days will take place on April 15, 2017 & October 14, 2017 **

Click Here – for April 15 Recycling Day flyer.

  • Recycling Cardboard & Paper Bins – Year-round
    Located at the township public works garage (675 Smithbridge Road), there are bins available for drop-off of cardboard and paper.
  • Recycling Igloos – Year-round
    Located at the Garnet Mine Road entrance of Clayton Park, there are igloos available year-round for residents to drop-off clear glass, colored glass, aluminum and some plastics (marked #1 PET or #2 HDPE only).
Please Note:  The Township provides the paper bins as a service to residents through a third-party contractor who empties the bins twice a month.  The igloo containers are serviced by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority as their schedule permits.


    • Respect all bin & igloo signage.
    • If bins or igloos are full, do not leave your recycling outside the bins.
    • Take all trash with you.
    • Do not deposit recycling inside of plastic bags.
           (Plastic bags are not collected at these locations.)
    • Help us keep Concord Township beautiful.
  • Township Lawn Debris/Leaf Pick-up Days – Semi-annually
    For lawn debris in the spring and leaves in the fall, Township Public Works personnel will pick up lawn/leaf debris bags of registered residents for deposit at Delaware County’s compost farm.  Grass clippings WILL NOT be accepted.
    Visit the Yard Waste page for more information.

Delaware County residents can also deposit their own yard debris at the Delaware County Compost Farm and take advantage of the compost final product, free of charge.
Visit the county’s Composting webpage for more information.

  • DelCo Household Hazardous Waste Collection – 4 events a year

 Click here for information on Delaware County’s Hazardous Waste Collection


More About Recycling…

Recycling Bins

If your privately-contracted hauler does not provide recycling bins, Concord Township (through a Department of Environmental Protection grant) is able to provide recycling bins to township residents at no charge.

The bins can be picked up at the municipal building Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Call 610-459-8911, ext. 100, or email to make arrangements for pick-up.


Zero-Sort / Single Stream Recycling

Most privately contracted haulers provided a zero-sort, single stream recycling program.
(Check with your hauler to understand their recycling pick-up guidelines.)

The Zero-Sort / Single Stream method of recycling allows residents to put all their recyclables in one collection container.  No sorting.

The zero-sort recycling program accepts the following items for recycling:

  • Aluminum
  • Brochures & inserts
  • Cardboard beverage carriers
  • Cartons
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • File folders
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Greeting cards
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Metal cans
  • Metal jar lids & steel bottle caps (loose)
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Paper bags (flattened)
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Paperback books
  • Paperboard boxes (cereal, pasta & tissue)
  • Phone books
  • Plastic food & beverage containers #1 thru #7 (caps removed)
  • Regular mail


When preparing your recyclables, Please…

  • Flatten all cardboard boxes
  • Empty and rinse all containers
  • Remove caps from plastic containers
  • Do not tie & bundle
  • NO plastic bags, Styrofoam or paper to-go containers, scrap metal, plastic lids or caps, plastic 6-pack holders, needles or syringes, plastic microwave trays, window panes, mirrors, ceramics or Pyrex dishware, paint, pesticides, oil or cleansers, stickers or address label sheet waste, waxed paper or waxed cardboard, organic material or food waste or electronic waste


 Visit these webpages for more recycling information:

Township Recycling Commercial & Institutional in Concord
Delaware County Recycling Yard Waste / Grass Clippings
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Resources
Electronic Waste Recycling & Trash Haulers
Pennsylvania Recycling