Concord Township residents and businesses are required to 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. In addition, our regular existing recycling bins for glass, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper are available. 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.
** 2016 Recycling Days will take place on April 16, 2016 & in October 15, 2016 **
Recycling Igloos & Bins – Year-round
Located at the township public works garage (675 Smithbridge Road), the Recycling Drop-Off Center has igloos available year-round for residents to drop-off clear glass, colored glass, aluminum and some plastics (marked #1 PET or #2 HDPE only). There are also bins available for drop-off of cardboard and paper.
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…
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 MWorland@concordtownship.org 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:
- Brochures & inserts
- Cardboard beverage carriers
- Corrugated cardboard (flattened)
- File folders
- Glass bottles & jars
- Greeting cards
- Junk mail
- Metal cans
- Metal jar lids & steel bottle caps (loose)
- 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: