RECYCLING

Ordinance No. 207 requires mandatory recycling in Perkiomen Township. To see the complete Recycling Ordinance click the link located on the Right side of the Page.

Residential Recycling

All residents in Perkiomen Township shall separate recyclable materials from all municipal waste generated at their properties. The recyclable materials shall be placed in separate reusable recyclable containers provided by the Municipal Waste Collector. All residents in Perkiomen Township shall contract with a Municipal Waste Collector to collect recyclable materials/solid waste. Such recyclable material may include, but shall not be limited to: aluminum cans, clear and colored glass containers, tin, steel and bimetal cans, clear and colored No. 1 and 2 plastic containers, high-grade office paper, mixed paper, and newspaper, magazines, and corrugated paper.
All residents shall be responsible for separating household hazardous waste from the recyclable materials and other municipal waste. It is the responsibility of the resident to dispose of household hazardous waste in accordance with the PADEP Regulations. All residents may do this by using the Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Program. This Program establishes Household Waste Collection Events during the year. Identification of these Collection Events can be found on the Montgomery County Web Site (www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org) or the Perkiomen Township Web Site. Such hazardous waste shall not be commingled or otherwise included with any municipal waste, or recyclable materials.

Computers and Electronics

The information below is provided to Perkiomen Township through Montgomery County Recycling Manager and is being provided as a public service:
  • Best Buy electronics stores run a year round electronics recycling program accepting computers, TVs and various electronics. Items will be taken for recycling at no charge and with no purchase required. They will not accept Tube TVs larger than 32”. Check their website under recycling for details.
  • Staples also runs a free year round recycling program for computers and accessories. They do not accept any TVs. Check their website under recycling for details.
  • If you need to have your TV picked up, you can pay a company like 1-800-Got-Junk or Best Buy to come to your home for a fee.

Commercial/Institutional/Industrial Recycling

All Persons occupying commercial, institutional and Municipal establishments within Perkiomen Township Shall separate the following: high-grade office paper, newspaper, magazines, and corrugated paper, aluminum cans, leaf waste, and such other materials that may be changed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Perkiomen Township. Written documentation and certification of the amounts recycled shall be submitted to Perkiomen Township. Such persons may comply with the reporting requirements by requiring their Municipal Waste collector to provide said documentation and certification directly to the Township.

Leaf and Yard Waste

All Residents are required to separate leaf waste from all municipal waste and recyclable materials. All residents shall place the leaf waste in biodegradable paper bags. The Municipal Waste Collector shall not pick-up any leaf waste in plastic bags or other non-biodegradable containers. In addition to the collection of leaf waste by the Municipal Waste Collectors, Perkiomen Township residents may drop-off leaf waste monthly at a location designated by Perkiomen Township. The dropped off leaf waste shall be in biodegradable bags. The designated location will be identified on the Perkiomen Township website or residents may call the Township to get the location. Nothing in the Ordinance shall require a resident or person to rake, collect, or gather their leaves, nor prevent a resident or person from using their leaves as part of a residential backyard composting area.

Presently, the designated drop-off site for Perkiomen Township is www.barnsidefarm.com.

Private Haulers

The collection of Municipal Waste and Recyclable Materials is private in Perkiomen Township. All Municipal Waste Collectors operating in the Township of Perkiomen shall collect leaf waste twice per year. The first pickup shall be in the spring (March through June) and the second pickup shall be in the fall (September through December). The specific dates of collections shall be determined by the Municipal Waste Collectors and shall be communicated to their respective customers. All Municipal Waste Collectors shall be required to provide Perkiomen Township with a complete schedule of these pickups.

Burning

No resident or person shall burn any recyclable material, leaf waste or municipal waste.

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS – Such material may include, but shall not be limited to: aluminum cans, clear and colored glass containers, tin, steel and bimetal cans, clear and colored No. 1 and 2 plastic containers, high-grade office paper, mixed paper, and newspaper, magazines, and corrugated paper.

MUNICIPAL WASTE – Any garbage, refuse, industrial lunchroom or office waste and other material, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, resulting from operation of residential , municipal, commercial or institutional establishments and from community activities and any sludge not meeting the definition of residual or hazardous waste in the Solid Waste Management Act from a municipal, commercial or institutional water supply treatment plant, waste water treatment plant or air pollution control facility.

LEAF WASTE – Leaves, garden residue, shrubbery and tree trimmings and similar materials, but not including grass clippings.