Recycling in Penn Township Your recyclables are accepted 7 days a week from daylight to dark. Boy Scout Troop #419 of Selinsgrove will continue to assist residents on the second Saturday of each month from 8am 'till 12 noon. Bins will remain open and unlocked unless they are abused. At which time the bins will be locked and other procedures will be put in place. Site will be lit and monitored with cameras. Violators of the site will be prosecuted! The materials accepted at our site are NOT determined by Penn Township. These decisions come from Lycoming County Resource Management Services in Williamsport and the current acceptable materials include:
newspaper *dry and loose...no strings, tape, or plastic bags
magazines and catalogs *dry and loose in the same bin, no need to keep separate
aluminum (bagged separately, accepted by Troop 419)
OfficePaper All office paper must now be placed in the cardboard bin. If you shred anything please leave it in a tied plastic bag.
steel cans *clean...lids and labels okay
clear, green and brown glass *Please separate these glasses by color. Unsure of the color of your bottle or jug...add with the green
Corrugated Carboard, Chipboard, Pasteboard, Junk Mail, Phonebooks, Hardback and Paperback books Break all boxes down to save space!
#1 and #2 plastics *bottles and jugs only, WITH LIDS! The following is a list of NO items for our plastic bin.
NO....cool whip containers and lids NO...deli trays and lids NO...clam shells (you know, you buy cookies and strawberries in them) NO...plastic horseshoes NO....Daily Item newspaper boxes NO... baby wipe containers NO...plastic buckets and their lids NO....plastic dishes NO....fast food coffee cups NO...yogurt cups NO...oil jugs or antifreeze jugs (contaminated)
Continue below to see why some items with the #1 and #2 stamped on them are NOT accepted
***Recycling at Selinsgrove Center on State School Road***
Corrugated cardboard and white office paper are accepted at the Selinsgrove Center on State School Road in the former laundry building. Look for the recycling sign. Hours are Mon thru Fri 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Tel: 570-374-5600 if you have questions. Please sign the clipboard hanging inside the door and note that you are a Penn Township resident.
All materials should be placed inside the larger garage door, especially if it is raining.
Why are deli trays and other plastic containers stamped with the #1NOT acceptable at this recycle site?
>>> A deli tray may be branded with a #1 (just like a water bottle), yet it contains different dyes, softeners, and other chemicals required to shape it into a tray. This mix of additives changes the properties of the plastic and makes it incompatible with the plastic used to make bottles.
>>> To add to the confusion, the plastics industry's use of the chasing arrows with its numbering system leads most to believe that any container with arrows is recyclable.
>>>The industry says it never intended the symbol to indicate that a container was recyclable or had recycled content, but simply used it as a catchy graphic to highlight the identifying number.
Composting in Penn Township
Penn Township compost site is located on Township land at the end of Gaugler Lane across from the Salem Lutheran Church, Salem Road. We accept trees (including Christmas trees), shrub trimmings, branches, leaves, garden waste, and grass clippings. There are signs on site to show you where to place the various materials.
Materials not to be placed at the site are: tree stumps, animal waste, meat or fish bones, fat-grease-oil, dairy products, plastic, metals....AND NO DUMPING OF BURN BARRELS.
Coal, wood or charcoal ash can be placed on the Township cinder pile at the compost site. No ashes at the Township Building.
The site is open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. Compost and coarse mulch is available for free to our residents. Please call the Township office, 570-374-4778 to check on availability.