Residential Recycling Guidelines

Recycling Containers
  • Recyclable materials should be placed in the township provided yellow or blue containers.
  • One recycling container is provided to new residents. Request for recycling containers by new residents must be made within 30 days of settlement.
  • Additional containers are available for purchase at the township for a fee of $20 or requested by mail.
  • Residents may also place their recyclables in a reusable container (labeled with a recycling sticker) and place them next to their recycle can. Recycling sticker can obtained at the township.
  • Please contact the receptionist in person at the following address:
    Township Building
    301 Iven Ave.
    Wayne, PA 19087

    You may also call us at 610-688-5600, for more information about recycling containers or recycling stickers.
Recyclable Items
  • Aluminum Cans - Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol, all-aluminum beverage and food containers, excluding products such as pie pans and aluminum foil
  • Bi-Metallic Cans - Empty; aerosol, non-aerosol steel or tin coated steel food and beverage containers
  • Clean Paper Products - Newspaper, magazines and periodicals, high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, junk mail, telephone books and paperback books
  • Glass - Plain, uncolored, or colored glass bottles, and jars. Expressly excluded from this definition of glass are blue glass, lead crystal, porcelain products, light bulbs, and tempered or plate glass
  • High-Grade Office Paper - All white paper, bond paper, and computer paper used in commercial, institutional and Municipal establishments and in residences
  • Magazines and Periodicals - Printed matter containing miscellaneous written pieces published at fixed or varying intervals
  • Newspaper - paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint
  • Rigid Plastics - Jugs and bottles with recycle symbol # 1%u20147 (check bottom)
  • #1 - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) or (PET): soft drink and water bottles, beer bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter and salad dressing containers
  • #2 - High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): milk jugs, water and juice containers, liquid detergent bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs
  • #3 - Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC): clear food packaging, shampoo bottles
  • #4 - Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): squeezable bottles (e.g. honey, mustard)
  • #5 - Polypropylene (PP): ketchup bottles, yogurt containers and margarine tubs, medicine bottles
  • #6 - Polystyrene (PS): aspirin bottles, cups, plates (no polystyrene foam products)
  • #7 - Other: Use of this code indicates that the package in question is made with a resin other than the 6 listed above, or is made of more than 1 resin used in combination. Plastics such as 3 and 5 gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and ketchup bottles, clear baby food containers
Non-Recyclable Items
  • Garbage
  • Broken Glass
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Waste
  • Food Tainted Items Such as Used Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels or Paper Napkins
  • Polystyrene (Polystyrene Foam) Cups or Plates
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers
  • Plastic Toys
  • Sporting Goods
  • Electronics or Batteries
  • Compact Discs Dvds
  • Foam Egg Cartons
  • Milk Cartons (Any Cartons With Wax Coating)
  • Ice Cream Cartons
  • Light Bulbs
  • Hangers
  • Yard Waste
  • Garden Tools
Remember, do not put your recyclables in trash bags!