Recycling in Adams Township

Recycling Guidelines

Recycling is encouraged in Adams Township. Since the Township does not contract with a single garbage and recycling provider, you are able to choose your provider. Contact your provider for information on their collection days and policies. The following are general recycling guidelines, check with your provider.

Recycling Guidelines

Recycling is encouraged in Adams Township. Since the Township does not contract with a single garbage and recycling provider, you are able to choose your provider. Contact your provider for information on their collection days and policies. The following are general recycling guidelines, check with your provider.

Material What Can Be Recycled What Cannot be Recycled at This Time How to Prepare Materials for Recycling
Glass
Clear, amber and green glass from beverages bottles and food jars
Window glass, light bulbs, crystal, glass tumblers, ceramics, mirrors, ovenware
Rinse bottles and jars, remove and discard lids, do not break glass (labels may be left on)
Aluminum, Steel and Bi-Metal Cans
Aluminum, steel, bi-metal food and beverage cans
Aluminum siding, toys, lawn furniture, foil trays, paint cans
Rinse cans (crush if space is needed.) If lid is on can, push down inside can.If lid is off, discard in garbage.
Plastics (PET, HDPE) Stamped #1 or #2 on the bottom
Clear, plastic soda bottles, milk and water jugs, liquid detergent, bleach & softener bottles
Cooking oil, motor oil, window cleaner, butter or whipped topping tubs, antifreeze, pump top or spray bottles, polystyrene (cups or plates) or toys, pesticide or herbicide bottles
Rinse, remove and discard lids (crush if space is needed.).
Newsprint & Magazines
Newspaper & Magazines
Phone books & Catalogs
Place in grocery bag (paper or plastic) DO NOT TIE Please do not place out on wet days!

What can be Recycled

  • GLASS – Clear, amber and green glass from beverages bottles and food jars
  • ALUMINUM – Steel, bi-metal food and beverage cans
  • PLASTIC – Clear ¬†plastic soda bottles, milk and water jugs, liquid detergent, bleach & softener bottles
  • PAPER – Newspaper & Magazines

What can not be Recycled

  • GLASS – Window glass, light bulbs, crystal, glass tumblers, ceramics, mirrors, ovenware
  • ALUMINUM -Aluminum siding, toys, lawn furniture, foil trays, paint cans
  • PLASTIC – Cooking oil, motor oil, window cleaner, butter or whipped topping tubs, antifreeze, pump top or spray bottles, polystyrene (cups or plates) or toys, pesticide or herbicide bottles
  • PAPER – Phone books & Catalogs