Commercial & Institutional Recycling Guide

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Refuse Division - Commercial Recycling Rules

Township of Lower Merion
Guide for Mandatory
Commercial and Institutional Recycling
Required by State Law and Municipal Ordinance

Act 101 of 1988 and Township of Lower Merion Ordinance
Require recycling of the following materials:

Commercial & Institutional Entities: Apartments & Residential Communities:
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Yard Waste
  • Newspaper and other clean paper
  • Aluminum, Steel, and Bimetal Cans
  • Clear, Amber, and Green Glass
  • #1 & #2 Plastics
  • Yard Waste

All commercial business owners and institutional facilities in Township of Lower Merion are required to have a recycling program and report their recycling on a yearly basis. You are required to complete the Survey of 2011 Recycling and return it to the recycling data collector. The survey asks you to indicate the materials that your business recycled and the name of the hauling company that collected the materials. Yard waste (grass, leaves, tree limbs and shrubs) must be separated from other waste. You must provide the name of the landscaper or hauler that handled the yard waste generated at your facility.

All apartment complexes or residential communities (nursing homes, condominiums, retirement communities, etc.) are required to provide a recycling program for their residents. At a minimum, you must collect co-mingled recyclables (including aluminum cans, glass, steel and bimetal cans and number 1 and 2 plastics); and newspapers, office paper, junk mail, cardboard and other clean paper. Recyclable materials should be sorted or mixed as specified by your hauler. You are required to complete the Survey of 2011 Recycling and return it to the recycling data collector. The survey asks you to identify the name of the hauling company that collected your recyclable materials. Yard waste (grass, leaves, tree limbs and shrubs) must be separated from other waste. Please provide the name of the landscaper or hauler that handled the yard waste generated at your property.
If you need more information regarding the Recycling Survey you can contact the Refuse office at 610-667-1952.

RETAIN A COPY OF THIS GUIDE FOR YOUR RECORDS (PDF, 20KB)

 

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