What To Recycle

Glass: Any color (clear, brown, green) glass food and beverage bottles and jars should be thoroughly rinsed and lids should be removed. (throw lids in the trash) It is not necessary to remove labels. Light bulbs, window and auto glass, drinking glasses and cookware are not recyclable.

Metals: All food and beverage cans (which are made of aluminum, steel, tin or a combination of metals) should be rinsed prior to placing in recycle bin. Other aluminum products such as foil and pie plates are not recyclable and should be thrown in the trash. Aerosol cans are not recyclable.

Plastic Bottles: you can recycle all natural and pigmented plastic narrow-necked containers designated with a #1 & #2 (milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles), as well as narrow-neck containers marked #3, 4, 5, 6 and/or 7. Throw away caps, rinse, smash and place in bin. 

Paper: Newspapers (including inserts), magazines, catalogues, junk mail and telephone books. Also, construction paper, Kraft paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, printer paper, computer paper, copy paper. Corrugated cardboard small enough to fit into the recycle bin (not bound) is permitted.

Cardboard: A cardboard dumpster is available on-site 24/7 behind the Municipal Building for FREE disposal of corrugated cardboard. Please flatten boxes prior to disposal. Businesses: Contact the township prior to disposal.

Magazines for the Ronald McDonald House:
Support the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey in a brand new way and help our community in the recycling effort too. Save your magazines and catalogues, and later drop them off at the West Lampeter Township Municipal Building (rear) day or night (see below).

A roll-off container has been placed behind the Township building for drop off 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The container contains drop slots above eye-level that were specifically designed to accommodate your magazine drop.

What kind of paper is needed?
Anything that is GLOSSY! That means magazines, catalogues, and annual reports – just as long as the pages are slick and glossy.

What about newspapers and telephone books?
No thanks. We cannot use them

Why Support Ronald McDonald House?
Ronald McDonald House provides free lodging, meals, transportation, and a comforting environment for families and children who are being treated for serious illness or injuries at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Since 2004, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pennsylvania has been involved with magazine/glossy paper recycling program which raises money for operational expenses at the House. 


Ronald McDonald House Magazine Recycling Container