Cardboard Recycling Bins to be removed soon

Due to increasing costs and reduced recycling revenue, the township will be removing the two cardboard recycling boxes by May 1, 2021. The boxes cost $80 a month each. We were recently notified that if there is any contamination of the cardboard in a box an additional $80 fee will be charged. In 2019, the township paid $120 a month for trash and no cost for cardboard recycling. Now the township pays $332 a month, a 177 percent increase. The township received about $4,000 to $8,000 a year in a state recycling grants since 2019, too. The state suddenly without notice will stop paying the recycling grants in 2021. Your trash hauler has been and still is required to recycle cardboard so you can do that with your hauler.

Penn Township

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