Re­cy­cling law

The Citizens' Voice - - Local / Region / State -

Towns with more than 5,000 res­i­dents, and the in­di­vid­ual busi­nesses that op­er­ate in them, are re­quired to have re­cy­cling pro­grams, ac­cord­ing to Act 101 of 1988. Un­der the act, com­mer­cial and mu­nic­i­pal es­tab­lish­ments must at least re­cy­cle alu­minum, high-grade of­fice pa­per and cor­ru­gated cardboard, in ad­di­tion to other ma­te­ri­als cho­sen by the town. Man­dated mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties must col­lect at least three of a num­ber of items, in­clud­ing glass, plas­tics, alu­minum and newsprint. No towns in Susque­hanna, Wayne or Wy­oming coun­ties meet the pop­u­la­tion thresh­old.


At the very least, re­cy­cling can cut down on waste dis­posal costs. This is true for house­holds that pay per bag for garbage dis­posal and large cor­po­ra­tions with dump­ster ser­vice. Com­pa­nies trade re­cy­clable ma­te­rial in large vol­umes, but the amount pro­duced by a small com­pany or home may not pro­duce any fi­nan­cial ben­e­fit. Large com­pa­nies that pro­duce a lot of, for ex­am­ple, high-grade of­fice pa­per, can sell it.


Luzerne County: Dal­las Twp., Ex­eter, Hanover Twp., Ha­zle­ton, Kingston, Kingston Twp., Nan­ti­coke, New­port Twp., Pittston, Pittston Twp., Plains Twp., Ply­mouth, Swoy­ersville, Wilkes-Barre, Wright Twp.

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