Waste Management sent out a flyer noting that that they will no longer be recycling glass or plastics above #2. However, Ross Township’s current contract with Waste Management still allows for the collection of glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, and cans. Recycling is changing nationally and is evolving to focus more on sustainable material management. With this change, glass and plastics above #2 will no longer be recycled in the near future because there is no longer a market for these materials. Recycling these products is actually worse for the environment in terms of the carbon footprint it creates. Please refer to this presentation put together by Republic Services regarding the future of recycling.
Free Glass Recycling
The Township has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to offer free glass recycling to residents. The collection container is located at the Public Works Facility at 225 Cemetery Lane. Residents are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
* Use during daylight hours
* Glass only - all colors accepted
* No plastic bags, paper bags, paper, or cardboard
* Clean/rinse glass before disposal
* Do not leave bags or debris outside the container
This container is available 7 days a week!
Learn about our Leaf Bag Collection Program. The leaves collected during the Spring and Fall are recycled into mulch and offered back to Township residents for FREE!
Recycle Right, Recycle Often
It is pertinent to recycle your materials wisely, therefore, you need to know what to recycle and how to recycle items properly. Please look through the supplied information for your recycling needs.
An assessment was completed by the Sustainability Coordinator to review the Township’s employees recycling program. It was determined that the Township was not recycling its paper or battery waste. The Sustainability Coordinator ordered green paper recycling receptacles for every department and met with all department heads and employees to review proper disposal of paper products.