Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Residential Guide to Zero-Sort Recycling

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Aluminum food and beverage containers

aluminum soda and beer cans, cat food cans, etc.


Glass food and beverage containers

Flint (clear)

Amber (brown)

Emerald (green)



Ferrous Cans

soup, coffee cans, empty aerosol cans, etc.


P.E.T. plastic containers with the symbol #1

no microwave trays


H.D.P.E. natural plastic containers with the symbol #2

milk jugs and water jugs containers only (narrow neck containers)


H.D.P.E. pigmented plastic containers with the symbol #2

detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles without caps (narrow neck containers)


LDPE plastic food and beverage containers symbol #4

butter and margarine tubs

Polypropylene plastic food and beverage containers symbol #5

yogurt containers

Other plastic food and beverage containers symbol #7

mixed plastic containers

Cartons and aseptic packaging

            Juice boxes, gable top milk and juice containers, soup and soy milk cartons


Old Newspaper (ONP)

Sunday inserts are acceptable paper.


Kraft Paper Bags


Old Corrugated Containers (OCC)

no wax coated.  Fiber board (ex. cereal boxes) is acceptable. 


Magazines (OMG)

Coated magazines, catalogues and similar printed materials, junk mail, and soft cover books.

Materials Not Accepted:

No plastic bagging material.  (News print can be placed in a Kraft bag)

Mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, any plastic containers with #3 or #6 or no # at all, paint, oil or antifreeze containers, coat hangers, fabrics and clothing, bio-hazardous waste, electronic waste, food waste, or any household items (such as toasters, cooking pots or pans, VHS/VCR tapes, etc.)


Hard cover books.