Environmental awareness and sustainability have become a priority in Aston, and the recycling effort is leading the way. As you can see in the chart above, community members have taken our weekly recycling much more seriously in 2013 so far and it is helping the town of Aston quite a bit. Recycling does help to bring in additional revenue but that is not the most important aspect of our “green” endeavor. Making the community a more sustainable and environment-friendly place is so beneficial to the township as a whole, but especially the Aston youth, who will go on to follow our example and also make recycling a priority. Through our recycling partner, ReCommunity, we can help uphold the high environmental standard that Aston has put into place.

Below is a comprehensive list of what is recyclable.


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, catalogs 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.)