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)
  • Blue

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)

  • Newspaper & inserts are acceptable paper, (place in 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, Televisions, etc.)


Hard cover books.