Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Weekly Recycling Continues in 2013

The Aston Township Board of Commissioners is proud to announce that the Township will continue with weekly recycling pickup for 2013. The choice was made after the numbers for Single Stream Recycling have increased drastically month over month and year over year. For the past three months the Public Works Department has been collecting at a feverish pace including the total for December, 111.19 tons “A new township record.” We would like to thank every resident for working hard to ensure this program is a success. “With weekly pickup we expect our totals to get into the 150 to 170 ton range by the end of 2013,” said Road Foreman Russ Palmore. Recycling numbers like that will take an all out buy in from you the residents. 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.)


Hard cover books.