Recycle and Trash Collection
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Collected by a Private Hauler
Check with your opens in a new windowwaste hauler for an exact list of the items they collect, preparation instructions for the items and when they pick-up. Residents have the liberty to do business with any hauler permitted to operate within the Township boundaries. Although, residents who belong to a homeowners association should verify if an agreement exists that has only one of these haulers picking up in your neighborhood. All haulers are required to collect the following recyclables:
- Food & Beverage Containers made of:
- Glass – Clear, Brown and/or Green
- Bi-Metal and/or Ferrous Metals
- Plastic Bottles & Jugs
- Newspaper – Clean and Dry, No Food Contact
- In addition to the above items, commercial, institutional or industrial establishments must also separate and recycle the following items:
- High Grade Office Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard – Dry and Flattened, No Food Contact
At North Londonderry Township Compost Facility
North Londonderry Township has 3 dumpsters available to all residents for the collection of various paper grades. This includes, corrugated cardboard, junk mail / mixed paper / paper board (e.g. cereal boxes) and newspaper. Residents should deposit items freely, there is no need to bag or bind them in any way. Magazines and all glossy paper can be recycled in the Ronald McDonald House Charity collection container on East Cherry Street, between Duke and Prince Streets.
Collected by Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA)
There are various internet outlets that may give you cash for electronic devices. But, if it’s older or you’d rather opt for a quick disposal method, a free drop-off site is available to Lebanon County residents. The opens in a new windowGLRA website has their hours and a list of acceptable devices eligible for disposal. Residents with ten (10) or more devices MUST call ahead to schedule a time to drop-off these items.
Household Chemicals & Hazardous Waste
Collected by MXI INC – contracted through GLRA
Dispose of old lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides, poisons, etc. through this curbside collection. Lebanon County residents may arrange for a home pick-up of hazardous household waste for a $15.00 co-pay. For our community, assistance is available for elderly and/or disabled residents, just voice your limitations when scheduling your pick-up. This service can only be used once a year.
Collected by North Londonderry Township Police Department
A collection box for expired or unused over-the-counter medications is available in the lobby of the Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs, leading to accidental poisonings, overdoses and misuse. When flushing these types of materials, they will poison the water supply or could be retrieved from containers to be further abused or sold illegally if trashed. In other words, it is dangerous to dispose of these items in the typical way you would get rid of trash. Additionally, please protect yourself and your family by removing all labels that contain personal information prior to disposal.
- Prescription Patches
- Prescription Medications
- Prescription Ointments
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medications for pets
- Not Accepted
- Needles (Sharps)
- Medication from Businesses or Clinics
- Ointments, Lotions or Liquids
- Aerosol Cans
- Not Accepted
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Collected by Lebanon County – Penn State Cooperative Extension
The next collection event will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open to all residents of Lebanon County, a number of municipalities, including North Londonderry Township, sponsor the event so that their residents may drop-off tires free of charge. Attendees must provide proof of address and are allotted 12 auto or 2 large (or a mix of 1 large and up to 6 auto) tires. As a result, any additional will be accepted at $3 per auto tire and $25 per large tire (rim diameter is 25 inches or greater). In addition, tires are also accepted with a fee by tire related businesses and out-of-county persons. All tires must be off the rim, drained of water, and not excessively dirty or burned. opens in a new windowPreregistration is encouraged to avoid long lines. Municipal funds are limited so it’s best to reserve for your tires before they run out. Registrations are first-come first-serve.
Shredding Of Sensitive Documents
The shredding of sensitive documents event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, rain or shine.
The annual community wide Shred Event is open to residents and businesses of the Palmyra Area School District, free of charge. During this event, a nationally certified on-site information destruction shred truck shreds your sensitive documents. This year, the event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, rain or shine.
The drive-thru nature allows us to quickly move residents up to the shred truck as volunteer Township employees assist with unloading documents and transporting them to the truck. Therefore, a side mounted video screen to accommodate residents who wish to monitor their documents to the point of shredding. Otherwise, if progress gets backed up, documents are placed in lockable containers until the truck is available.
Please be aware the truck will only arrive at the scheduled time. No discs or credit cards, only paper documents with paper clips or staples will be accepted. So, any material other than that may damage the machine and reduce the purity of the paper for recycling purposes. Please remove papers from binder rings and clips. Please take the time to go through your documents and only provide those that contain confidential information. Otherwise we have a roll-off container outside the compost site for all other paper products.
Identity Theft And Privacy
“Dumpster diving,” or rifling through trash cans for personal information, is a tactic used by identity thieves. You are taking a terrible risk if you don’t shred sensitive material.
Invest in a shredder for your home or office, preferably one that “cross cuts” (slices in two directions), and destroy all sensitive information including bank and credit card statements you no longer need, carbon-copy charge receipts with your account information, insurance forms, physician bills, etc. If your shredder can’t handle plastic, use scissors to cut up expired credit and identification cards before discarding them.
For larger jobs, consider hiring a commercial shredding company or take advantage of a community shred event.
What Should I Shred?
In short, destroy all sensitive information including junk mail and paperwork that includes:
- Account Numbers
- Birth Dates
- Passwords and PINS
- Social Security Numbers
To protect your privacy, you should also consider shredding items that include:
- Phone Numbers
- E-mail Addresses