Recycle and Trash Collection
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Collected by a Private Hauler
Township Residents are at liberty to choose a hauler unless otherwise specified through a Homeowners Association. The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority provides a list of haulers permitted to operate within the Township. opens in a new windowTownship Ordinance 120 requires residents, businesses, and institutions to separate all noted recyclables from their trash.
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. Do not bag or bind your items, deposit them freely. Magazines and 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)
The GLRA accepts a variety of electronics for FREE at its Electronics Recycling Facility. The facility is open to residents and small businesses within Lebanon County. For a list of acceptable items and hours of operation, visit the opens in a new windowGLRA website.
Household Chemicals & Hazardous Waste
Collected by MXI INC – contracted through GLRA
Dispose of old paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, pesticides, poisons, etc. through this curbside collection. For a $15.00 co-pay, Lebanon County residents may arrange for a home pick-up of hazardous household waste. This service can only be used once a year per household.
Collected by North Londonderry Township Police Department
North Londonderry Township Police Department has a collection box in the lobby for expired or unused medications. Drop-offs can be made from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All medications should be brought in their original containers with personal information blacked out or removed. No fee or identification is necessary to make a drop-off.
- Prescription and over the counter solid medications
- Tablets & capsules
- Liquid medications in their original containers (i.e. cough syrups)
- Prescription Patches
- Medical creams & Ointments
- Nasal sprays
- Pet medicines
- Intravenous solutions
- Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)
- These items should be taken to a health care professional’s office or hospital for proper disposal
- Hydrogen peroxide
- compressed cylinders or aerosols (asthma inhalers)
- Iodine-containing medications
Collected by Lebanon County – Penn State Cooperative Extension
The next collection event will be on April 28, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open to all residents of Lebanon County, tires 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. Preregistration 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 shred event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 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. This year, the event will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, rain or shine. Only bring documents containing confidential information. Otherwise we have a roll-off container outside the compost site for all other paper products.
Where do I go?
655 East Ridge Road, Palmyra. Upon arrival, follow the posted signs to the shred truck. The drive-thru nature allows us to quickly move residents up to the shred truck as volunteer Township employees assist with unloading and transporting documents to the truck.
Is there an allowable limit?
A maximum of 10 file boxes will be accepted per customer.
Do I have to stay until my documents are shredded?
After your documents are unloaded you are free to leave. If you prefer to watch your documents being shredded, you will be directed to a designated parking location.
Do I need to remove staples?
Only staples and paper clips can go through the shredder. Prior to the event, remove any binder rings, clips, credit cards, and media discs to prevent damage to the equipment.
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