Recycling Update Effective July 2018
Recyclable items accepted in your curbside recycling bins has changed. No items other then what is listed will be accepted at curbside pickup. Remember when in doubt, throw it out. It’s okay to throw everything else away. It will be transformed into renewable energy.
Click on the link below to view acceptable curbside recyclable items.
Recycling Covered Devices
Did you know that Pennsylvania passed a law, called the Covered Devices Recycling Act (CDRA), which prohibits residents from disposing of covered devices as trash? Effective January 24, 2013 residents and businesses may no longer place these items at the curb or throw them away as trash. These devices must be recycled. Additionally, trash haulers are prohibited from collecting these items as municipal waste.
What is a covered device?
Covered devices include desktop computers, laptops, monitors, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers), televisions, and e-readers that browse the internet. The Covered Devices Recycling Act does NOT include cell phones, motor vehicle components, appliance components or items such as handheld calculators, PDAs, MP3 players or similar devices.
Please see the link below for additional information: http://www.lcswma.org/lcswma_recycling_covered_devices.cfm
The Borough of Mount Joy hereby fixes and assesses the following 2019 service charges for collection of refuse/recycling
Residential Service Charge Per Unit Per Year, Includes Woody Waste Removal
Non-residential Retail Commercial Service Charge Per Unit Per Year, Includes Woody Waste Removal
Batteries should also be properly recycled. Batteries must be placed in a special battery recycle bag. Bags are available at the Borough office FREE of charge. Place batteries in the bag and place the bag in front of your recycle bin on your scheduled collection day.
- While Waste Industries is our refuse and recycling company, what they will accept from each town for recycling is different.
- Each town and person has a separate contract with specific items which are permissible for recycling.
- Please do not reference Waste Industrie’s website for a list of acceptable recyclables. Please use the list provided above.
Cardboard Recycling Dumpsters Available At 2 Locations.
Mount Joy Borough has two locations where cardboard ONLY recycling dumpsters are located:
There is a slot in each dumpster that you can just slide the cardboard through. Please call the Borough Office at (717) 653-2300 with questions or comments.