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Red Lion, PA 17356

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

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Recycling Video

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania

Every year, the
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP)
holds a recycling film festival.
Anyone can enter – a municipality, a school,
a church, a group of individuals,
or an individual of any age.
Take a look at the
2016 winning video!

Penn Waste

Penn Waste
collects residential
trash & recycling
in Red Lion Borough.

Visit their website for
interesting and valuable information!

Click here for their
Red Lion Borough page.

While you're visiting their website,
make sure to sign up at the bottom of their page
for email updates.

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Recycling Guidelines

  • Click here to view Penn Waste's printable Recycling Guidelines!
  • The recycling bin is the property of Red Lion Borough and MUST stay at the property if you move!
  • Place recyclables at your normal collection site no later than 6AM on your scheduled collection day.
  • For information and complaints about your service, call Penn Waste at 717-767-4456 or visit their website.
  • Reject purchasing items in excessive packaging; buy those not in a package or in the smallest package possible.  Reduce the number of items purchased; only buy those that are needed and will be used.  Reuse items that can be repaired.
  • Recycle - it is good for you and the community, and it is the law.
  • The following items MUST be recycled in Red Lion Borough:


Click here to view Penn Waste's printable Recycling Guidelines!

How to Prepare your Metal, Glass & Plastics:
Remove caps/lids.
Rinse thoroughly.
It is okay to leave the labels and neck rings on bottles.

METAL: Aluminum beverage cans
Steel cans & food containers
Paint cans
GLASS: Clear, brown, blue and green glass food & beverage containers
PLASTICS: #1, #2 & #5 bottles & jugs

How to Prepare your Newspaper & Cardboard:
Remove all packaging.
(styrofoam, peanuts, plastic, bubble wrap, plastic liners., etc.)
Flatten ALL cardboard boxes.
Bundle all cardboard that does not fit into the recycling bin.
Cover loose newspaperpaper with heavier items to prevent it from blowing away.
If the weather forecast calls for high winds or rain, keep your recyclables inside until the following week if possible.  Wet paper products are difficult to process.


Any Size;
Any Quantity.

All sizes of cardboard boxes
Cartons (i.e. milk, juice, broth cartons, etc.)




Food boxes (i.e. cereal boxes) Paper towel & toilet paper rolls Shredded paper
Magazines, catalogs & brochures Envelopes Junk mail
NEEDLES & Medical Waste
(Do NOT place used needles or any other medical waste with recycling!
This is a serious health hazard to everyone!)

Packing Peanuts

Drinking glasses

Broken glass Windows, mirrors, ceramics Aluminum foil
Scrap metal
Plastic tableware
(knives, forks, spoons, etc.)
Plastic grocery bags

Light bulbs

Plastic bubble wrap
Pool chemicals Food-soiled material Wet papers or cardboard
Plastic food wrappers Used paper towels or tissues


Clothing hangers
(plastic & metal)


Christmas lights

Diapers   Food waste