Per Upper Merion Township Code all residents and Businesses must recycle. Residents of Upper Merion Township shall separate recyclable materials from the municipal waste generated at their property. When placed at the curb for collection recyclable materials shall be placed in separate, reusable metal or plastic containers which clearly identify the contents as recyclables.
Businesses in Upper Merion Township (commercial, institutional, multifamily residential or municipal) shall be responsible for providing a system to source separate and collect recyclable materials. The system must provide for suitable containers for the collection of these materials and must be placed adjacent to containers for municipal waste (i.e., generators should have to travel no additional distance to place recyclables in outside containers than they travel to dispose of their normal municipal waste).
All Residents and Businesses shall have municiple waste collected by a municipal waste collector who is legally operating within the Township, and collections shall be no less frequent than 1 Time per week.
- Steel and bimetal cans.
- Clear and colored glass, including bottles and jars made of clear and colored glass, but excluding porcelain and ceramic products.
- Newsprint and high grade office paper.
- Corrugated paper including all material commomly referred to as cardboard.
- Plastics, specifically including # 1 & # 2 plastic containers
- Any other material collected for recycling from an establishment by agreementwith waste hauler.
No person shall place municipal waste in containers used for the separation and collection of recyclables; no person shall place recyclable materials in containers used for the separation and collection of municipal waste.
The burning of any recyclable materials, municipal waste, or leaf waste is prohibited.