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Yearly Archives: 2015

Are You Recycling Aerosol Cans?

aerosolMany people use aerosol products every day of their lives. This type of packaging has become a mainstay in many rooms throughout our homes. Ranging from your kitchen to your bathroom or your garage, you are more than likely to encounter at least one aerosol can in each room. Are you doing your part to ensure that they are disposed of correctly? Read more…

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How Do I Dispose Of My Old Propane Tank?

PropaneTank2Did you know that propane tanks, regardless of size, should not be placed in your recycling bin? While the tank is metal, placing them in your recycling bin causes issues for our recycling center. Both larger propane tanks, as used for grilling, and smaller propane tanks, as used for camping stoves and some lighting, may not be placed with your trash. Now what do you do with your old propane tank? Keep reading for more details. Read more…

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Do you know how to properly dispose of glass?

Items such as light bulbs, candle holders, glassware, mirrors, windows, and other non-recyclable glass products can be a serious safety hazard to our Penn Waste team if not disposed of properly!

Please help us keep the Penn Waste team safe by doing the following:

  • Broken glass such as shattered light bulbs or a broken vase should be placed INSIDE of a paper bag or cardboard box ( a cereal box or snack bar box) prior to placing in your garbage bags. By doing this, there is less risk of the broken glass breaking through your plastic garbage bag and injuring our team members.
  • If you have a large piece of broken glass such as a mirror — place tape over the part of the glass that is broken so the sharp edge does not injure our team members. (Don’t forget — the maximum glass size we allow is 3 ft. x 6 ft.)
  • If you are disposing of a mirror or window please place tape across the material to help contain the broken pieces.

Safety is our #1 priority at Penn Waste — thank you for partnering with us to keep our team members safe!

Not sure what is recyclable and what should be tossed in your trash? Please check out our recycling guidelines here!

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Collection Update: Fourth of July Holiday 2015

Saturday, July 4th, 2015: All Penn Waste routes will be operating on schedule during the Fourth of July Holiday. Please place your trash and recycling curbside for your regular collection day.

Penn Waste wishes all of our customers a safe and happy holiday.

Want to stay up to date on our recycling tips and collection updates? Be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please check us out on Pinterest for these updates as well.

If you have not done so already, consider signing up for our E-News Updates to receive recycling suggestions and collection updates directly to your e-mail inbox.

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Take a Tour of our New Recycling Facility

Want to see our new recycle facility? We have created a tour of our new Material Recovery Facility so all of our customers can see what happens to their recyclables once it comes to our facility. Please check out the tour below.

Be sure to stay up to date with all things recycling and collection updates by signing up for our E-News Updates. Consider following us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on your news feeds. We also use Pinterest and Google+ if you are active on those sites.

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