More on Cheltenham’s New Recycling Guidelines

Julie Slavet
Sep 27, 2010

News from Cheltenham Township:


Cheltenham Township has expanded its residential recycling program to include most plastics, effective immediately. The program has long accepted #1 and #2 plastics, which covers the majority of plastic containers. Now plastic items with recycling codes #3 through #7 may also be recycled, except for plastic bags, PVC piping and Styrofoam including packing peanuts, which are still not recyclable.

All acceptable plastics #1 through #7 may be co-mingled with glass and cans in a single recycling container but must be separated from newspapers and cardboard. Residents should rinse glass, cans and plastic containers to remove any residue before recycling, but labels may remain. Discarded lids with regular refuse. Households that participate in the township’s recycling program may pick up a free 14-gallon recycling bin at the Township Administration Building, located at 8230 Old York Road in Elkins Park.

For complete recycling guidelines, visit the Township website, or call the Cheltenham Township Public Information Office at 215-887-6200, ext. 230.

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