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What, Where and When to Recycle

Contact the Recycling Office

Robert Huntington
Recycling Coordinator

UC Government Center
155 N 15th Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Hour: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (570) 524-3848
Fax: (570) 524-3850

The following items constitute a majority of the most commonly recycled items included for the Union County Drop-Off Recycling Programs. Items accepted for recycling may vary depending on where you live.

Steel, Tin or Bi-Metal Cans:
Food or Beverage ONLY. Please, NO paint or chemical cans (put in regular garbage). NO propane tanks

Aluminum Cans:
Food, Beverage, or Cat Food Cans. Please rinse cans.

Glass Containers – Food and Beverage Containers:
Bottles and jars ONLY. Please separate by color(brown, green, and clear). NO ceramics, window or auto glass, light bulbs or drinking glasses, mirrors, porcelain, glass cookware or bakeware. Rinse containers and remove and dispose of caps and lids.

Plastic Bottles/Containers/Jugs:
These include food, beverage or detergent bottles ONLY with the numbers 1 or 2 printed on the container. Please, NO shopping bags, oil/chemical containers, toys plastic wrap, utensils, Styrofoam or unnumbered plastics. Rinse containers and remove and dispose of caps and lids.

Newspaper, to include inserts. If it came with the newspaper it can be recycled. Please keep clean and dry.

Corrugated Cardboard:
All boxes MUST be broken down. Corrugated cardboard only. Corrugate cardboard is cardboard that has ridges separating the front and back panels. This includes most cardboard boxes. Please keep clean and dry.

Magazines and Phone Books. Please keep clean and dry.

Chipboard & Junk Mail
Chipboard is usually a low grade cardboard in a single layer. It includes such items as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, waxed milk containers, toilet paper rolls. or soda boxes. Junk mail can also be recycled with chipboard

Currently the only drop off locations that accept “Chipboard & Junk Mail” are Lewisburg Borough, East Buffalo Township, Union Township, Kelly Township and New Berlin Borough.

Office Paper:
Office Paper to include colored paper. Please keep clean and dry.

The only drop-off locations that accept “Office Paper” are East Buffalo Township, Lewisburg Borough, Mifflinburg Borough, Union Township, and Kelly Township. However, office paper can be recycled in the “Newsprint” containers at the White Deer Township, New Berlin Borough, and West End drop-off sites.

Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones:
For a list of businesses that recycle rechargeable batteries, please call 1-800-822-8837.

Prescription Medication Disposal Safety Guide

Latex Paint Recycling

Hard to Recycle Items Pc’s, TV’s Electronics, etc:
Below are listed organizations that can accept may “hard to recycle” items. Refer to the links below to see what items are accepted.

Handup Foundation
KVS Computers

Other Important Guidelines

  • Only listed Items may be brought to the recycling center.
  • Sort items prior to arrival.
  • You are responsible for unloading your recyclables.
  • Place recyclables in the appropriate collection roll-offs.
  • Any items brought to the recycling center that are not acceptable MUST BE TAKEN HOME WITH YOU. Depositing unacceptable items will be considered littering and subject to fines and penalties.
  • Please observe the hours of operation.

Union County Drop-Off Locations

CommunityAluminumGlassNewsprint#1 & #2 Plastic BottlesBi-Metal CansCorrugated CardboardMagazinesOffice PaperChipboard & JunkmailHoursLocation
East Buffalo TownshipXXXXXXXXXMon 7-3:30
2nd Sat 8-12
Twp Building 589 Fairground Road Lewisburg
West EndXXXXXXXSat 9-31000 Polly Pine Rd Millmont
LewisburgXXXXXXXXXWed 8-4 Sat 8- 12Wolf Field on St. Anthony Street Lewisburg
MifflinburgXXXXXXXX1st & 3rd Sat, 8-11Industrial Pard Rd. Near Ritz Craft Bld Mifflinburg
New BerlinXXXXXXXXX 8-5 DailyNext to Borough Shed on Water Street New Berlin
Union TownshipXXXXXXXXX8-5 Daily70 Municipal Lane Winfield
White Deer TownshipXXXXXXX1st & 3rd Sat. 8-112191 Creek Rd. New Columbia
Kelly TownshipXXXXXXXXX2nd & 4th Sat 8-12551 Zeigler Rd Lewisburg

Union County Curbside Recycling

East BuffaloLewisburg
Glass ContainersXX
Office3 PaperXX
Hours of Operation1st Tuesday of the Month1st Saturday of the Month
Location of Recycling SitePlace at Curb by 7:00 amPlace at Curb by 8:00 sm