Recycling Drop Off Location

ResidTrash and Recyclingents & property owners of Muhlenberg Township can now drop off recycling materials at the Brush / Recycling Drop-Off designated area on Reading Crest Avenue (click here for map/directions) right off Route 61 across from Wawa. This free drop-off is in addition to your weekly recycling pickup.

There will be 2 (two) collection containers for recycling drop-off:

Blue Bin 1 (Blue) - Paper

Paper: Materials that are collected include newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, waxed paper, paper bags, phone books, and wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.) Place all paper in heavy brown bag or tie together with twine. Do not use bundle with wire or place in plastic bags.    

Cardboard and Corrugated Paper: Cardboard boxes and items such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, and gift boxes can be collected, as well as milk and juice cartons. Please flatten cardboard.

High-grade paper: Manila envelopes, file folders, fax and copy paper, and computer print outs are collected for recycling. Please place in paper bags or box (no plastic bags).

Bin 2 (Green) - Glass, Plastics, Aluminum & bi-metallic cans

Aluminum Cans and Foil:

Rinse cans and place in the recycling container. They may be flattened or left intact. Labels do not need to be removed. Do not deposit any materials in plastic bags - loose items are to be placed directly in the containers.              

Steel & Bi-Metallic Cans: 

Any food container such as coffee cans or soup cans can be recycled. Do not deposit any materials in plastic bags - loose items are to be placed directly in the containers.                 

Plastics #’s 1 - 7:

Plastics #1. PET (E)Plastics #2. HDPE (clear or colored)Plastics #3. PVC:Plastics #4 – LDPE
Plastics #5 – PPPlastics #6 – PSPlastics #7 or “O” – Mixed

What is NOT Collected

  • Plastic bags or plastic food wrap
  • Broken Glass
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Styrofoam or any other form of foam packaging (including meat/produce trays and egg cartons)
  • Scrap metal     
  • Hazardous waste     
  • Disposable diapers     
  • Paper towels or tissue paper     
  • Textiles, fabric, or clothing     
  • Ceramics, chinaware porcelain or Pyrex dishware     
  • Books     
  • Toys     
  • Liquids     
  • Mirrors     
  • Window glass     
  • Light bulbs     
  • Batteries     
  • Syringes/Needles     
  • Computer and electronic equipment