** Due to illegal dumping, the Cardboard Dumpster at State Drive has been removed.
South Lebanon Township plans to install a larger dumpster.
Until then, Lebanon Farms and Waste Management accept
flattened, clean, bundled cardboard at your curbside with
your other recycling if they are your hauler. Also, the City of
Lebanon's Recycling Drop-off facility on Lehman Street accepts
anyone's recycling. The GLRA (landfill) also accepts cardboard
and other recyclables but you must obtain a permit first.
When the new dumpster arrives, please remember that only
flattened corrugated cardboard with no food, grease or
foam on it is acceptable and must be placed inside the
dumpster. Leaving any items on the ground is illegal dumping,
plus if cardboard gets wet or muddy it is no longer recyclable.
Cardboard VS. Paperboard
Cardboard is corrugated. That means it has ridges between 2 flat layers, like shipping boxes you would get from amazon.com. Corrugated Cardboard is recycled separately from other recyclables and should not contain any food, grease or foam and should not be wet.
Paperboard is one layer, like cereal boxes or pasta boxes. It is recyclable with other paper, like newsprint and junk mail. It also should not have any food, grease or foam on it and dry is best.
Curbside Trash and Recycling
Trash and Recycling collection is not provided by the township. It is up to each residential unit to contract with a local hauler for these services. All trash and recycling must be collected curbside at least once every two weeks. Items mandated by township ordinance to be recycled are
- clear and colored glass
- bi-metal and aluminum cans
- plastic bottles and jars
Commercial, industrial and municipal establishments must recycle office paper and corrugated cardboard as well as the items mandated for residential.
It should be noted that any large community event with more than 200 people in attendance is required to have recycling collection containers in place and the organization is responsible for seeing that items collected are recycled.
Some haulers collect more items than we require in our ordinance, so check with them to be sure you are making the most of the recycling program.
FREE Recycling containers for residential units and small businesses are available at the township building and can be picked up Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other Recycled Items
Items we collect at the township building for recycling include:
- Phone books
- Ink/toner cartridges
- Cell phones
- Christmas trees (only during specified dates in December and January) Christmas trees may also be dropped at the Ironwood Playground on S 14th Avenue and at our facility on State Drive
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Are you looking for information on how to properly dispose of old lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and poisons? These are items that you cannot put out with the regular trash, pour down a drain, or dump into the ground out in the backyard. Lebanon County residents may arrange for a home pick-up of household hazardous waste for ONLY a $15 Co-Pay! Call 1-800-449-7587 to set up an appointment.
If you are an elderly and/or disabled resident and unable to gather the household hazardous waste materials for yourself, the contracted household hazardous waste collector, WM Curbside, LLC, will come into your home and do the work for you! Just make sure to let them know your limitations when calling to schedule your pick-up!
This program is funded by the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority. For more information, call GLRA at 867-5790.
- ACCEPTABLE Household Hazardous Waste Materials
Adhesives • Aerosols • Art/Hobby Supplies • Automotive Fluids • Auto Batteries • Household Batteries • Cleaners • Waxes • Flammables • Lubricants • Poisons • Lawn/Garden Chemicals • Paint • Thinners • Stains • Varnishes • Gasoline • Mercury Thermometers • Mercury Thermostats • Fluorescent Tubes • Kerosene • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs • Rubbing Alcohol • Degreaser • Spot Remover • Nail Polish • Nail Polish Remover
UNACCEPTABLE Household Hazardous Waste Materials
Ammunition • Explosives • Fire Extinguishers • Gas Cylinders • Radioactive Waste • Smoke Detectors • TVs • Refrigerator • Freezer • Water Heater • Stove • Washer • Dryer • Air Conditioner • Dehumidifier • Scrap Metal • Electronics • Microwave
County Electronics Collection
The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority opened an Electronics Recycling Facility for Lebanon County residents and small businesses. The facility is located behind the plant bedding and wood mulch loading area. Follow the signs on Russell Road to the entrance of the Electronics Recycling Facility. Electronics are FREE to drop off. There are NO CHARGES and NO FEES for electronics. A GLRA License is NOT required.
The facility’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The entrance gate closes PROMPTLY at 3:30 p.m. Weekdays and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Acceptable Electronic Materials Include:
TV • CRT (Monitor) • CPU (Tower) • Laptop • Mouse • Computer Keyboard • Power Supply • Printer • Scanner • Disc Drive • Cell Phone • Cables • Battery Backup • Router • Server • Computer Speakers • Cordless Phone • Digital Camera • Cable Box • Game Controller • Console TV • Projection TV
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Rechargable Batteries
CFL bulbs and rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Home Depot or Lowe's. Rechargable batteries can also be recycled at Staples.
Fluorescent tubes can be recycled at Dauphin Electric at a cost of 12¢ per foot.
To prepare your compact fluorescent light bulb for recycling, wrap it in a paper towel and seal it in a reclosable plastic bag.
Rather than adding unwanted books to the landfill, books can be recycled
at Booksavers of Ephrata