Recycling

Residents of Shaler Township are required to recycle in accordance with state law. Township administration encourages residents to recycle as much as possible.
When the garbage contract is put out to bid to secure pricing for the residents, the haulers are very aware of the amount of recycling materials generated by the community. If recycling volumes are high, the hauler can avoid additional landfill fees for excessive tonnage. Residents will receive more attractive pricing from haulers if recycling volumes are maintained.

Single Sort Recycling


Recycle all these items in your single-sort recycling container. There is no longer a separation of recycling materials.
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard - broken down and placed in cart
  • Glass - all colors and shapes
  • Newsprint and Inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Plastics No. 1 - 6 - do not include if not identified by a number (see below for details)
  • Steel Cans
  • Phone Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Boxboard: such as tissue, dryfood boxes, cereal, noodles and cake boxes.
  • Pizza Boxes - Lid only - if not tainted by food
  • Magazines and Catalogs

Non-Recyclable Materials


  • Window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, ovenware such as pyrex, pottery or ceramics.
  • Pizza box bottoms - tainted by food
  • Waxed boxed containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aerosol cans
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Styrofoam materials
The above recycling list is available as a download and printable as a PDF file. Recycling Flyer

Paper Retriever Program


The Paper Retriever program accepts the following:
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Office and school papers
  • Shopping catalogs
  • Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Fax, copy paper and all colored paper
There are Paper Retriever bins located at different sites in Shaler Township. 

More Information


More information is available by calling DEP's toll-free Household Waste hot line at 800-346-4242.
Furniture, clothing and household non-profit donation list (PDF)
Paper Retriever Dumpster