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East Buffalo Township > Recycling

 Recycling

Residents of East Buffalo Township are mandated to recycle. 
 
Commercial, municipal, and institutional establishments of East Buffalo Township are also mandated to recycle.  Act 101 of 1988 requires commercial, municipal and institution establishments located in Pennsylvania's mandated municipalities to recycle high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, aluminum and leaf waste.  In addition, establishments must recycle any other materials included in the municipality’s recycling ordinance or regulations, which includes glass, newsprint, and #1 and #2 plastics.  Community events such as fairs, carnivals, and sporting events must also comply.
 
Drop Off Site
The EBT drop-off site is located at the Township Municipal Building facility, 589 Fairground Rd.  The site is open every Wednesday, (except holidays & during extreme weather events) from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM and the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am-noon.
 
Accepted recyclable materials include:plastic2
Glass – Bottles & Jugs - rinsed, separated by color, less lids      
Aluminum cans - rinsed
Bi-Metal cans - rinsed
Plastic - Bottles & Jugs - #1 and #2, rinsed, less lids
Corrugated Cardboard - flattened
Chip Board & Junk Mail -Chip board example: cereal boxes & shoe boxes
                                           Junk Mail includes any paper product other than newspaper,
                                           office paper and magazines.
Newspaper - bundled or loose, no plastic bags
Office Paper (high-grade) - shredded accepted in plastic bags
Magazines
 
Trash bins are available at the recycling center for plastic bags 
 
Curbside Pickup
The Township also provides curbside collection the first Tuesday of each month.  If the first Tuesday falls on a holiday, pick-up will take place the following day. Items to be collected must be placed at the curb by 7:00 AM Items should be in containers provided by the Township. Recycling bins are available at no cost at the Township Municipal building.
 
Accepted Curbside recyclable materials include:
Glass – Bottles & Jugs - rinsed, separated by color, less lids
Aluminum cans - rinsed
   

BRUSH AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION

Brush and yard waste will be collected township wide during the second week of the month in April, May, June, September and October. Brush must be curbside at 7:00 AM on the second Monday of every month to be collected. Please be aware that the Public Works Crew will pass by only once during the scheduled week.

 

The Public Works Crew will make every attempt to maintain the schedule, but residents should be prepared for delays due to inclement weather.

 

Brush collection guidelines

  • Trees and limbs up to six inches in diameter will be collected.
  • Brush must have all cut ends facing the roadway.
  • Brush should be visible; placed along the edge of the roadway.
  • Do not tie brush in bundles.
  • Do not place on roadway or in drainage ways.
  • Crews will not enter private property to collect brush.
  • Roots, stumps, firewood, construction material will not be collected.
  • Brush will not be collected from lots being cleared for construction purposes.
  • Crews will spend no more than 15 minutes at one property. If your pile is too large to be chipped in 15 minutes, please make other arrangements.

Yard waste collection guidelines

  • Yard waste piles must be vacuum friendly.
  • Do not mix sticks or branches with yard waste at the curb.
  • Keep storm water drains, inlets, roadways, and sidewalks free of debris.
  • Do not pile yard waste close to obstructions such as mail-boxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, parked cars, trees, bushes or trash cans.
  • Do not place stumps, logs, root balls, wood chips, dirt, sod or rocks in yard waste.
  • Piles that contain tree branches or other debris WILL NOT BE PICKED UP until the debris is removed. Debris damages collection equipment, repairs are costly and delays service to other residents.
  • What is Yard Waste?
    • Shrubbery
    • Garden residues
    • Other yard trimmings
  • What is NOT Yard Waste?
    • Rocks
    • Dirt
    • Weeds
    • Stumps
    • Steel/Metal

LEAF COLLECTION

Leaf collection begins mid to late October. For final collection, leaves must be curbside at 7:00 AM on the first Monday in December. Please be aware that the Public Works Crew will pass by only once after the first Monday in December.

Leaf collection guidelines

  • Do not mix sticks or branches with leaves at the curb.
  • Keep storm water drains, inlets, roadways, and sidewalks free of debris.
  • Do not pile leaves close to obstructions such as mail-boxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, parked cars, trees, bushes or trash cans.
  • Piles that contain branches or other debris WILL NOT BE PICKED UP until the debris is removed. Debris damages collection equipment, repairs are costly and delays service to other residents.
  • Residents are advised to maintain a safe distance from the leaf vacuum truck while it is in operation. It is important to keep in mind that a vacuum force can be generated that could cause bodily injury.
  TREE TRIMMING IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY

The Public Works Department is responsible for roads and right-of-ways within the Township.  Clearing of the right-of-way to allow for the safe passage of busses and trucks is most often performed by the public works crews. This includes the clearing of tree limbs. Street right-of-ways should have a vertical clear zone of no less than 14 feet above the roadway. The right-of-way width varies from road to road.

 If you notice branches from trees on your property overhanging into the Township right-of-way, you may want to consider having these trees trimmed yourself by an arborist of your choice; else they may be trimmed as noted above.

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

Christmas trees must be curbside at 7:00 AM on the second Monday in January.

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If your home is located on a road not owned and maintained by the Township, please contact your property developer for assistance.

  

LEAF WASTE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

 

There are two (2) drop-off locations for the disposal of leaf waste as described above.  The location identification #’s assigned herein do not imply any priority to EBT’s or its residents contemplated use.

    • Location # 1: Biomass Fuel Stocks of PA, 263 Punako Lane, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, Union County. Biomass Fuel Stocks of PA accepts certain wood waste products. Residents may take tree branches and trimmings, brush and shrubbery, and all wood that is not painted, treated nor railroad ties during normal business hours. There is no cost to EBT residents for this service. Current hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday, 8:00 AM to noon. Note: Biomass Fuel Stocks of PA is a private company with no affiliation with East Buffalo Township. Any arrangement for the disposal of waste is between the resident and Biomass Fuel Stocks of PA. East Buffalo Township has no involvement with collection or the delivery of waste to or the processing of waste by Biomass Fuel Stocks of PA and assumes no liability. Directions: From Route 15: Travel west on Route 192 (Buffalo Rd); Turn right onto Gast Road; Turn left onto Walbash Road; Take the first right onto Punako Lane.
    • Location #2: Fogles’ Forest Products located along SR45… 4554 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, Union County . Cost: $2 per bag; $10 per pickup truck load; $20 per large truck or trailer.
 
An average person throws out almost 4 pounds of waste a day. Over the course of a year, that's almost a ton of garbage per person.

For many of us, recycling has become a part of our daily (or at least weekly) lives. We know that recycling helps conserve natural resources, and most Pennsylvanian's know that recycling conserves space in our landfills. But, did you know that recycling also conserves energy and water and helps to reduce air and water pollution?

For example, production of recycled paper uses 80 percent less water, 65 percent less energy and produces 95 percent less air pollution than virgin paper production. If every American recycled their newspaper just one day a week, we would save about 36 million trees a year. You can save a tree for roughly every four-foot stack of paper you recycle.
 
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