The Benefits of Recycling

Together We Can Make a Difference.

Keep Your Garbage Fees Down

Recycling helps to control our Municipal Services Fees by reducing the total amount of trash to be hauled to landfills.

Bring In Money For Borough Services

The more tons of recycling the Borough collects, the more revenue will be gained from the sale of recyclables. Also, the more the Borough recycles, the more grant money we are able to apply for from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Help Earn Grant Money Based on Performance

The trailers discussed in Recycling Drop-Off Centers, and a new, more efficient recycling vehicle are among items paid for with a state DEP grant that was obtained based on our recycling program. The Borough received approximately $21,000 in 2007 from the state in a performance grant. The more we recycle, the more grant money we will receive.

Help Save The Environment

The more materials we recycle, the less energy is expended to create new materials, the more resources we conserve and the more trash and pollutants are kept from entering the environment. Recycling helps to keep our water and air clean, save our wildlife, and keep trash off our streets.