Recycling Plus Program
Wellsboro Borough RECYCLES!! In Conjunction with Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority's Recycling Plus Program.
RECYCLING SCHEDULE FOR YEAR 2013
*ROUTE A - FOR THOSE WHO'S GARBAGE IS PICKED UP ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY
* ROUTE B - FOR THOSE WHO'S GARBAGE IS PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY
*** RECYCLABLES MUST BE CURBSIDE BY 7:00 AM
- ITEMS THAT ARE RECYCLED
Beverage cans only. Rinse well. Crushing is optional but saves space.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Separate bottles and jars by color; clear, brown and green.Remove all lids and rings.Rinse well.Labels can remain.
Keep dry. Inserts can remain. Do not bundle or tie.
Steel or "Tin" Cans
Rinse your cans and secure the lid(s) inside.Labels can remain.
#1 PET Plastic
Look for the #1 symbol on the bottom of the bottle.Remove the lid, empty and rinse as necessary.
#2 HDPE Plastic
Look for the #2 symbol on milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles and others.Remove the lid, empty and rinse well.
Recycle only plastic bottles which have narrow neck.These are blow molded plastics.
- Source Separation is Key
By keeping your materials separated into the proper categories you have begun to process the materials for market to recycling manufacturers. Separate the items listed by bundling or placing in a paper or plastic bag. Items not correctly prepared will be left at your curb.
Buy Recycled Products
Materials recycled through the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority are sold to manufacturers who make new products from them. Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable into more cans. Glass bottles are generally made into more bottles or jars. Tin or steel cans are sent to steel mills where they are processed into many steel products like cans, bridges, or even more cans. #1 plastic bottles are made into new carpeting, clothing or more bottles. These are only a few of the examples of products that consumers should buy after they have been recycled.
COMPUTERS: A new Pennsylvania Law bans all computer parts and accessories from landfills effective January 23, 2013. Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority has created a program to help handle this new legislation. While computers are still not picked up curbside for recycling, residential computers, monitors, laptops, printers, copiers, keyboards, mice, cables, etc., and televisions are now able to be recycled by taking them to the transfer station on Route 6 in Wellsboro. Please note their hours of operation: 08:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and 08:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.