11 East Broadway, P.O. Box 190
Red Lion, PA 17356

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

(717) 244-3475

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Recycling Video

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania

Every year, the
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP)
holds a recycling film festival.
Anyone can enter – a municipality, a school,
a church, a group of individuals,
or an individual of any age.
Take a look at the
2016 winning video!

Penn Waste

Penn Waste
collects residential
trash & recycling
in Red Lion Borough.

Visit their website for
interesting and valuable information!

Click here for their
Red Lion Borough page.

While you're visiting their website,
make sure to sign up at the bottom of their page
for email updates.

Upcoming Events

30 Nov 2020
06:00PM -
Redevelopment Commission Meeting
30 Nov 2020
07:00PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting

Recycling Guidelines

The recycling bin is the property of Red Lion Borough and MUST stay at the property if you move!
Place recyclables at your normal collection site no later than 6AM on your scheduled collection day.
For information and complaints about your service, call Penn Waste at 717-767-4456 or visit their website.
Reject purchasing items in excessive packaging; buy those not in a package or in the smallest package possible.  
Reduce the number of items purchased; only buy those that are needed and will be used.  
Reuse items that can be repaired.
Recycle - it is good for you and the community, and it is the law.


General Information

In need a new recycling bin? Please stop at the Borough Office on the 2nd floor to recieve one!
For a new trash can, please contact Penn Waste at 717-767-4456.
Penn Waste collects the garbage and recycling in Red Lion Borough.
Visit their website where you are able to:
-take a tour of Penn Waste's recycling facility;
-read all about what is recyclable and how to prepare them;
-download a print their Single Stream Recycling Guidelines on their All About Residential Recycling page;
-pay your bill online; 
-contact Penn Waste's Customer Service Department;
-view Penn Waste's holiday schedule
and much, much more!
Help the environment by following their guidelines.

Recycling is Mandatory in Red Lion Borough! 

How should I dispose of...

My old and unwanted electronic items

A close option is Silverback Recycling located right here in Red Lion at 800 W Maple St. Call them for more info at 717-455-9777 or you can visit their recycling site https://silverback-recycling.business.site/.

Another option is The York County Solid Waste Authority (717) 845-1066 www.ycswa.com
In Pennsylvania certain electronics are restricted by law from being disposed of in the trash due to the toxic metals they contain. The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA), Act 108 of 2010, requires the following “covered devices” to be recycled in Pennsylvania:
-Computer Peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.)
-Computer Monitors

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) located at 2651 Blackbridge Road in York.  There is no tipping fee for loads consisting solely of electronics.  If delivering other wastes in addition to electronics during the same visit, the entire load will be subject to the YCRRC tipping fee.


Large items such as a sofa, chair, mattress, etc.

You may dispose of one bulk item per week through curbside collection.
For large items to be acceptable, they must be able to be lifted into a truck by two people. Loose piles are not able to be accepted.

Acceptable Items
Appliances such as Refrigerators and Washing Machines
Carpet (48 max. length, rolled and tied)
Mattresses & Box Springs
Car Tires (TIRES ONLY. Must be removed from rims)
Tree Branches & Brush (48 max. length, bundled and tied)
Scrap Metal (48 max. length)

Non-Acceptable Items
Paints, Stain, Chemicals and Liquids
Automobile Parts
Household Hazardous Waste
Tires on Rims|
Commercial and Industrial Waste
Construction Materials or Debris, including:
Treated Lumber
Ceiling Tiles
If you have questions about large item pickup in your area, contact the Penn Waste Customer Service team or call (717) 767-4456 to speak with a Penn Waste representative.


Grass Clippings

The preferred option is for residents to dispose of grass clippings by using a mulching mower, composting, or another environmentally acceptable means.  If you have no other options, grass clippings can be thrown in the trash.



Please visit our Public Works Department's Leaf Collection page.


Branches and Limbs

Please visit our Public Works Department's Branch & Limb Collection page.
Penn Waste will also collect branches & limbs every friday as long as they follow these guidelines:

48 max. length, bundled and tied


My cut Christmas tree after the holidays

Please visit our Public Works Department's Christmas Tree Collection page.


Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts & CFL's

Fluorescent lamps are considered hazardous because they contain mercury.  Click here for information on how to dispose of these items. 


Household Hazardous Waste

The York County Solid Waste Authority explains what you can do here.

Batteries and cell phones

The York County Solid Waste Authority explains what you can do here.