Upper Makefield Township

We Recycle

Recycling & HHW

According to the EPA, about 80 percent of what Americans throw away is recyclable. By taking a few extra seconds to sort out recyclables, you can bring that percentage down to zero. Find out more from your private trash hauler about recycling, and use Bucks County’s Household Hazardous Waste and Old Computer Collection program to keep your trash output low.


Home Recycling

Township residents are required at a minimum to recycle:

  • Glass Containers: clear, green, and brown glass bottles & jars
  • Bimetal Containers & Aluminum Cans: rinsed beverage and food containers
  • Plastic Containers: plastics #1 and #2, additional plastics depending on the hauler

In addition, residents are required to either compost leaves or arrange for disposal separate from trash with their private hauler or drop-off location.

Check with your hauler or homeowners association for specific recycling capabilities, schedule, and separation requirements. Your hauler may collect more than the minimum recycling items listed.

Allied Waste 215-723-3862
George Leck & Sons 215-675-8000
RecycleBank 888-727-2978
Waste Management 800-869-5566

Commercial & Institutional Recycling

Township businesses are required at a minimum to recycle:

  • Office paper
  • Aluminum cans
  • Corrugated paper
  • Yard Waste

Businesses are also encouraged to recycle plastic and glass containers as provided by their hauler.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Bucks County runs a Household Hazardous Waste and Old Computer Collection program once a month from May through December each year. Visit the county website for the schedule. HHW items that should not be thrown in regular trash include:

Pesticides
  • Chlordane
  • DDT
  • Malathion
  • Sevin
  • Rodent Poison
Toxics
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rust/Paint Remover
  • Weed Killer
  • Antifreeze
  • Mercury
  • CFLs (fluorescent lamps)
Flammables
  • Oil-based Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • Spot Removers
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Gas/Oil mixture
  • Heating Oil
Household Batteries
  • All Button Types
  • Lithium
  • Rechargeables
Caustics
  • Ammonia-Based Cleaners
  • Household Lye
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Metal Cleaner
Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Car
  • Marine
  • Motorcycle
  • Truck
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