Recyclable Collection

Lower Paxton Township requires all residents occupying single-family and multi-family dwellings of two and three units to recycle specific materials from their solid waste. Waste Management is the collector of the recyclables, however the recyclables are then taken to Penn Waste. More information on recycling is provided by Penn Waste.  

Recyclable Items

  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Cardboard (Corrugated cardboard and shipping boxes only)
    Please remember to break down boxes and cardboard. If the items do not fit in recycle can, please bundle them in 3'x3' stacks and place next to recycle bin)
  • Cartons
  • Glass containers (Food and beverage glass only)
  • Newspapers
  • Plastics (Numbers 1, 2 and 5)

Unacceptable Items

Recycle These Items
  • Aluminum foil
  • Broken glass/drinking glasses
  • Christmas lights
  • Food-soiled materials
  • Hoses
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors/ceramics
  • Needles and medical waste
  • Plastic bags like grocery bags
  • Plastic tableware (forks, knives, etc)
  • Propane tanks
  • Scrap metal
  • Shredded paper
  • Used paper towels/tissues
  • Waxy cardboard
  • Wet cardboard/paper

Electronics Recycling

The Dauphin County Recycling Center (DCRC) accepts many types of electronic equipment and other items that are recyclable but may not be collected at the curb. This is free for all residents of Dauphin County. For $5, the DCRC will also perform confidential paper shredding. Questions should be directed to the DCRC by calling them at 717-982-6772. The County has additional information on its website.

Hazardous Waste

If you wish to dispose of hazardous waste, please contact Waste Management.

Website: (Select "Schedule a Home Collection")
Call: 1-800-449-7587
Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm