The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection administers the requirements of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act 101), which in turn requires that Lancaster Township gather and report data on “post-consumer” recyclables that are collected and marketed on an annual basis. 

Commercial, Industrial and Institutional waste generators in the Municipality are required to recycle certain material in accordance with the Township’s Waste and Recycling Ordinance that has been in place since May 7, 1990. In addition to the typical household recyclable materials, Township Ordinance requires recycling of high grade office paper, corrugated cardboard, tires and large appliances.

  • If you are a commercial, industrial or institutional user AND you DO rely on a licensed waste hauler to transport your recyclables, your data is already reported. 
  • If you DO NOT rely on your waste hauler to transport some or all of your recyclables, please assist us in capturing this information by completing the Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Annual Recycling Report mailed to you each January. 

Contact Joanne Yost at Lancaster Township for assistance or if you are a new user requiring a form. Email: – Phone: (223) 221-7507