Recycling Information

Recycling Cart Sample Sizes
Recycling Cart Sample Sizes

Plum Borough participates in weekly single-stream recycling, on the same day as your trash collection day. All recycling materials are to be placed into an issued cart. You have your choice of a 95 gallon or 65 gallon recycling cart. Senior Citizens may select a 35 gallon cart.

Plum Borough residents are responsible for the proper care of carts. Republic Servicesthe Borough's trash and recycling hauler, will maintain ownership of carts and may charge for replacement or repair to carts if a resident is found negligent.

Acceptable Recycling Items:
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard - broken down in wheeled cart
  • Glass - all colors and shapes
  • Newsprint and Inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Plastics Nos. 1 thru 7
  • Steel Cans
  • Phone Books
  • Books
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Dry Food and Tissue Boxes
  • Pizza Boxes - lid only
  • Magazines and Catalogs
Non-Accetable Items:
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Waxed Boxed Containers
  • Pizza Boxes - bottom
  • Styrofoam Materials
  • Tires
  • Electronics