Recycling Education

Montgomery County Recycling Guide: recycling items from A to Z


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Commercial Recycling
Since 1995, PA Act 101 and Cheltenham Ordinance 1820-95 have required all commercial and institutional entities to recycle high-grade office paper, aluminum cans, corrugated paper and leaf wastes.  However, the Township Ordinance also requires these entities to submit reports detailing the tonnage they recycle to the Refuse Superintendent, Cheltenham Township, 8230 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA  19027. The report must appear on the recycling hauler’s letterhead, as required by the state.   

Recycling is not only the law. It’s also a valuable boon to the environment since it reduces pollution while preserving natural resources. 

For more information, contact the Public Works Department.

Where to Recycle Used Oil
Scrap Metal
The Township will accept some types of scrap metal for drop-off recycling. Contact the Public Works Department at 215-635-4600 for details.