Recycling is picked up WEEKLY by JP Mascaro *effective May 3, 2021.
JP Mascaro is the township's new recycling vendor, but don't worry - your pickup day remains the same!
2021 Weekly Curbside Recycling Schedule
On a Holiday week, collection following the holiday will be pushed one day. This means that occasionally there will be Saturday collections.
Residents are entitled to one free, blue recycling container per household. If you would like to use additional containers that you purchase yourself, stickers may be available at the Township Office to place on your containers. Please ensure the containers can be lifted by one person.
Recycling color-coded schedules including recycling zone maps were mailed directly to residents in April by JP Mascaro. Recycling charges are included in the Municipal Tax Bill received in the Spring.
Items to be recycled are listed below. Residents can commingle all recyclables including cans, bottles, plastic containers, paper, newspaper and cardboard.
- All recyclables must be inside of a cart or bin
- All cardboard boxes must be tied or bundled in order to be collected
- NO LOOSE BOXES WILL BE COLLECTED
The following materials are accepted under the current recycling contract:
- Clear glass containers
- Green glass containers
- Brown glass containers
- Aluminum cans
- Steel Cans
- Bi-metal cans
- Plastics with the recycle numbers 1-7
- Newspapers & inserts
- Cardboard & paper including magazines,cereal/light food boxes without contamination (Cardboard must be cut down to 24" or smaller pieces)
If you have any questions regarding the recycling program, please contact the Township Office at (610) 779-5660.
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND INSTITUTION RECYCLING
Collecting and hauling recyclables is the responsibility of the business or institution and you are required to submit an annual report (provided by your hauler) to the Township annually. Different haulers may be necessary for different recyclables. See box of items to be recycled below:
Mandatory Items to be Recycled
- High-Grade Office Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Marketable Grades of Paper
- Aluminum Cans
- Bimetallic & Steel Cans
- Amber Glass
- Clear Glass
- Green Glass
- Mixed Glass
- Leaf Waste
- Yard Waste
- Plastics #1 through #7 - including PET & HDPE Plastics
Other Items to be Recycled on a Voluntary Basis
- Scrap Metals
- Used Motor Oil
- Oil filters
- Batteries, Lead-Acid
- Nickel & Cadmium Bat.
- Auto Parts
- Construction Materials
- Consumer Electronics
- Ink Cartridges
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Food Waste
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Rubber Tires
- White Goods
Exeter is a Pennsylvania Act 101 Recycling Municipality mandating all residents, commercial establishments, and institutions to recycle according to the Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Ordinance (link is to off-site codification page). Violators will be fined from $100 to $1,000 per incident.
See the brush depository page for more information.
Worried about the mercury in those compact flourescent light bulbs (CFL)? Well, Home Depot offers free recycling of them at all of their stores. You can read more about it on their website.
COUNTY-RUN RECYCLING COLLECTIONS
Twice a year the Berks County Solid Waste Authority runs collections for items that are more difficult to dispose of. They currently have separate collections for Paper Shredding & Pharmaceutical Waste, and Household Hazardous Waste.
The County Solid Waste Authority has a full-time electronic waste collection center. See their website for more information.
They also accept tires for recycling at the center on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8am to noon.
AUTO BATTERY RECYCLING
Car and truck batteries can be dropped off at 2 locations for recycling. East Penn Manufacturing (Lyon Station, PA) and Exide Corporation (Reading, PA).
WHITE GOOD DISPOSAL
Every Saturday from 7am to 11am, the Pioneer Crossing Landfill offers disposal of "white goods" for residents of Exeter, Robeson, and Union Townships, and Birdsboro Borough. White goods are appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, etc. The appliances must be dropped off at the landfill. You must bring ID for proof of residency. Any appliance containing freon must have a sticker certifying they are now freon-free. For more information, please call 610-582-2900.