Recycling in Montgomery Township

Recycling in Montgomery Township! 

Batteries, Single-Use Recycling - You can now drop off your single-use batteries at the Township Building or the Community and Recreation Center. We are unable to accept Lithium batteries. Click here to learn more about recycling batteries.

Cardboard Recycling- Montgomery Township has cardboard recycling for residents available at the Township Building located at 1001 Stump Road Montgomeryville, PA 18936.  It is open to residents and non-residents. Please no businesses. 

Christmas Tree Recycling- Christmas Tree Recycling begins annually on December 26th and runs through the end of January for RESIDENTS ONLY! Drop off your tree at William F. Maule Park at Windlestrae. The entrance to the park is located off of Kenas Road (1147 Kenas Rd, North Wales, PA 19454). 

Electronic and Clothing Recycling- Click here to learn about Montgomery County's program, Retrievr. 

This year's Electronic Recycling Day Event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 from 9am-Noon at William F. Maule Park @ Windlestrae. 

Leaf & Yard Waste Collection- Montgomery Township has both a monthly leaf & yard waste drop-off collection and two curbside pick-up collections annually for Township Residents. Grass clippings are not permitted. Click for details.

CFL Bulbs-  As a reminder - you can recycle the twisty CFL bulbs at retailers like Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy and Ikea, or Batteries + Bulbs. For more information, visit Light Bulbs | Montgomery County, PA - Official Website (

Curbside Recycling: Curbside recycling from ALL garbage haulers in Montgomery Township goes to “Blue Mountain Recycling” – located just off route 309/Bethlehem Pike in North Wales. We have SINGLE STREAM recycling – everything mixed together in the bin as it is sorted at the recycling plant.

Recycling News- Municipal and state regulations require that residents, commercial establishments and non-residential establishments recycle all recyclable materials.  Commonly recycled materials include:

  • Paper – newspaper, office/copy paper, glossy paper, color paper, cardboard, junk mail, phone books, cereal/cracker boxes
  • Plastic – bottles and jugs No. 1-7
  • Glass – clear, green and brown containers
  • Metal – aluminum, steel, tin, and bimetal cans and containers

You should check with your hauler for a complete list of acceptable recyclable materials.

Smoke Detectors - Learn about the different types of smoke detectors and how to dispose of them via a very informative article on the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission website.

Are Things Really Being Recycled?

This question often comes up. People are concerned that not all of the materials they put in their recycle bin are recycled. Their concern is that some end up in landfills. This leads some to minimize their recycling efforts. According to several major waste management firms in Montgomery County, all of the acceptable recycled materials listed above are being recycled.

You should continue to recycle all of the items listed above.

Things You Should Not Put into Your Recycle Bin

Here is a list of things that cannot be recycled and should not be put into your recycle bin:

  • Foam containers and cups, even if they have a recycle symbol on them,
  • Cups coated with wax or plastic such as soda cups,
  • Plastic bags such as grocery store bags (You can often take these bags back to the grocery store.),
  • Flexible packaging such as chip bags or juice pouches,
  • Plastic wrap,
  • Container caps,
  • Diapers, yes, some people throw soiled diapers into their recycle bins.

Avoid Contamination of Recycling Materials with Food or Liquids

Materials contaminated with food or liquid cannot be recycled. Here is what you should do:

  • Check that the material is recyclable. Look for the recycle symbol on items.
  • Rinse jars, bottles, and cans that have visible residue in them. A quick rinse is usually adequate.
  • Throw away heavily soiled items.

Local Resources for Recycling Other Materials

Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission   

Montgomery Township is a charter member of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission (NMCRC), a group of 11 municipalities in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania that work together to increase recycling and to promote recycling awareness and education. 

Montgomery County Recycles! 

Montgomery County offers information for residents, businesses, institution and municipalities on how, what and where to reuse and recycle.  Find out more about the following:

 Air Quality, Conserving Energy and Mitigate Carbon Emissions