Hampden Township participates in a comprehensive recycling program in accordance with state law. Hampden Township’s recycling rate for 2013 was 21.03%, exceeding the state average of 15% and improving on the previous year rate of 18.91%.
There will be $10.00 charge for replacement recycling containers (22 gallon, green bins used prior to the toter carts) which may be purchased at the Township Municipal Building.
Collection is once a week on your normal collection day. Please have your items at the curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection but not earlier than 6 p.m. the night prior to your collection day.
The Township’s solid waste hauler has announced that residents billed by the Township for trash and recycle services may now recycle the below-listed items:
All Plastic Containers Labeled #1 – #7 with necks smaller than their bases
Remove caps/lids, rinse. Labels and neck rings do not need to be removed
Aluminum beverage cans
Steel food and beverage cans & empty aerosol cans
Remove caps/lids, rinse. Labels do not need to be removed
Clear, brown, & green glass food and beverage
CARDBOARD, PAPERBOARD, PAPER
Newspapers, Inserts and Junk Mail
Magazines, Catalogs, Envelopes
All sizes of cardboard boxes cut down into easy to handle sizes
Food boxes (i.e. crackers, cereal, cake boxes)
Empty paper towel & toilet paper rolls
Paperboard packaging (i.e. tissue boxes)
Office and School paper (any color)
Paper bags (grocery type)
Phone books & other soft cover books
Be sure all packaging is removed (i.e. Styrofoam, bubble wrap, peanuts, plastic liners, plastics, etc.)
Flatten cardboard boxes (When you receive your 65 gallon recycle cart, cut boxes down to fit inside cart)
Keep paper and cardboard items dry.
Electronics or Batteries
Needles (contact with hypodermic needles can cause serious worker injury)
Plastic Bags (Including Grocery Bags)
Plastic Tableware (Knives, Forks, etc.)
Plastic Toys or Sporting Goods
Plastic Tubs, Cups & Trays
Polystyrene Cups or Plates
Soaked and/or Wet Papers or Cardboard
Solvents, Oil and/or Chemical Containers
Tupperware or Disposable Plastic Containers
Windows, Mirrors, Ceramics
Please contact the Township’s Utility Billing Office at 909-7145 for additional information.