Helpful Recycling Hints

Reduce household trash to create, a process known as "source reduction".

Source Reduction Hints

  • Recycle plastic bags at your grocery store or reuse plastic bags on your next trip to the store.
  • Buy products made from or packaged in recycled or returnable containers. Some packaging made from recycled materials is marked with a recycling symbol. If the box is gray on the inside, this means the box was made from recycled material.
  • Buy items in the largest possible size because you will use fewer containers.
  • Reuse as many materials as possible.

Other Ways to Recycle

  • Electronics are recyclable. Dauphin County Department of Solid Waste Management and Recycling operates a Recycling Center for electronics and other recyclable items.
  • American Flags can be placed in a drop-box at the Township Municipal Center or at the American Legion Post 272.
  • Clothing and household items can be donated to:
    • Bethesda Mission
    • Goodwill
    • Local Churches
    • Promise Place
    • Salvation Army
    • Shalom House
    • Veterans Administration
    • Volunteers of America