York County-based Penn Waste has made a real commitment to promoting recycling to the public and its commercial customers through billboards, videos and a Recycle More PA website.
Want to learn more about recycling? Ask Herb, Penn Waste’s Master Recycler, and watch a series of videos on recycling. There’s even one on how to correctly recycle pizza boxes.
In 2015, Penn Waste recycled more than 100,000 tons of recyclable materials, including cardboard, cartons, plastic, glass and paper, pass in its 96,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art recycling center.
Click Here to watch a video tour of the facility, which is one of the largest single stream recycling facilities in the country.
The recycling website also includes tips on how to recycle and reduce the waste you produce, including using products made with recycled materials, using energy-efficient light bulbs, shopping with cloth bags, composting food and yard waste and repairing items instead of throwing them away.
Penn Waste partners with local schools to provide recycling education programs through its “Penny’s Nest, A Recycling Story.”
The company is even offering special “Recycling & Holiday Baking” recycling tips.
Here’s a quick summary of Penn Waste’s commitment to its recycling initiatives, “Working to create a green community together, Penn Waste encourages all of our residential and commercial customers to recycle. With just a few simple steps, by working together, we can drastically reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills and take a giant leap forward in preserving our community and our planet for future generations.”
In addition to promoting recycling, waste collected from its customers is used to create clean, green energy by fueling local waste to energy facilities, like the facility owned by the York County Solid Waste Authority and operated by Covanta Energy.
Penn Waste was founded in 2000 by Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) and serves communities in York, Lancaster, Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.For more information, visit Penn Waste’s Recycle More PA or the Penn Waste websites.
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