Chester Offers Different Ways To Recycle

Electronics Waste Recycling is now available at DPW Garage twice a month.


Chester Township will offer ongoing e-waste recycling at the DPW garage at 65 Furnace Road on the first Wed. each month between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and the first Sat. of each month between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon.


All residents of Chester Township and Chester Borough may participate in the program. Proof of residency is required. There will be someone at the garage that can assist.


As a reminder to residents, Chester Township has moved to a ‘Single Stream’  Recycling program. All paper and bottles/cans can now be co-mingled in the same waste bins.


Items to be recycled include paperboard boxes such as cereal, pasta, tissue, milk and juice cartons, juice boxes, frozen food boxes; corrugated cardboard (flattened) and paper bags; plastic food and beverage containers, plastic cups, plastic jugs; any plastic item containing the recycling symbol #1, #2, #4, #5 & #7; glass bottles and jars; metal cans and clean aluminum foil, pie plates and trays; loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps; cardboard beverage carriers; file folders and office paper; junk mail, catalogs & magazines, phone books, paper towel rolls and paperback books.


Do not place anything in plastic bags. Collection size container cannot be larger than 32 gallons. Please use more than one container if necessary. Shredded paper must be placed in clear plastic bags and tied. Do not place loose shredded paper in with single stream items.


Book Recycling Drop Off is offered at Chester Township Municipal Building.

The township provides a bin at the Municipal Building to deposit used and unwanted books?  New Legacy Books program out of Hackettstown gives books a “new legacy through reuse or redistribution” to organizations that promote literacy and raise funds for charity. If books are no longer usable, they are properly recycled. They do not end up in a landfill.


Clothing Drop-off Bins are also at the Township Building.


Residents can drop off unwanted clothes and shoes at the two clothing bins next to the book bin, at the side of the Municipal Building. Clothing from these drop off bins benefit the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (DARE) program.


Tire and Auto Battery Recycling is set for Sat., April 2, at the DPW garage in Chester, from 8 a.m. until noon.


Car tires w/rim $6 each; car tires without rim $3 each; truck tires $8-$13 depending on size; large tractor and heavy duty truck tires charged $4.50 per ply; automobile batteries no charge.




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