The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) has up-to-the-minute information on ACT 101 PENNSYLVANIA’S "MUNICIPAL WASTE PLANNING, RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION ACT". This law went into effect July 1988. Be sure to click on the highlighted links to the right of their page for more details.
Colebrookdale Township is mandated by the PaDEP to adopt Ordinances and Resolutions regulating recycling within the Township. The Township regulations for Commercial, Industrial and Residential recycling can be found in the ordinance recycling section.
Township has signed an agreement with Hopewell Excavating at 172 Fancy Hill Road to have a location for all residents to drop-off their YARD WASTE. Items acceptable for drop-off include BRANCHES, WOOD CHIPS, TYPICAL YARD WASTE, SMALL STUMPS (no dirt allowed), CLEAN LUMBER. Please follow the link above for more information. Please note the following items are NOT acceptable for drop-off grass clippings, dirt, rocks, soil, edging, painted wood, old mulch and pressure treated wood.
The Berks County Solid Waste Authority has additional information on where to recycling hazardous waste, electronics and tires as well as many ideas and links to informational sites concerning the benefits and results of recycling in your community.