We are dedicated to a greener township for a healthier world.
Hatfield Township is a member of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission along with ten other municipalities in the area. Each municipality works together to improve recycling in the area. To assist residents in their recycling efforts Hatfield Township offers several recycling programs. A list of local businesses that collect certain items for recycling is available here. Recycling information for township businesses can be found here.
Residents in Hatfield Township are required to recycle the following items as part of single stream recycling in the township.
Aluminum, Steel, and Bimetal cans
This includes all metal food, beverage, and aerosol cans.
Glass-Clear, Amber, and Green Glass
All glass food, beverage bottles, and jars are recyclable.
Plastics Number 1 through 7
Look on the bottom of the plastic bottle for the triangle with the number in it.
Newspapers, Magazines, and Junk Mail
Tie in a bundle or place in a paper bag.
Recycling and Trash haulers that service Hatfield Township can be found here.
Third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon
Because most trash haulers will not collect corrugated cardboard with regular recycling, Hatfield Township offers a monthly drop-off at the Hatfield Township Public Works Building, located on the corner of Unionville Pike and Richmond Road.
Residents may also drop off moderate portions of yard waste, such as leaves, garden residue, and tree branches (small twigs) monthly as well. Biodegradable brown paper bags are available at home improvement or grocery stores. Hatfield Township cannot accept grass clippings at this time. Residents are limited to two trips of branches per Saturday.
May 14, 2012 - The Lenhart Road Recycling Drop-Off Center is closed until further notice. This regretful action is due to the continual excessive use of individuals as well as illegal dumping by commercial entities. The extensive costs related to address the volume of material necessitated the closure while Hatfield Township considers appropriate mechanisms to reopen the center. Providing a location for township residents to place leaves from their yard and small branches is and will be the goal of the Commissioners and staff, however the use by non-residents and commercial companies have created operational challenges. State recycling grant funds have covered the expenses to date, however extensive staff time averaging over 35 man hours per week and increased depreciation of equipment cannot be sustained.
After the holiday season is over, bring your Christmas trees to the Hatfield Community Park and Pool. You can leave the trees in a designated area and they will get recycled. You can bring your trees as soon as December 26 until the end of January.
Bags to Benches
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Hatfield Township Adminstration Building ~Drop off located in lobby and open during normal building hours
Public Works Building ~Drop off the 3rd Saturday each month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Giant Food Stores ~Located in lobbies and open during normal business hours
What is Bags to Benches?
A program that converts plastic bags into park benches has become an initiative of Hatfield Township, which will begin accepting clean, pliable, plastic bags from Township residents during its third Saturday monthly recycle program. By adding plastic bags to its collection enterprise, the township becomes a partner to Giant Food Store, in a program called “Bags to Benches.” Giant, in turn, works with Trex Company, manufacturer of recycle plastic lumber. Since 1997, at its stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Giant has collected enough plastic bags to make 1,500 benches, which have been placed into service at parks, schools, fire stations, libraries and churches. More than 3 million pounds of bags were collected and baled by Giant in 2011 for the program. It takes 10,000 bags to make one park bench.
Bags may be from other businesses besides Giant, and can be tinted or have color text. Dry cleaner bags, clear film and shrink wrap are acceptable, as are bags used to contain home-delivery newspapers. The program will not accept dirty bags nor hard plastic. The bags Hatfield Township staff collect will be added to those collected at Giant Food Store, Hatfield, destined for the Trex Company facility in Winchester, VA.
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. To donate, you can give us a call at 1-855-344-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Visit us online at http://philadelphia.wheelsforwishes.org
Please save your household hazardous waste, such as oil based paint and paint cans, fluorescent tubes, motor oil, and swimming pool chemicals for collection days, held several times a year by Montgomery County. For a complete list of recycling events, please visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org. For more information call the Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at 610.278.3618.
Best Buy electronics stores run a year round electronics recycling program accepting computers and various electronics. Many Items may be taken for recycling at no charge and with no purchase required. They will not accept Tube TVs larger than 32”. Check their website for details.
Staples also runs a free year round recycling program for computers and accessories. They do not accept any TVs. Check their website for details.
If you need to have your TV picked up, you can pay a company like 1-800-Got-Junk to come to your home for a fee.
Neighboring Counties Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Programs:
Montgomery County holds several paper shredding events throughout the year. For a complete list of recycling events, please visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org
Montgomery County holds several tire collection events throughout the year. For a complete list of recycling events, please visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses must recycle electronics suchs as computeres, computer monitors, laptops, television, tablets, and computer peripherals (printers, keyboards, mouse devices, etc.) as of January 23, 2013. Consumers and businesses will no longer be able to throw away their covered electronic devices with their curbside trash.
Haulers will no longer take covered electronic devices. Manufacturers are required to provide for the collection of covered electronic devices. This is offered to consumers at no cost. Consumers can find more information on registered manufacturers and where to recycl their covered electronics devices at www.dep.state.pa.us or through the DEP Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242. To find firms that accept and recycle electronic devices in your area, go to www.1800recycling.com.
Hatfield Township offers free recycling bins to all residents. You may pick up your free bin at the Hatfield Township Municipal Building during business hours
The costs of the bins are covered by the Department of Environmental Protection Act 904 Funds. Hatfield Township receives annual 904 funds each year based on the amount of recyclables collected in the township.
Hatfield Township offers a multi-family dwelling recycling program for those residents living in the over 2,000 apartments in the township. Most residents living in apartments do not have space for the large recycling bins used by homeowners. Through a Section 902 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection, the township was able to purchase smaller recycling bins that come with a handle. These bins are available at the Hatfield Township Municipal Building, along with an educational recycling handout.
If your family were graded on its recycling efforts, would you get an “A” or an “F”? That’s what Pennfield Middle School students are asking their elementary school peers in 2008, as part of a joint effort with Hatfield and Towamencin townships to improve the overall municipal recycling rate. Find out more about the Everyday Recycling Program, and download the brochure and report card.
Anyone with a smartphone can access drop off locations near them using this helpful app. Earth911.com created the Irecycle app for Android and IOS phones. The app provides you with 12 categories to choose from of recyclable items and then provides you locations where you drop off the items. IRecycle is a free app and is available by searching your app store. Visit www.earth911.com/irecycle/ for more information.
Household battery recycling has always been a difficult task. A new trade association, "Corporation for Battery Recycling" is hoping to implement a recycling program in 2013. For more information please follow this link.