Are you a business in Hatfield Township?
As Hatfield Township continues to move toward a more green friendly, we are encouraging our residents and businesses to make that move as well.
Why should your business recycle?
First... it's the LAW ... but there are several appealing reasons. Why send something to a landfill if it can be reused? Recycling saves money and resources. Reducing trash lowers disposal costs and maybe you could get rid of the dumpsters. Now that's appealing.
Non-Residential Recycling is Mandatory!
In 1988, Pennsylvania passed Act 101, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, to get Pennsylvania recycling! Hatfield Township passed a mandatory ordinance enforcing Act 101 in the township. This ordinance requires all businesses to recycle and is enforcable under the Hatfield Township law.
Non-residential establishments are required to recycle. Non-residential is defined as commercial, municipal, or institutional. Included in this are apartment buildings with four or more units.
Legal Requirement Information
Act 101, Section 1501 (c) (iii)
Municipal implementation of recycling programs shall include, at a minimum, the following elements:
Chapter 15, Recycling and Waste Reductions
It's the law, and it's a good idea! As waste disposal costs continue to rise, recycling can reduce your waste volume, and may save you money.
Hatfield Township Recycling Regulations
Chapter 238: Solid Waste, of the Hatfield Township code, provides the rules, regulations, and enforcement requirements for township businesses.
Hatfield Township is a part of Montgomery County and participates in the county recycling programs. Montgomery County offers recycling programs for electronics, hazardous waste, and prescription drugs. Please visit www.montgomerycountyrecycles.org
There are numerous trash and recyling haulers that serve Hatfield Township businesses and participate in the mandatory township recycling requirements. The trash haulers and related recycling informaiton can be found at www.greenhatfield.org.