Chester County Hazardous Waste Schedule:
Recycling is mandatory in East Marlborough Township. Contact your trash hauler. For Information from Chester County about recycling please visit their website.
July is Lakes Appreciation Month!
July is Lakes Appreciation Month!LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH EVENT – Saturday July 16, 2022 From 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
You work and play on them. You drink from them. But do you really appreciate them? Growing population, development, and invasive species stress your local lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted!
The inaugural Lancaster County Lakes Appreciation Month Event was initiated and organizationally coordinated by PFBC District Officer J. Schmidt and is being sponsored by Chester Water Authority owners of the 520-acre Octoraro Reservoir http://chesterwater.com/fishingbrochure.pdf event venue along with Gina & Jim Neary who manage the Reservoirs recreational fishing and boating access. Conservation organizations to include the Octoraro Watershed Association
The mission of the Octoraro Watershed Association is to restore and protect the natural resources of the scenic Octoraro Creek and to preserve and protect its farmlands, forest, and rural heritage through education, outreach, restoration, and community stewardship. For more to include membership link to: www.theowa.org
Current Water Levels for Chester County
The below link will take you to the Chester County Water Authority’s webpage that has graphs and maps that illustrate today’s precipitation, groundwater, and streamflow conditions for the selected sites in Chester County.
Draft Plastic Bag and Straw Ordinance
AN ORDINANCE OF EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, The Township Board of Supervisors have tabled discussions to adopt the ordinance, therefore it is not adopted/approved. However, the Board has determined to keep the proposed amended ordinance on the website for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
Chester County Municipalities that have adopted a similar ordinance:
- Easttown Township
- West Chester Borough
- West Goshen Township
Philadelphia’s New Plastic Bag Ban
Delaware’s Plastic Carryout Bag Ban
Plastic Free July – Be Part of the Solution and Take the Challenge
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July ® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics
In line with EARTHDAY.ORG’S End Plastic Pollution Campaign, 13 year-old Lillith Electra Platt works hard in her fight to end the use of single use plastics.At age 7, she started ‘Lilly’s Plastic Pickup’ where she worked to clean up plastic waste around her community. Since then, Lilly has been successful in picking up over 150,000 pieces of plastic that she then sorts and posts to … READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
PAPER OR PLASTIC, THOSE PESKY PLASTIC BAGS
What is the better choice a paper or plastic bag? A reusable bag of course is the best choice. However, other bags also have their place.
A few years ago, a couple of communities in California banned plastic shopping bags only to find out that the sale of plastic garbage bags and wastebaskets liners went up. They discovered that many people use the free plastic bags they get at the store for kitchen and bathroom trash collection as well as diaper and pet waste cleanup. The free bags were replaced with bought bags. Those bans were lifted at the time.
Chester County grocery stores have collection containers at their entrances to collect and recycle plastic bags. Some bags might rip or have a hole in the bottom, making them unusable for home trash collection. Back to the grocery store entrance container is the place for them. But here are many other items to recycle in those containers you might not be aware of. You can also put in plastic newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, product wrap (used on paper towels, diapers, bathroom tissue, water bottles), food storage bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, LDPE/HDPE films and any film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label shown.
Please recycle only CLEAN and DRY bags and film and remove receipts or any other items.
Never put plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin. A plastic bag at a recycling facility can jam expensive sorting equipment.
Clean plastic bags mixed with sawdust will become plastic lumber – a deck, a dock, a fence, bench or even an attractive outdoor recycling container.
- DEP Covered Device Recycling Act
- Become a Certified Master Composter
- Composting – It’s Recycling…Naturally
- Recycling at the Lanchester Landfill
- Recycling at the Lanchester Landfill – Map
- Wood Recycling Video – Lanchester Landfill
- Hazardous Waste Companies
- Hazardous Waste Disposal
- 5 County Regional HHW Map
- Recycle Right at the Curb
- Recycling & Safe Disposal Opportunities
- Donations and Miscellaneous
Info on CCSWA Website