2021 Permits are Available NOW!
See below for renewal information. Forms are available ONLINE and at the CENTER.
Where is our Recycling Center?
Our Center is located in the rear of the Municipal Building; follow the road down the left side of the buildings to the recycling bins.
Directions to our Building can be found here.
Lehman Township Municipal Building Address:
1183 Old Route 115
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612
How does it work?
Our attendant Donny will check permits as cars enter. He will be doing this from a distance, so please make sure you either hold it up or place it on the back of the car rear view mirror.
Please abide by the statewide social distancing policies that are in place.
Hours of Operation:
|Monday||7:00AM – 1:00PM|
|Wednesday||1:00PM – 7:00PM|
|Friday||7:00AM – 1:00PM|
|Saturday (2nd & 4th of every month)||10:00AM – 2:00PM|
Here at Lehman, we currently use the Single Stream recycling method which means no separation required. We have looked into moving to a dual stream method; HOWEVER, we have decided to keep our center AS IS and no changes will be made at this time.
Residents of Lehman Township and nearby towns are welcome to use our Recycling Center, however everyone needs a permit. This brings a low-cost recycling option to our residents and surrounding community.
We ask everyone to be respectful of our center. If you drop trash near or at the center, please pick it up. We appreciate everyone for doing their part in keeping Lehman clean!
Our Recycling Center is under surveillance by a Video Monitoring System and said footage will be used to identify dumping!
We want to thank our residents and permit holders for making changes in the way they recycle to make this possible.
If you need a permit, please follow the instructions below.
How do I get a Permit?
Mail in a completed Permit Application to our address listed above with a copy of your license and registration proving residency. Residents do not need to pay a fee to receive a permit. Your permit will be ready for pick-up at the recycling center (not the municipal office) within 7 days after we have received and accepted your Application. If you would like your permit to be mailed to you, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope.
RENEWAL for Residents
Each year a new form will need to be filled out and submitted. If no changes have occurred, no additional verification is required. You must renew your Permit on or before January of the following year.
Mail in a completed Permit Application to our address listed above with a $25 check made out to “Lehman Township”. Please include a copy of drivers license. Your permit will be ready for pick-up at the recycling center (not the municipal office) within 7 days after we have received and accepted your Application. If you would like your permit to be mailed to you, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope.
RENEWAL for Non-Residents
Each year a new form will need to be filled out and submitted with the yearly required fee. You must renew your Permit on or before January of the following year.
What do we accept?
THE RECYCLING CENTER CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY GLASS AS OUR HAULER WILL NOT TAKE IT.
Here is a list of items we can and cannot accept at our facility.
YES Clean Aluminum Cans;
YES Clean Steel Cans;
YES Clean Tin Cans;
YES Clean Plastic #1-#2***
YES Clean newspaper, office paper, magazines;
YES Clean Cardboard that is broken down;
YES Clean Brown Paper Bags;
***See the NO list below
NO Glass of any kind;
NO Plastic bags of any kind;
NO Food Stained containers;
NO Aerosol cans;
NO Styrofoam of any kind;
NO Paper towels or napkins;
NO Chip, candy or any other wrapper;
NO Ceramic glass, dishware, drinking glasses, bulbs, mirrors or window glass;
NO Shredded paper or paper to-go containers, waxed paper, waxed cardboard or frozen drink/food containers;
NO Hazardous or medical waste; Please contact the office for options to dispose of medication.
NO Any items NOT indicated on the “accepted items” list at the recycling center.
2021 COVID Update:
Our attendant, Donny, will be checking permits from a distance. If you need to pick up your permit or submit an application you MUST WEAR A MASK. We prefer applications to be mailed for everyone’s safety. Our operating hours will stay the same, please abide by the statewide social distancing policies that are in place.
Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and your cooperation during this time.
Effective April 14, 2020:
Our hauler has informed us they cannot take any more glass at this time! Therefore, we will not be taking any glass at our center. We apologize for this inconvenience and we are working to find a solution. Please do not bring any glass to the center, thank you.
Effective June 2, 2019:
We have had to implement set hours, with an attendant, at our recycling center to monitor all recycling going into our containers, to verify permits and to turn away trash and unaccepted items.
Recycling Education Grant
With a grant received through the Luzerne County Recycling Department, Lehman Township has been able to both educate and inform residents and community members about our Recycling Center. This grant has been utilized to both share what we offer here at the Township and provide useful information regarding what is recyclable and best recycling practices. We will apply for this grant again during the next round and hope to continue to get information out via printed newspaper to the community.
We have been lucky to utilize these funds while supporting small business. We advertise and educate about our Recycling Center monthly in the Back Mountain Community News. Check them out my clicking the logo below.