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Recycling Center

Announcements.

We are open during regular business hours.

2023 Permits are Available NOW!
See below for renewal information.

Forms are available ONLINE below.


**NON-Residents: If you have sent in a non-resident application via mail and have not received it, please all Chrisandra at 570-674-7788 for verification of status.

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?

We have upgraded our camera systems with a license plate reader and positioning to view correctly placed permits. If your permit is not placed on the rearview mirror as described in the flier you received with your permit was issued (see below), please hold it up as your drive into the center.

YOUR PERMIT AND/OR LICENSE PLATE WILL BE READ BY OUR VIDEO SYSTEMS.
IF YOUR PLATE NUMBER DOES NOT MATCH AN ISSUED PERMIT, THAT IS CONSIDERED TRESPASSING
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Hours of Operation:

DayTime
Monday7:00AM – 1:00PM
Wednesday1:00PM – 7:00PM
Friday7:00AM – 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?

FOR RESIDENTS


NEW PERMITS for Residents
Either bring the completed Permit Application to our center or you can fill out the application there. Our recycling attendant will need to verify your license and registration proving residency. Residents do not need to pay a fee to receive a permit.
If you need to mail your application, your permit will be mailed to you within 7 days after your application is received and verified. Mailed applications must include a copy of your license and vehicle registration proving residency. If your are mailing your application to the office, YOU MUST include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mailed permits can no longer be picked up at the center. You will receive your permit within 14 days. Permits are issued SAME DAY at the center.

FOR NON-RESIDENTS


NEW PERMITS for Non-Residents
Either bring the completed Permit Application to our center or you can fill out the application there. The fee is $50; non-residents over the age of 65, the fee is just $30 – the attendant will verify this by checking your driver’s license. Please make the check out to “Lehman Township” (plus $1 if you are purchasing a hangtag). If your are mailing your application to the office, YOU MUSY include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mailed permits can no longer be picked up at the center. You will receive your permit within 14 days. Permits are issued SAME DAY at the center.

RENEWAL for Non-Residents (ONLY)
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.

Updates

2022 COVID Update:
We have upgraded our camera systems with a license plate reader and positioning to view correctly placed permits. If your permit is not placed on the rearview mirror as shown here, please hold it up as your drive into the center. If you need to pick up a permit or submit an application, we ask that you follow all state mandates at the time.

Again, we thank you! We appreciate your feedback and your cooperation with the continued mandate changes.

If you do not feel comfortable sticking the permit sticker on your vehicle (Shown Left),
we have bulk purchased vertical hang tags. Permits can be placed inside these tags
and hung on the rear-view mirror (Shown Center). 
These are available for purchase for $1 (please bring exact change) at the 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.