Commercial and Institutional Recycling

Recycling is mandatory per Township ordinance. For commercial and institutional entities, due diligence is required in the disposal of recyclables. Upper Uwchlan Township businesses should contact their contracted hauler to learn the proper way to dispose of recyclables.

Upper Uwchlan Township Code §148.5: Commercial, institutional and municipal recycling.
All persons occupying commercial, institutional and municipal establishments within Upper Uwchlan Township shall separate high-grade office paper, aluminum, corrugated paper, leaf and yard waste, mixed paper, glass, steel cans, plastics and such other recyclable materials as may be changed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Uwchlan Township, generated at such establishments and from community activities; store the materials until collection by a licensed municipal waste collector; and quarterly provide written documentation and certification to Upper Uwchlan Township of the total number of tons of materials, and the types of materials recycled. Such persons may comply with the reporting requirements hereunder by requiring their municipal waste collector to provide said documentation and certification directly to the Township. The Recycling Coordinator or the Code Enforcement Officer has the right to inspect all commercial, institutional and municipal recycling for compliance with this chapter.