Environmental problems have become so complex that many individuals feel they can have no effect on them. Problems like global warming, hazardous waste, loss of rain forests, endangered species, acid rain, the ozone layer, and the municipal waste crisis can feel out of our control. At the very least, these problems require group and corporate action or government intervention.
For detailed information about the benefits of recycling, please click here to visit the website for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. (link will open in a new window)

Why does my Township have a compost processing program?

The compost processing program was developed because the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Act 101 mandates recycling in Pennsylvania`s larger municipalities, requires counties to develop municipal waste management plans, and provides for grants to offset expenses.

The goals of the Act are to reduce Pennsylvania`s municipal waste generation; recycle at least 25% of waste generated; procure and use recycled and recyclable materials in state governmental agencies; and educate the public as to the benefits of recycling and waste reduction.

The benefits of recycling and waste reduction include reduced pollution risks; conservation of natural resources, energy and landfill space; and reduced disposal costs.

Who do I contact with questions, comments, or concerns?

For any information not found on this page, please send your inquiry to kstapleton@mstownship.com or call 570-223-8920 x 118