Kraft Bags
are used for your grass and leaves, and are available to the residents of East Cocalico at no cost. You must contact your trash hauler for the costs to pick up and Kraft Bags and cost.

Ordinance 2004-07 amended by
 Ordinance 2018-05

More information at:

CURBSIDE Recycling Revised to the BIG 4: The list of acceptable materials for placement in the curbside recycling bin has changed for Lancaster County.  Only the following materials (the “Big 4”) should be placed in the curbside recycling bin:

  1. Corrugated Cardboard (to be cleaned and flattened)
  2. Plastic Bottles and Jugs (must have a neck)
  3. Metal Food & Beverage Cans
  4. Glass Bottles & Jars.

Please discard any other materials (including paper) and remember “when in doubt, throw it out”. LCSWMA will turn these materials into renewable energy.

The dumpser is located at East Cocalico Township Municipal Building,
100 Hill Road, Denver.

Due to the new recycling changes, the paper dumpster was taken away. Paper, newspaper, junk mail, office paper is now considered trash and can be thrown out with your trash. Read more.

NOT SURE WHERE TO TAKE A ITEM FOR PROPER RECYCLING? Find a recycling center near you by typing in the item you wish to recycle and your zip code. The website will then supply you with a listing of nearest locations to you. Please visit

The following items below are recycling items that are available to the Township residents. Located at 100 Hill Road, Denver (M-F 8am-4:30pm)

  • Battery Bags for your used batteries. When the bag is full place it beside your recycling bin on your normal trash pickup day. These battery bags are available in the Township lobby area.
  • Bins and Buckets for your recylables; when the bin is full place it outside on your normal trash pickup day.  Available in the Township lobby area.
  • CFL bulbs are collected in the Township lobby; for the smaller "spiral" or "pig tail" light bulbs only. For the larger "tubes", please contact your hauler or transport them to Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority (397-9968).
  • Cardboard (corrugated only), please see left side link for more information, or click here.
  • Cell Phones are collected in the Township lobby (any wireless phone, their batteries, and accessories). Be certain to deactivate your service and delete personal information.
  • Christmas Trees can be dropped off at the designated area located at the Township Municipal Building, during the month of January. Open: The month of January, from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week. Please follow signs for the drop off area, and do not place on the Woody Waste pile. Please remove all decorations, including any plastic bags that you may have used to transport the tree.
  • Leaf Bags (Kraft) are available to pick up in the Township lobby area. Please contact your trash hauler for the pickup days and their cost.
  • Woody Waste Site, please see left side link for more information, or click here.

Lisa A. Kashner, Recycling Officer           E-mail
Romao R. Carrasco, Assistant Recycling Officer     E-mail
Phone: 717-336-1720


PENNSYLVANIA LAW requires municipalities with populations above 5,000 to recycle. By that law, East Cocalico Township must provide a curbside-recycling program to residents and commercial businesses. The Township considered a number of different types of programs before deciding to license waste haulers. Licensing allows residents and commercial businesses to continue to choose their own haulers while guaranteeing that they receive necessary services – most notably, curbside collection of recyclables. A licensed waste hauling program requires haulers to meet certain general conditions to do business in East Cocalico Township. Chief among those conditions is the requirement to pick up recyclable materials separated by residents and to collect those materials on the same day that they pick up trash. Haulers who regularly collect trash from your home or business also must collect the following recyclable materials: newsprint, clear and colored glass, food and beverage cans, tires and large appliances (call you Hauler for the schedule of picking of large items; they must collect tires and appliances at least twice a year). Yard waste (primarily grass and leaves) must be picked up between April 1 and October 15. Leaves must be picked up at least four times each year between October 15 and December 1. Yard waste is defined as all garden residues, leaves, shrubbery, tree trimmings, grass clippings, and sod. Recycling - All Persons within the Municipality shall Source Separate Designated Recyclable Materials generated by such Person or generated within a Residential Unit, Multi-Family Unit or Non-Residential Unit occupied by such Person. The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has a Hazardous Waste facility. This facility will take fluorescent bulbs, computers, paint cans, full aerosol cans, and other hazardous material (empty aerosol cans should be put out with your regular trash). LCSWMA promotes education in the areas of environmentally sound waste management through informational brochures, cooperative efforts with local, state and federal government agencies, and participation in community development efforts. Please call (717)397-9968 for information or visit their website by clicking here: LCSWMA.