Elk Township Seeking Donations for Recycling Program

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ELK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The recycling bin in Elk Township has become so popular, so quickly that township supervisors are asking for small donations to help offset costs.

(Photo courtesy Elk Township.)

With the donation bins already in place, supervisors took some time at their regular meeting Wednesday to discuss having a permanent sign made for the bins. Though no specific phrasing was finalized, the supervisors wanted to make it clear that donations would be appreciated, but are not necessary to use the recycling bin.

“We want to help it self-subsidize,” Township Supervisor Jeff Carlstrom said.

Currently, the bin is costing the township approximately $100 per month. All money donated would be used to help defray that cost.

Supervisors initially thought the bin would need to be dumped once every couple of months. But township residents have been using it to the point that it needs emptied at least once a month.

“It’s a good thing (it’s being used so much),” Carlstrom said. “It’s been pretty popular.”