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Lycoming County Commissioners discuss recycling

Lycoming County has maintained five drop-off sites for recycling in recent weeks and will continue to do so until further notice.

Jason Yorks, Resource Management Services director, told commissioners Tuesday that the county is not expected to go back to normal recycling until sometime after it transitions from yellow to green phase.

At that time, recycling bins will be returned to their regular locations in municipalities.

For now, drop-off sites are in Williamsport, South Williamsport, Loyalsock Township, Hughesville and Jersey Shore.

Commissioner Tony Mussare said residents should not abuse their recycling privileges by throwing trash in bins.

He asked residents to advise people to abide by the rules.

Plastic garbage bags should not be dumped in the bins and cardboard boxes need to be broken down.

Commissioner Scott Metzger noted that plastic swimming pools and liners are not considered recyclable materials.

“You cannot throw your waste in with the recycling,” Mussare said.

Recycling materials include plastic bottles and jars; tin, steel and aluminum cans; glass bottles and jars.

Masks are to be worn by those visiting recycling sites.

In households where someone is infected with coronavirus, county officials ask that the family throw away recyclables.

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