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What Can You Recycle?

Recycling processing line in Mars, PA.Each waste and recycling hauling company's list of accepted materials is different. Please check with your collection company for the most accurate list of acceptable materials.

Some materials are too complex, volatile, hazardous, or delicate for processing with other recyclable materials. Other items cannot be accepted because they cannot be processed with our equipment.

Below is a list of the materials we process at our facility. 


Recyclable Materials

  • Paper
      Junk mail
      Office paper
  • Cardboard (no wax-coated)
  • Plastic
      PET & HDPE plastic soda bottles
      Milk and water jugs
      Liquid detergent
      Bleach and softener bottles
  • Metals
      Aluminum cans
      Bi-metal food and beverage cans

Non-Recyclable Materials

  • Electronic waste (Computers, TVs, etc.)
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries of any kind
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquid waste: oil, antifreeze, wet paint, gasoline, freon
  • Chemical containers: Pump top or spray bottles, pesticide or herbicide bottles
  • Plastic cooking oil bottles
  • Polystyrene(cups or plates)
  • Plastic shopping bags or garbage bags
  • Aluminum siding
  • Toys
  • Lawn furniture
  • Foil trays
  • Paint cans
  • Window glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Crystal
  • Glass tumblers
  • Ceramics
  • Mirrors
  • Ovenware
  • Soft or hard bound books
  • Phonebooks

Hard-To-Recycle Materials Collection

The following are examples of materials that cannot be processed at TC Recycling, but are collected by other organizations. Click here for a list of Hard to Recycle Collection Events.

  • Cell/home phones
  • CFL bulbs
  • Computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, UPS/servers, Zip drives, etc.)
  • Expanded polystyrene packaging material
  • Microwave ovens
  • Stereo equipment and video game consoles/DVD players
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers
  • Alkaline batteries
  • CDs/DVDs/floppy discs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Small Freon appliances
  • Stereo speakers
  • Tires (with and without rims)
  • VHS tapes.

Counties in Western PA and Eastern Ohio host yearly events for the collection of hard-to-dispose-of items. Many of the above items can be disposed of at little to no cost. Dates for collection events are posted on Seneca Landfill's website as they become available.