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Recycling

Cumberland County Solid Waste Management has a commercial size shredder and will shred paper materials for citizens on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (no binders or paper clips; staples are OK). The cost for shredding is $.20 per pound.

If you have paper to be shredded, go to the Ann Street Landfill and follow the road to the right. At the scale house, go to the window and tell the weighmaster you have shredding. You will be instructed on where to go for the shredding. Once at the baling facility, the papers will be weighed and you will be given a receipt with weight listed. Go back to the scale house and give the weighmaster your receipt. You will be charged based on the weight listed on the receipt.

Shredding is not available to businesses, including home-based businesses.

Recycling Tonnages for Cumberland County Solid Waste Management

(Amounts reported are for January 2015 through December 2015 for Cumberland County Solid Waste Management Department collection and disposition of recyclables)

  • Aluminum: 6.94 tons
  • Batteries: 2, 722 each (39 lbs each) or 53.08 tons
  • Books: .11 tons
  • Cardboard: 44.21 tons
  • Commingled Textiles: 6.54 tons
  • Cooking Oil: 1,730 gallons (8 lbs each) or 6.92 tons
  • Electronics: 5.29 tons
  • Glass: 1.66 tons
  • Metal: 44.45 tons
  • Mixed Paper: 3.66 tons
  • Plastic: 3.55 tons
  • Shingles, clean: 7.32 tons
  • White Goods: 10.27 tons
  • Textiles: 6.54 tons
  • Tires: 4,789.03 tons
  • Total Tons: 4,989.57
Tire Area:
  • Car tires
  • Truck/Tractor tires

A completed Tire Certification Form is required at time of disposal.

If car or truck tires have rims, the cost will be $1 per tire.

Tires not eligible for free disposal (6 or more tires) are $61 per ton or $3.05 per 100 pounds.

Tires must be unloaded by hand and stacked in van trailer.

Tires accepted Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Baling Area:
(white goods and computers)
(No charge for these items)
  • Televisions / Stereos
  • Small Appliances With Cord (radio, toaster, hairdryer, coffee maker, etc.)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dishwashers
  • Empty oxygen/acetylene/propane cylinders/tanks
  • Fluorescent bulbs (5 per household, no commercial businesses)
  • Freezers (doors removed)
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators (doors removed)
  • Stoves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Computer Equipment
  • VHS Cassette Tapes / Floppy Disks / Printer Ink Cartridges
Reutilization Area:
(Charge of $0.75 per 100 pounds or $15 per ton)
  • Shingles (no paper, plastic, wood, etc.)
  • Oyster Shells (no charge)

Do you know what the arrows in the recycling symbol represent?

Recyling You probably recognize the recycling symbol but few of us know what those arrows represent. Some think that the arrows represent the key words of waste reduction – reduce, reuse, and recycle.

What they represent are the three necessary steps in recycling.

  1. Separation and Collection. It’s no longer enough to separate your garbage and put your bottles and cons into a recycling bin.
  2. Manufacturing. Manufacturers are needed to make something from these bottles and cans.
  3. Buying Recycled Products. Consumers need to purchase these products in order to close the loop and make the recycling program work.

Each component of the recycling system is dependent upon the other two. That means if you are not buying products made from recycled material you aren’t really recycling.

Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, reduces air and water pollution, and helps create jobs.

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