Recycling in Harrisburg


Residents of Harrisburg who live in single-family homes are eligible for Curbside Recycling, collected every Tuesday. If you live in an apartment or other attached housing unit, or have items not collected at curbside, you can use Drop Off recycling options at locations around the County.


For information on how to recycle an item, select the category you want to recycle:


  • Newspapers
  • Magazines / Catalogs
  • Office / School / Computer Paper
  • Paperback Books/Phone Books
  • Junk Mail
  • Milk/Juice Cartons and "Drink Boxes"
  • Spiral Paper Cans (Pringles, frozen juice, Pillsbury)
  • Cereal (food/shoe/beverage) Boxes
  • Cardboard (corrugated, brown) Boxes
  • Shredded Paper

Plastic / Glass / Metal

  • Plastic Containers (bottles and wide-mouth #1 - 7)
  • Plastic Buckets/Crates/Toys
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Steel Cans (soup, vegetables)
  • Aluminum Cans (beverage, pet food)
  • Appliances (large and small)
  • Scrap Metal (grill, swing set, mower)


  • Electronics (computers, TVs, cell phones, DVD, etc.)
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Batteries - Car/Truck/Boat
  • Batteries - Household
  • Cooking Oil
  • Motor Oil/Filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Tires
  • Wooden Pallets