WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Recycling Center at 66 Volunteer Drive, Berlin Township, is celebrating 25 years serving the community. In February 1992, the County took its ground breaking step towards cutting down on waste and saving resources for generations that will follow.

To mark the occasion, Director of Solid Waste and Recycling Randy Heller said the facility will be marking Earth Day by offering a free gift to those who bring in their glass bottles, metal cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazine, and cardboard from April 17 through April 28.

By recycling at the “Center”, you not only get a sense of accomplishment and of doing your part, but you are also helping to support local government and the Community Service Program.  

In addition to the traditional materials, you may also recycle gently used clothing, shoes and accessories and scrap metal free of charge. Tires and refrigeration items can also be recycled for a small fee, and there is a backyard composting display, that demonstrations ways to eliminate food scraps from your garbage.

The County also operates a free drop-off program in many boroughs and townships throughout Wayne County at bins which are conveniently located. Call 570-253-9727 to see when your community recycles.  

“There are no hidden fees and you’ll walk away knowing your items will be recycled and that you are not throwing out trash like there’s no tomorrow,” County officials said.

To reach the Wayne County Recycling Center, take Route 652, the Beach Lake Highway, which connects Route 6 at Indian Orchard, with the Narrowsburg bridge. Coming from Route 6, the turn onto Volunteer Drive is approximately one and a quarter miles, on the right side.

For details on what and how to recycle visit http://waynecountypa.gov/recycling/.