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Recycling at the Lanchester Landfill
No-Charge Recyclables
At the Lanchester Landfill, we accept the following drop-off items in small quantities from residents at no charge:
  • Aluminum beverage cans, pie plates, and clean aluminum foil
  • Antifreeze
  • Rechargeable Batteries Only
  • Cell phones
  • Clean towels and blankets
  • Computer towers, laptops 
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Fluorescent tubes                
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Liquid cooking oil
  • Electronics and Televisions
         Chester County 
                          Residents ONLY
      (Proof of residency required)
  • Metal caps and lids
  • Metal food, beverage cans, and empty aerosol cans
  • Mixed paper 
  • Mixed scrap metal
  • Newspapers 
  • Non-Freon® containing appliances


  • Plastic #1-5 and #7 containers (no Styrofoam)
  • Plastic bags (Agricultural #4 film and supersacks)
  • Styrofoam (clean block, no packing peanuts)
  • Used clothing
  • Used oil / filters

Note: Please make sure that all cans, plastic, and glass recyclables are free of food residue.

Items Requiring a Disposal Fee          See the Video on Recycling at Lanchester
The following items have a disposal fee:



Appliances containing Freon®


Clean dry wall

$42 per ton

Mattresses and Box Springs

Vinyl Siding-clean, no nails

$2.50 per hundred pounds