Mechanicsburg Borough began a residential recycling incentive program in conjunction with Earth Day, April 2014.  The Recycle Right Rewards program was designed to increase participation in recycling and improve the quantity and quality of materials diverted from disposal.  Each month, a Mechanicsburg household is selected to receive the Recycle Right Reward.

Households eligible for the rewards include those identified by surveys of collections routes or by nomination.  The collection route surveys identify households that set out a recycling bin containing only those materials specified in the Borough’s Recycling Regulations.  In addition to households identified by surveys, Mechanicsburg residents may nominate a neighbor or other Borough resident for being an exemplary recycler.  Nomination forms are available at the Borough Office and may be dropped off at the Borough Office for consideration.

One household is selected by random drawing to receive the Borough’s monthly Recycle Right Reward.  The reward is typically a gift card or gift certificate provided by a local merchant presented at a Mechanicsburg Borough Council Meeting.

The following residents have received the Recycle Right Rewards in 2014:

April: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Carabello
$60 Gift Certificate to Sweet Remembrances

May: Tana & William Birdwell
4 General Admission Tickets to the Mechanicsburg Community Pool ($48 Value)

June: The Van Eman Family
$50 Ritter’s Hardware Gift Card

July: Michelle & Douglas Lauver
$50 Weis Gift Card

August: Linda Ann Thomas
$50 Starbucks Gift Card

September: The Walborn Family
$50 Giant Gift Card

October:  Samuel & Laura Heffelfinger
Gift Basket donated by Brittle Bark

November: Robert & Gretchen Carvella
$50 Gift Card to Davis Country Living Agway

December: Darryl  & Debra Kenes
Gift Basket from the Mechanicsburg Museum Association

The following residents have received the Recycle Right Rewards in 2015:

January: Raymond & Theresa Krouch
Hershey Bears Tickets from Associated Products

February: Gerald & Thelma Forry
A $50 Gift Certificate from Snappers

March: Mr. Steve Meredith
A $50 Gift Certificate from Rutters

April: Michael and Terry Hoffman
A $50 Gift Certificate from Rutters.

3rd Quarter: Wesley and Amanda Welty
A $50 Gift Certificate from Weis Market

The Borough of Mechanicsburg extends its appreciation to local merchants for their generosity in providing the Recycle Right Reward prizes and supporting recycling in the Borough. The Borough thanks its residents for continuing their proper recycling practices and encourages them to recycle all of the aluminum, glass, paper, plastic and steel items listed in the Borough’s Recycling Regulations.


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Glenda Boyer
Mechanicsburg Borough Recycling Coordinator
(717) 691-3310