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City Code & Enforcement

Recycling is mandated by both state law and city ordinance. For your convenience, we summarized the key points of the city’s recycling ordinance and provided links to the original statues.

✔  City of Reading Code of Ordinances (see chapter 496, “Solid Waste”)

✔  Commercial Recycling Requirements Summary

✔  Pennsylvania Act 101

The Department of Public Works can provide assistance in understanding the requirements of this program and provide helpful resources for your business. Additionally, the ordinance provides the department with the ability to enforce these requirements through inspections. Violators may be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, fines and proof of a pre-established annual recycling contract.