Environmental Information

The Warminster Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Township Building. The EAC serves to help the Township make sound environmental decisions with project implementation, provides community education information, and more.

Recycling IS Our Future – Tip #3

Recycling Reduces Toxic E-Waste
E-waste (electrical and electronic waste) is valuable as a source of secondary raw material but also toxic if disposed of improperly. For more information about Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in 2018, visit www.buckscounty.org/recycling to find the information from the Bucks County Planning Commission. Also available is information pertaining to the disposal of televisions, Freon containing appliances and leftover paint.

Recycling IS Our Future – Tip #2

WHAT TO RECYCLE?

  • Aluminum and Metal Cans: aluminum cans (beer and soda); aluminum foil and foil plates, etc., metal lids; metal food cans (tin/steel). Please rinse food products.
  • Glass: glass bottles and jars (food and drink only). Please rinse food products.
  • Plastic containers: plastic bottles and containers labeled #1 – #7 (soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine). Please rinse food products.
  • Mixed paper and cardboard: Paper material, such as, newspaper and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, office white, colored and computer paper (staples and paper clips ok). Corrugated cardboard boxes, wax cartons, cereal, tissue, gift boxes, etc. (remove liners), paper bags, phone books, wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.). Break down all boxes. No paint or oil contaminated boxes. Make sure that paper and cardboard material remain dry.
  • Do Not Recycle the following: ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, glass ovenware, pyrex, vision ware, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, plastics without #1 through #7 labeling, plastic bags, styrofoam packaging, bubble wrap, tissue or paper towels, metallic or coated paper, waxed boxes, books or toys.
  • Please follow this link to learn about recycling and disposing of Household Items: http://www.buckscounty.org/docs/default-source/pc/2018recyclingguide.pdf?sfvrsn=0 See below to learn how to recycle E-Waste and TV’s
  • For more information about Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, please follow this link: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/CommunityServices/PlanningCommission/Recycling to find the information from the Bucks County Planning Commission.

Recycling IS Our Future – Tip #1

What Is Single-Stream Recycling?
Single-stream recycling allows Warminster residents to place all recyclables: cans, bottles and plastics together with newspapers, cardboard, and mixed paper in one container. There is no need to separate items since the “single stream” recycling process used allows all recyclables Read more

 


Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Warminster Township encourages energy efficiency and conservation. Leading by example, Warminster purchases 20% of it’s electricity from renewable sources. Warminster received the 2009 Green Power: Turn It On! Award from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture).

There are several programs to help make your home or business more energy efficient. Programs such as:
EnergySTAR

Business
There are several environmentally oriented businesses in Warminster Township. Businesses such as Vertical Screen Corporation and PNC Bank have built energy efficient LEED Platinum buildings in Warminster.

Other businesses provide products and services to Warminster which have benefit to the planet, such as:

Burpee Seed Company From the Burpee website: “Through good times and bad, great depression and world wars, Burpee has been a beacon of hope for Americans for over a century. Despite the invention of the radio, television, cell phone and Ipods, nothing is more amazing and powerful than the enchantment of planting a seed in soil and watching it grow. We, at Burpee, certainly did not invent it, but we have been dedicated to enabling you to share, in a very small but significant way, in the astonishing magic of nature.”

Additional Links
Bucks County Audubon Society
Bucks County Conservation District
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Heritage Conservancy
Delaware River Keeper
EAC Network
Nature Conservancy 
PA DOA, PA DEP, PA DCNR, Penn State Extension Office Doylestown
PA Natural Lands Trust
PA Resource for Conservation and Development
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Bucks County Foodshed