Current Updates:

The Center For Rural Pennsylvania released a report on Recycling Programs in Rural Pennsylvania with these key findings:

  • Local recycling programs are impacted by global markets and constraints;
  • Contamination of recyclable materials has decreased the value of materials collected;
  • Recycling programs rely on state funding to operate;
  • Recycling provides environmental and economic benefits to Pennsylvania; and
  • Declining recycling program revenues and rising recycling program costs are affecting the sustainability of recycling programs in Pennsylvania.


The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is an association of recycling and organics professionals. Our members primary responsibility is to work with residents, commercial establishments, haulers, and vendors to make sure that material designated for the recycling market is collected cleanly and efficiently. Ensuring that all the moving components of a recycling program run as a well-oiled machine requires both technical knowledge and the art of diplomacy. PROP provides a network of industry professionals to help beginner and experienced coordinators develop and improve the knowledge and skills needed to implement and sustain a successful recycling program.