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File an Act 101 recycling tonnage report

Each year, haulers, processors, and large generators of post-consumer recyclable materials are required to submit a report to the Department of Streets with recyclable collection details, such as:

  • Collection method (for example, private hauler, recycling broker, document destruction company).
  • Types and weight of materials.
  • Names of processing facilities or markets.

The City compiles this information and submits a report to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection each April, as required by Pennsylvania State Act 101.

Who should file a report

Haulers, processors, and large generators of post-consumer recyclable materials must submit an annual Act 101 recycling tonnage report.

If you do not belong to one of these three categories, but are a commercial property owner, property manager, or the sole business tenant, you must file a Commercial Waste Report instead.

When to file a report

The recycling tonnage report is due on or before March 1 of each year. Reports cover January 1 to December 31 of the preceding year.

How to file a report

There are two online forms for reporting in Philadelphia:

  • FM-11 for commercial, municipal, and institutional facilities
  • FM-12 for waste/recycling haulers, document destruction companies, or other companies transporting recyclables generated in Philadelphia

Only one form is required per organization.