Environmental Sustainability Commission (formerly Recycling Commission)


  • Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month


Minutes are available after approval.

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  • Susan Vogel- Chair
  • Kenneth Lehr - Vice Chair
  • Bruce Hartlein - Secretary
  • Mark Bem

  • Karl Malessa
  • Keith Parsons
  • Jeff Richards

Recycling Events and Programs


§ 46-2. Powers and duties of the Environmental Sustainability Commission as identified in the Willistown Township Code under Chapter 46, Environmental Sustainability Commission, are as follows: To conduct a survey of all avenues of recycling as required by Act 101 (see 53 P.S. § 4000.101 et seq.)and to act in collaboration with all appropriate groups within Willistown Township with respect to such survey. To implement a sound recycling program in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors as required by Act 101 (see 53 P.S. § 4000.101 et seq.). Additionally, to sponsor public educational forums for township constituents; to develop, in partnership with the Board of Supervisors, residents and businesses, a culture of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. This is to be done by utilizing innovation, education, communication, and comprehensive and strategic planning.  To cooperate with and enlist assistance from relevant Chester County organizations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and other local, state and national recycling organizations. To keep abreast of technical literature, reports and documents relevant to reducing, reusing and recycling; and to be proactive in identifying and promoting innovations centered on environmental sustainability in Willistown Township. To promote public interest in the work of the Commission by carrying out a public relations program and by other appropriate means. To perform such other duties and undertake such other responsibilities as may be delegated to the Commission from time to time by the Board of Supervisors.

The Commission shall be composed of seven persons, each of whom shall be a resident of Willistown Township, and each of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Duly appointed Commission members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors but, unless otherwise removed by the Board of Supervisors, shall serve for terms of two years each or until their successors are appointed.