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Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center Westmoreland County Recycling Center

To meet the County's need for an outlet to recycle electronics and other hard to dispose items, Westmoreland Cleanways opened up a Recycling Center to collect items such as Electronics, Cardboard, Tires and Freon Appliances. The Center is open 3 days a week and 1 Saturday a month. Weather is not an issue as the Center has a drive-thru service, complete with our staff ready, willing, and able to help unload your vehicle.

Click here for a flyer listing all materials collected for recycling at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center.

2015 Day of Giving – Tuesday, May 5, 6 a.m. to Midnight

Mark your calendar for the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's 2015 Day of Giving. As we did last year, we will direct funds received toward our Fugitive Tire Roundup, the very successful and popular program where young people scour the highways and byways searching for illegally dumped tires, capture them, and turn them in for proper disposal. Posses in past Fugitive Tire Roundups, now in its 20th year, have successfully removed over 65,000 illegally dumped tires from the environment. In 2014, Westmoreland Cleanways spent over $11,461 (yes that figure is correct!) on disposal fees.

Wanted: Pallets

We are always in need of pallets to be used at our Recycling Center to ship electronics for recycling. On really busy days, we can use up to 15 pallets a day, if not more. If you have unwanted, usable pallets, and can transport them to our facility, please consider donating the pallets to Westmoreland Cleanways. Call our office for more details: 724-879-4020

Backyard Composting Workshop

Attendees learn how to compost yard waste and what kitchen wastes are safe to compost. They also receive literature covering composting techniques and how to construct a compost bin out of readily available materials. The cost of the workshop is $10 per person, payable at the door. Preregistration is required. Spring workshops are as follows:

Register by email at nreese@westmorelandcleanways.org or by calling (724) 879-4020.
We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment.

The Great American Cleanup of PA – March 1 through May 31, 2015

Registration for the Great American Cleanup of PA, sponsored by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is now open. Visit www.gacofpa.org to find out more information or to register your cleanup event or another project such as tree plantings, educational program, or other beautification project. Whether you're an organized group, neighbors, or a group of one, we can all make an impact on beautifying our communities. When it's time for your cleanup, pick up your cleanup supplies (gloves, trash bags, safety signs) from Westmoreland Cleanways. Let's help Keep Westmoreland County Beautiful!

Small Business Recycling

Small Business RecyclingDid you know that if your business is located in any of the 17 largest municipalities in the county, you are required by law to recycle? If not, you're not alone. In keeping with our mission, Westmoreland Cleanways has launched a new program aimed specifically at small businesses to encourage, establish, or improve their recycling programs. Click here for program details.

For more information about how to design successful recycling program, read the latest issue of "By the Way".

Update your Records

The Post Office and Verizon's forwarding service for our old address and phone number (Donohoe Center information) has expired. If you have not done so already, please update your records with our new information:

128 Innovative Lane, Suite 2000
Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: 724-879-4020
Fax: 724-879-8576

Help Support Westmoreland Cleanways!

As a member of Westmoreland Cleanways or even as a non-member you can help to support our recycling and clean-up efforts without paying a penny. Visit our new page to find out about some simple yet beneficial ways to help Westmoreland Cleanways fulfill our mission to make Westmoreland County a cleaner, healthier, more beautiful place to live and work.

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Permanent Drug Take-Back Collection Program in Westmoreland County

Drug Take Back Collection21 Police Stations in the County have installed permanent Drug Take Back Boxes to address the environmental, public health and safety concerns of drug abuse and disposal. For more information about the program and a list of the drop off sites, visit our Recycling Resources page.

Clearstream BinHosting a Special Event?
Consider our FREE Special Events Recycling bin loaner program

Westmoreland Cleanways promotes recycling at special events and outdoor spaces. We offer a loaner program in which recycling bins can be borrowed for a 1 day event such as a graduation party, for a few days at a festival/fair, or even a few months for long term events such as the baseball or swimming season. Please call 724-879-4020 or click here for more information.

Worn But Not Worn Out Give Your Old Shoes A New Life

Westmoreland Cleanways is excited to announce a new partnership with Shoebox Recycling to collect usable footwear and put it to a much better use than landfilling. ShoeBox Recycling collects "worn but not worn out" shoes and sends them to developing countries, where they are distributed to people who truly need them. Some of the many benefits of the program are to decrease foot-borne illness, create economic opportunities in the local economies, keep a small piece of over 300 million pairs of shoes out of the landfill, and to support Westmoreland Cleanways' educational and outreach programs. Drop-off boxes are now located at Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, Chambers Hall at the University of Pitt-Greensburg campus, and in Founders Hall at Westmoreland County Community College's Youngwood Campus. Click here for collection sites and the types of shoes we can accept. If you would like to host a collection site for Westmoreland Cleanways, please contact us at 724-879-4020.

The Westmoreland County Recycling Guide is Available Online

A downloadable Recycling Guide for Westmoreland County is available. For the most extensive, up-to-date information on recycling opportunities in our county, download the Recycling Guide.

Find a link on our site that doesn't work? Can't find updated information?

We are continually updating our website to provide residents with the most current information and recycling opportunities available. If there is information that you cannot access or locate, please call our office at 724-879-4020. We welcome and appreciate your feedback!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Vendors, Board and Dedicated Volunteers who helped make our Collections a success!

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