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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.

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) Recycle Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday October 4, 2014 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), Youngwood

Need to dispose of household chemicals, automotive fluids, bug spray, and other nasty stuff? This opportunity only comes around once a year, so take advantage of it.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is waste produced in our households that are hazardous in nature. Although HHW is not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws, if carelessly managed, these consumer waste products can create environmental and public health hazards. Consider material with labels that read CAUTION, WARNING, POISON, or FLAMMABLE as hazardous waste and therefore should be properly disposed to protect our environment as well as our own health and safety.

Click here for full details on the Household Hazardous Waste collection.

Click here for flyer with current list of sponsors, and acceptable & unacceptable materials.

Help Support Westmoreland Cleanways! Visit our new page to find out how

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.

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.

2014 Fugitive Tire Wrap UpFugitive Tire Cleanup Westmoreland Cleanways

This year 15 posses (youth groups) corralled over 4,000 fugitive tires (tires that escaped into the wild) and were paid a fundraising "bounty" for the first 200 tires they collected. The 15 groups earned a total $1,900 to be used towards their organizations.

Although this is the 19th Tire Program, this year was unique as we worked with the PA Department of Environmental Protection to clean up a historic tire pile in Allegheny Township. With the help of the DEP to gain permission of nearby property owners, 3 youth groups took on the challenge of cleaning a site with an estimated 1,000 tires. With the cleanup, one public safety concern and one source of water pollution was eliminated from the Kiski River basin, and a natural box canyon was restored to its wild scenic beauty.

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.

TALKING TRASH WITH WESTMORELAND CLEANWAYS: FEATURED ON 1480 WCNS AM RADIO'S SATURDAY MORNING "TALK BLOCK"

1480 WCNS AM Radio's Saturday morning show, Talk Block, features "Talking Trash with Westmoreland Cleanways" from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Talking Trash covers a variety of programs and services offered by Westmoreland Cleanways and of importance to our residents. If you would like to hear about a particular topic or if you would like to have a question answered during the show, email ekeefe@westmorelandcleanways.org.

Listen online at 1480 WCNS.

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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