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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.

Permanent Drug Take-Back Collection Program Now In Westmoreland County

Thanks to a grant from The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA), hundreds of communities across Pennsylvania are installing secure and permanent prescription drug drop-off boxes. As part of Governor Corbett's Healthy PA Drug Take-Back Initiative, 21 police departments in Westmoreland County registered with the program through the Westmoreland County District Attorney. Click here for a list of drug drop-off sites.

We recommend that you contact the location directly to confirm that the Drug Take-Back box has been installed and is accepting drop-offs.

New "Curbside Recycling" Page

Click here to view our newest page "Curbside Recycling." Included on this page:

Earth Machine Compost Bin and Systern Rain Barrel Sale

Earth Machine Compost Bin

Thank you to everyone who purchased a rain barrel or backyard composting bin at our June 1 sale. If you were unable to make it to the sale, you're in luck. We have a limited supply of Systern rain barrels available for $65.00, and Earth Machine™ Backyard Compost Bins for $55. This is a significant savings from the regular retail price of $100.00 or more.


SYSTERN Rain Barrel

Barrels and bins will be sold on a first-come, first served basis, and when they're gone, they will be gone. Call the office at 724-879-4020 for more information.

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.

Search the Web – and give back to Westmoreland Cleanways

Search the WebIn 2013, the total raised was $56.46... Can we do better in 2014?

Stop and think about how many times a day you search the Internet. Is it once? Twice? Five times a day? Search the Web using GoodSearch.com and get the most relevant results including video, images and more powered by Yahoo! search technology. Each time you search the Web, you earn about a penny for Westmoreland Cleanways.

Ordering pizza for a party? Going out to dinner for your anniversary? Register for GoodDining and you can earn up to 6% of your total bill, including tax and tip, as a donation for Westmoreland Cleanways when you dine at any one of the more than 10,000 participating restaurants bars or clubs across the nation 365 days a year.

Add the GoodToolbar to your Internet browser and never miss an opportunity to donate to Westmoreland Cleanways. You can search the Internet from the search bar. Also a part of the toolbar will light up when you are shopping online at a GoodShop partner site notifying you of donation opportunities and alerting you to coupons and discounts available from the merchant. *Based on the average merchant partner donation of 3%.

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' Donohoe Road office, 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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