Christmas Tree Cycling
With the holiday season upon us, Westmoreland Cleanways would like to encourage everyone to continue the spirit of giving by recycling your live Christmas tree. After the festivities are finished, you can take your tree to one of 19 drop-off sites located throughout Westmoreland County.
- • It is estimated that 1 live Christmas tree makes 5 pounds of mulch. The mulch will eventually decompose into valuable humus, nourishing and renewing the soil.
- • If not mulched, recycled Christmas trees are used as wildlife habitats, prevent beachfront erosion, improve shoreline stabilization on rivers and lakes, and improve fish habitat.
Please click here for a printable list of recycling drop-off dates and locations in Westmoreland County. All locations require that trees are completely bare of decorations when dropped off. This includes any tree bags or wrappings used to transport the tree to the drop-off site.
This Holiday Season, give back to Westmoreland Cleanways by shopping.
Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center
- Monday / Noon – 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday / 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Second Saturday of each month / 8:30 a.m. – Noon
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.
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
21 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.
Hosting 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!
- "Keep Westmoreland County Beautiful"
- an affiliate of
- Keep America Beautiful
- since 2011
- 128 Innovative Lane
- Suite 2000 (Building E)
- Latrobe, PA 15650-5462
- Phone: 724-879-4020
- Fax: 724-879-8576
- Recycling Center GPS Address:
- 113 Innovative Lane (Building F)
- Latrobe, PA 15650
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