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Statewide recycling in Pennsylvania began in 1988 with the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) that requires larger municipalities to recycle. (DEP website, 2012)

Today, more than 11.6 million residents (at least 94 percent) of the state's population have access to recycling. About 79 percent have convenient access to recycling through about 1,050 curb-side pickup programs. Since Pennsylvania is largely rural, 870 drop-off programs extend recycling to the greatest number of communities. (DEP website, 2012)

In Washington County, there are eleven (11) mandated communities that must offer curbside recycling to its residents.  In addition, there are two (2) communities that voluntarily offer curbside recycling to its residents. 

For more information, please visit the DEP Recycling Website

Washington County would also like to announce the opening of the county's
first recycling drop off site located in Nottingham Township, at the Nottingham Township Municipal Complex. It is a single stream site, so you can take all your recyclables (cans, glass, plastic, all paper, and cardboard) to the site and they will accept it.

Washington County is proud to offer recycling opportunities to its residents and residents from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, both through the above drop-off site, various collection events, and through private brokers that accept recyclables.  Washington County also offers the Washington County Recycling Facilities Directory, which offers a listing of drop-off locations thoroughout the county. The above Directory file is in PDF format; there is also an Excel file available.  And finally, we have listed recycling information and collection event results below.

Please check the Planning Commission Calendar of Events for upcoming recycling opportunities, as well as this website for program updates.  If you have questions, please contact Jason Theakston at (724) 228-6811 or at .

Helpful Links
Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Page -
http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/recycling/14060

Pennsylvania Resources Council -
http://www.prc.org/

Earth 911 - http://earth911.com/

Electronic Recycler Websites:
     JVS Environmental - http://www.jvsenvironmental.net/

     eLoop, LLC - www.eloopllc.com

     Commonwealth Computer Recycling, LLC - http://www.ccrcyber.com/

*Check back for updates!

Recycling News
Update - August 14, 2014 -
Burgettstown Borough will be discontinuing their Electronics Collection program until further notice.  Please call 724-228-6811 for information on electronics disposal.  Thank you.

Update - June 26, 2014 -
Washington County held its 3rd Annual Tire Collection Event at the Washington County Fairgrounds on May 17.   Please see pictures from the event below.
Washington County would again like to thank Mahantango Enterprises and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their assistance with the event! 

Site Pic 1


Update - June 23, 2014 - Washington County is looking for VOLUNTEERS for the July 12 Household Chemicals Collection Event at California University.  Refreshments will be provided.  As an added bonus, you will be able to recycle up to 10 gallons of waste (a $20 value) for free!  Please contact Jason Theakston at the Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811 or at for more information!

Update - June 10, 2014 - 
Washington County will be hosting a Household Chemicals Collection Event at California University's Adamson Stadium July 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Please see the EVENT FLYER for materials collected and additional information!

Update - June 10, 2014 - 
Washington County is pleased to report that we collected over 1,600 tires at the May 17 USED TIRE COLLECTION EVENT that was held at the County Fairgrounds.  That equals over 52,600 pounds (26.31 TONS) of used tires that will stay out of landfills and illegal dumpsites.  Thanks to Mahantango Enterprises and the Washington County Chapter of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their help and support in making this collection a success!
 
Update - May 23, 2014 -
Due to high costs of hauling and processing of materials, Nottingham Township will be limiting the use of the Public Drop Off Site to Nottingham Residents ONLY.  Please call 724-228-6811 for more information.

Update - April 21, 2014 - Washington County will be holding the Third Annual Tire Collection on May 17 at the County Fairgrounds Parking Lot (large field past the Fairgrounds Main Entrance) from 10am to 2pm.  Please see the Official Event Poster for updated information, including disposal fees.  Please call 724-228-6811 for more information.

Update - April 21, 2014 - Washington County is developing our 2014 Recycling Collection Events.  The Pennsylvania Resources Council will be hosting a Hard to Recycle Event at Consol Energy Park (home of the Washington Wild Things) on May 10 from 9 am to 1 pm.  You can see the flyer here.  Please check for updates to the County Recycling Schedule in the near future.  Thanks!

Update - December 10, 2013
- Washington County is again offering Christmas Tree Recycling at Mingo Creek Park and Cross Creek Park.  The drop off sites will be open starting January 2 through January 25 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Trees must be clean of ornaments and tinsel.  Please see the Christmas Tree Recycling Flyer for more information.  

Update - October 22, 2013 - Local and State Police Departments in Pennsylvania will be participating in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 26.  For locations and additional information, please click HERE.

Update - September 27, 2013 - Evolution Ecycling will be holding a COLLECTION EVENT at the Washington County Fairgrounds on October 6 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  Please see the EVENT FLYER for more information!

Update - September 6, 2013
- The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be holding a HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION on September 21 at the South Park Wave Pool.  Please see the Event Flyer for more information!

Also, Commonwealth Computer Recycling (CCR) will be starting a UNIVERSAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES PROGRAM. Please visit the CCR website and also see their press release for more information!

Finally, Washington County is pleased to report that we collected over 1,600 tires at the May 11 USED TIRE COLLECTION EVENT that was held at the County Fairgrounds.  That equals over 51,500 pounds of used tires that will stay out of landfills and illegal dumpsites.  Thanks to Mahantango Enterprises and the Washington County Chapter of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their help and support in making this collection a success!

Update - June 18, 2013 - Washington County held it's SIXTH ANNUAL ELECTRONICS COLLECTION on Saturday, June 15. Washington County residents and residents from the region disposed of over 22,000 pounds of electronic waste.  Washington County would like to thank JVS ENVIRONMENTAL for offering their services for the event.  Please see below for pictures from the event:

                                 2013 Electronics Collection Entrance

Update - May 1, 2013 - Pennsylvania Resources Council will be holding a HARD TO RECYCLE Collection at Steel City Harley Davidson June 8.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Update April 24, 2013 - Local and State Police Departments in Washington County will be participating in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 27.  For locations and additional information, please click HERE.

Update - April 3, 2013 - Washington County will be holding its SIXTH ANNUAL Electronics Collection on June 15.  For more information, please see the Fairgrounds Electronics Recycling Information Sheet.  Also, East Finley Township is holding a TOWNSHIP CLEANUP WEEKEND May 3 to May 5.  You can find more information about the cleanup HERE.

Canton Township will be holding an ELECTRONICS COLLECTION April 25.  For more information, please see the Canton Electronics Recycling Information Sheet.

Update - March 21, 2013 - Washington County will be holding the Second Tire Collection on May 11 at the County Fairgrounds Parking Lot (large field past the Fairgrounds Main Entrance).  For additional information, please see the Official Event Poster.  Please call 724-228-6811 for more information.

Update - March 21, 2013 - Boy Scout Troop 1391 will be holding a roadside cleanup in the Fredericktown area.  The group will be meeting on April 20, from 10am to 2pm at the American Legion in Fredericktown.   Please contact Jason Theakston at the above information for additional information.  One of the scouts in the troop, Darius Colbert, made a movie showing the problem of illegal dumping and roadside littering. The movie is called "When the Leaves Fall, the Trash Blooms", and you can find a link to the video here.

Update - February 14, 2013 - Commonwealth Computer Recycling is holding an event at McGuffey High School.  Here is an event flyer with more information.  

Washington County has a new Electronics Recycler working in the area.  Commonwealth Computer Recycling is based out of Mount Pleasant, in Westmoreland County.  The company specializes in one-day or recurring collection events at municipalities throughout the region.  You can find their events calendar at http://www.ccrcyber.com/events.  For more information, you can contact Commonwealth Computer Recycling through the above website.

Update - January 9, 2013 - Washington County is offering Christmas Tree Recycling at Mingo Creek Park and Cross Creek Park.  The drop off sites will be open starting January 14.  Please see the flyer for more information.  

Update - January 2, 2013 - Happy New Year!  Looking for a place to take your live Christmas Trees?  While Washington County does NOT have a program to collect trees, Wood Waste Recycling in South Fayette Township, Allegheny County will take your tree.  Please visit their website which can be found here.  Please note that Christmas Trees should be completely bare - no ornaments, tinsel, or stands should be left on trees.  We are currently looking for additional disposal sites, so please check this website for additional collection sites.

Update - December 13, 2012 - Washington County has just sent out a News Release regarding Act 108 - the Covered Device Recycling Act. You can see that news release here.  The full House Bill (HB 708) and a nice overview of Act 108 can be found on the DEP Electronics Recycling Management Program website.  Please call 724-228-6811 for more information.



Jason E. Theakston
Land Use Planner

Washington County
Planning Commission
100 West Beau Street
Suite 701
Washington, PA 15301

(724) 228-6811
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