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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 -

Pennsylvania Resources Council -

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 - March 27, 2015 -
Washington County will be holding the Fourth Annual Tire Collection on May 30 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 - March 27, 2015 -
Washington County is partnering with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to hold a Hard to Recycle Event at the Washington Mall on May 9.  There will be a variety of materials collected, some for a donation or fee.  You can find the event flyer here.  Please contact the Pennsylvania Resources Council at 412-488-7490 ext. 236 for more information. 

Update - March 9, 2015 -
Washington County will be announcing upcoming One Day Recycling Collection Day Events in the near future.  Please visit this website for more information as it is released.  Thanks!

Update - December 10, 2014
- Washington County is again offering Christmas Tree Recycling at Mingo Creek Park and Cross Creek Park.  Designated drop sites will be marked with signage  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 2015 Christmas Tree Recycling Flyer for more information.  

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!

Jason E. Theakston
Land Use Planner

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

(724) 228-6811