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TRASH REMOVAL AND RECYCLING


Click here for a printable April 2014 - December 2014
Trash/Recycling Calendar PDF
(calendar for all of 2014 is also located at the bottom of this page)


Findlay
Township
contracts for local trash removal and recycling services. Beginning on April 1, 2014, the current trash hauler for Township residents is WASTE MANAGEMENT. New residents must contact Waste Management Waste to arrange for trash removal to begin at their home. Beginning on April 3, 2014, trash removal is scheduled every Thursday. This schedule is sometimes delayed due to holidays or inclement weather. Below you will see a calendar of the trash removal days. Should there be a delay in trash pick-up service due to inclement weather, residents will be notified with a telephone message from our SwiftReach service, or they may contact the Township Office at 724-695-0500 for further information. 

Waste Management also provides pick-up of recyclables. Findlay Township requires residents to recycle glass, plastic and aluminum. Recycling bins are available at the Township office. New residents will be provided with one recycling bin and lid. Additional and replacement bins and lids are available for purchase from the Township Office during regular business hours. The cost for the bin and lid is $10. 

 

Note:  The Newspaper recycling bin that was provided on the 3rd Saturday of every month will no longer be in place. All newspapers can be placed in your recycling bins at curbside and will be picked up with regular recycling every two weeks. 

 

Findlay Township also provides periodic recycling for tires (once per year). Watch this space for information regarding upcoming recycling projects that will include leaf removal and computer/electronics.

 

  

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT GETS CONTRACT FOR TRASH/RECYCLING …. Starting April 1, 2014, our Contract for Trash/Recycling has been awarded to Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. They were the successful low bidder for our contract that covers April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018. Most importantly, our collection day will be changing at that time to THURSDAYS rather than a Friday. From an economic standpoint, our rates will be going down and are scheduled as follows: (Our Existing Rate for curbside collection is $13.88 per month)

NEW RATES:
April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 - $13.34 per month
April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 - $13.61 per month
April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 - $13.88 per month
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 - $14.16 per month

UNDER THE NEW SERVICE, REGISTERED SENIOR CITIZENS (AGE 67+) WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THEIR TRASH AND RECYCLING SERVICES FOR FREE!!

In addition, the Township continues to encourage SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING. SIMPLY PUT …. All items that can be recycled can be placed into the recycling container i.e. glass, bi-metals, plastics, newspapers, cardboards, etc.


 


 

CLICK HERE TO READ HOW ELECTRONICS RECYCLING BECAME MANDATORY IN 2013. FINDLAY TOWNSHIP WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD SPRING AND FALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENTS. 


 

 

 

COMPUTER AND APPLIANCE RECYCLING

OUR NEXT COMPUTER & APPLIANCE RECYCLING DAY WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 25, 2014. FROM 10 A.M. TILL 2:00 P.M. AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN CLINTON. 

JVS ENVIRONMENTAL WILL BE ACCEPTING FOR FREE:
CPU'S (CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS)
LAPTOP COMPUTERS
KEYBOARDS
MOUSES
COMPUTER MONITORS
LEAD ACID AUTOMOBILE BATTERIES
(alkaline batteries are now being made to be disposable - JVS will not be accepting disposable batteries. Nickel or Lithium rechargable batteries will be accepted for $0.50 each)
TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT
CELL PHONES
DESKTOP MODEL COPIERS
SCANNERS
RADIO EQUIPMPENT
NON-FREON CONTAINING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
(ex. washer, dryer, microwave, etc.)
TELEVISIONS
***PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO NEW REQUIREMENTS, WE ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO ACCEPT ONE TELEVISION PER CAR***

JVS will also be able to accept freon-containing appliances (ex. dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.) for a nominal fee of $15
 

For questions or additional information,
contact Cynde at 724-695-0500 ext. 247


FALL 2014
LEAF AND YARD WASTE PICK-UP

Findlay Township will schedule two separate
LEAF AND YARD WASTE PICK-UPS 

TENTATIVE FALL DATES: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 & 15

All materials are to be placed in PAPER (30 GALLON) BIODEGRADABLE BAGS ONLY and put at curbside before 6:00 a.m. on the day of the pick-ups.

Limbs and branches are to be bundled and are not to exceed 3 inches in diameter and 36 inches long.

THE BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS can be purchased at most hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe's.

 

 



As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, there is a new initiative to securely collect unused/old prescription and OTC medications in addition to the DEA collections held in the fall.

Through a Federal Grant, the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency has set up two MedReturn boxes in Allegheny County to collect prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, liquid medications, inhalers, creams, nasal sprays and pet medications. These collection boxes will NOT accept: needles or intravenous solutions.

The closest location is Moon Township Police Department, 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. 412-262-5000. 

The Findlay Township Police Department has also organized another Prescription/OTC Drug Take Back event that will be held here in the Township on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Bring any unused/unwanted/expired prescription or non-prescription medication to the Police Department - 1271 Route 30, Clinton, PA. 


In the meantime,
the following is a flyer from the F.D.A.
on how to dispose of unused medication.

CLICK HERE

 


 

 

 

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

 

Residents no longer have to worry about how to dispose of their newspapers, magazines, catalogs and white office paper. As of May 6, 2010, residents will be able to recycle at curbside the following SINGLE STREAM items:

* Plastic (Types 1 through 7)
* Metal Food Cans
* Empty Aerosol Cans
* Beer & Soft Drink Cans
* White Office Paper
* Computer Paper
* Magazines (bundled and tied separately)
* Newspapers (bundled and tied separately)
* Catalogs (bundled and tied separately)
* Telephone Books (bundled if multiples)
* Corrugated (bundled and tied separately)
- no longer than 14" x 14"
* Glass - Beverage bottles and food jars (clear, brown, amber and green)

All items can be co-mingled in the appropriate recycling container without being separated (please note exceptions above). Be sure all items are secure in the recycling containers. Additional recycling bins are available for purchase at the Township office for $10.00 each.

 

 


 

 BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Click here for a Guide to Composting Yard and Food Waste

 

Issues & Trends Magazine Article on Composting
"Composting programs keep organic waste out of landfills"

 

 


COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS (CFL)

Much has been written in the media lately on how Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's) use up to 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Add to that the information that electricity prices in Pennsylvania are set to soar in the coming years, has led many of us to switch from incandescent light bulbs to CFL's. 

However, CFL's have mercury content and should not be simply discarded in the trash.  It is recommended that CFL's be recycled.  At this time, it is our understanding that Home Depot stores are accepting UNBROKEN CFL bulbs for free to be recycled. (take the bulbs to the Customer Service desk). Watch this space for any future recycling sites or news. 

Local Home Depot Store - Robinson 
440 Home Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
412-494-2844

 


 Additional Recycling Contacts:

Our Computer and Appliance Recycling Contractor is JVS Environmental.

Appliance and/or Freon Removal
Parkway Heating & Air Conditioning
21 South Cowan Road
Carnegie, PA 15106
412-279-6001
Cost: Free for drop off, $40 curbside 

Appliance Warehouse
523 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-381-8800
Cost: Free for drop off, $42.75 curbside, $62.00 inside

Appliance Disposal.org
1-888-GO-FREON (1-888-463-7366)
Cost: $20 + tax drop off, $39.95 + tax curbside, $57.95 + tax inside

DEMOLITION WASTE LANDFILL

Deep Valley Disposal
Mid-American Waste Systems
dba/Deep Valley Coal & Disposal
7111 Old Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071
412-788-4743

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


    

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