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.
CLICK HERE TO READ HOW ELECTRONICS RECYCLING IS GOING TO BECOME MANDATORY IN 2013. FINDLAY TOWNSHIP WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD SPRING AND FALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENTS.
COMPUTER AND APPLIANCE RECYCLING
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE COMPUTER AND APPLIANCE RECYCLING EVENT ON OCTOBER 12TH. WE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT!
OUR NEXT COMPUTER & APPLIANCE RECYCLING DAY WILL BE HELD ON MAY 10, 2014. WATCH FOR YOUR SPRING NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT.
LEAF AND YARD WASTE PICK-UP
Findlay Township will scheduled two separate
LEAF AND YARD WASTE PICK-UPS
SPRING DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
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.
Some Findlay Township Residents have expressed an interest in a Prescription/OTC Drug Take Back event, to properly dispose of unused medications.
The Findlay Township Police Department will work towards organizing another event with the D.E.A.
In the meantime,
the following is a flyer from the F.D.A.
on how to dispose of unused medication.
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.
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"
**** LATEST TRASH/RECYCLING INFORMATION**** (added March 2011)
The Board of Supervisors advertised for bids for a three (3) year contract to be renewed for Trash and Recycling services for the residents of Findlay Township. The Low bid was from Allied Waste of Carnegie, PA. (formerly BFI Waste Industries). As a result, the Township will be changing haulers, effective April 1, 2011. The Board is pleased to announce that the rates for the service will be less in all three years than the current rate of $14.54 per month for unlimited curbside service.
Here are the rates:
* First Year of the Contract - $13.21 per month ( 10% decrease
from our current rate )
* Second Year of the Contract - $13.47 per month ( 8% decrease
from our current rate )
* Third Year of the Contract - $13.88 per month ( 5% decrease
from our current rate )
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.. Since Allied Waste utilizes the GreenStar automated recycling site on Neville Island, they are able to handle our recyclables in a co-mingled way. It is also important to note that the recyclables should not be in plastic bags. Rather, they should be placed directly into the blue/white containers without the plastic bags.
The Township will also be discontinuing our 3rd Saturday newspaper drop-off recycling at the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department parking lot starting this April. Instead, you are encouraged to either bundle your newspapers at curbside with your other recyclables or place the newspaper in your recycling container un-bundled.
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
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
Cost: Free for drop off, $40 curbside
523 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Cost: Free for drop off, $42.75 curbside, $62.00 inside
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