Trash Removal & Recycling



Findlay Township contracts for local trash removal and recycling services. The current trash hauler for township residents is Waste Management. New residents must contact Waste Management to arrange for trash removal to begin at their home. Trash removal is scheduled every Thursday.

This schedule is sometimes delayed due to holidays or inclement weather. You can find trash removal days online or print out the most current calendar (2023 WM calendar). 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, an email or text from our Notify Me service, or they may contact the township office at 724-695-0500 for further information. 


Waste Management also provides pickup of recyclables. Findlay Township requires residents to recycle paper, cardboard, newspaper, plastics #1 & #2, bi-metal and aluminum. Since 2019, and continuing in 2023, glass and plastics #3-#7 are no longer accepted in curbside recycling. Recycling carts are available at the township office. New residents will be provided with one recycling cart. Additional and replacement carts are available at the township office during regular business hours. The cost for the cart is $20. The smaller recycling bins and lids are no longer available. 


Findlay Township also provides periodic recycling for tires (once per year) and continuing in 2023, a traveling Glass Recycling Bin. Watch this space for information regarding upcoming recycling projects that will include yard waste/leaf removal, glass and computer/electronics.

Household Hazardous Waste

As part of your contract with Waste Management, they provide an additional service at no cost to dispose of your household hazardous waste items such as electronics, televisions, garden chemicals, pool chemicals, paint, etc. With this program, they will pick up these type items at your door. Here's what you need to do: 1.  check this list to determine what is acceptable and not acceptable. 2. contact WM At Your Door to schedule an appointment (contact info on the list). 3. prepare your items for collection on your scheduled date. 4. leave the items outside your front door or garage. 


Waste Management Gets Contract for Trash / Recycling

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 January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.  


New Rates

  • April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 - $14.16 per month
  • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 - $19.26 per month
  • January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 - $19.64 per month
  • January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 - $20.04 per month
  • January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 - $20.44 per month
  • January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 - $20.85 per month

Under this 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 should be placed into the recycling container: i.e. bimetals, plastics #1 & #2, newspapers, cardboard, etc.

Mandatory Recycling Update

Read about how electronics recycling became mandatory (PDF) in 2013. Findlay Township will continue to hold spring and fall electronics recycling events. 


Tire Recycling

Conducted by Independence Conservancy at the following locations:

April 22, 2023


1058 Clinton Rd. Clinton

9:00 AM - NOON 


Individuals and small businesses welcome. No limit to the number of tires you may bring. No proof of residency required. Checks accepted with ID.


Up to 18" off rim - $3.00 each

Up to 18" on rim - $5.00 each

Over 18" off rim (SUV & Light Truck) - $5.00 each

Tractor Trailer up to 22.5" (no rims please) $25 each

Farm Tractor rear, up to 75 lbs. - $25 each

Farm Tractor rear, 75 to 150 lbs. - $40 each

Farm Tractor rear, over 150 lbs. - $75 each




In conjunction with Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC), Findlay Township has been contracting to have the PRC Traveling Glass Bin visit Findlay Township. 

JANUARY 14-19, 2023

JUNE 17-22, 2023
OCTOBER 28-NOV 2, 2023 

1058 CLINTON ROAD (Public Works Facility)

Click this link for other Allegheny County sponsored Glass Collection Traveling Bin sites for 2023.