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Recycling 

The 2017 Yard Waste Collections dates are:
During the weeks of April 4th, April 25th, May 9th, October 24th, November 7th and December 5th please put yard waste in biodegradable paper bags and at the curb by 6:00 A.M. on your garbage day during those weeks.

Recycle bins are free to residents and can be obtained at the Administration Office located at 11279 Center Highway, 724-863-3806.
Recycling Poster

Residential Curbside items for recycling:

  • aluminum & bimetal cans
  • plastics (# 1 through # 7)
  • clear, green or brown glass
  • mixed paper - newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail.  WET NEWSPAPER CANNOT BE RECYCLED.

Cardboard, newspapers, telephone books, junk mail, cereal boxes, etc can be recycled at the following locations within the Township:

  • Larimer VFD
  • Strawpump VFD

For additional information you may visit  Westmoreland Cleanways.com or call 724-879-4020.    

Fluorescent Bulbs 

Commercial, institutions and non-profit organizations MUST recycle bulbs.  Collect the intact bulb and store in a safe place for up to one year. Contact a licensed handler for pick up or delivery.  Keep receipt of amount/weight for your Annual Recycling Report for NHT/Westmoreland County.  Any questions or concerns contact the NHT administration office at 724-863-3806 ext. #111.

Paint 

Option #1:  Pour all your paints together in the least amount of containers that you can.  Leave the empty cans open to dry and place in regular trash bin.  Take your full containers to the Westmoreland County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds. Option #2:  Line a box with a plastic bag, place a bag of kitty litter in lined box, dump paint slowly into litter.  When the litter has absorbed paint, tie bag and place in garbage.  Make sure not to overload litter - the paint must be absorbed.  Dry empty cans as in option #1.        .

Plastic Bags 

Did you know you can take all your plastic bags (except black) to the recycling bin at NHT Giant Eagle or at Wal-Mart? 

Computers

Recycle your unwanted computers to the Goodwill Store behind Norwin Hills Plaza or Goodwill Industries on Billot Avenue (go through last gate on left after Goodwill Building).

Batteries

Not all batteries are the same, so they need to be disposed of differently.  Alkaline batteries, used mostly in toys and flashlights, can be thrown away with your regular trash (they are required to be recycled in some states).  Nickel Cadmium batteries (Ni-Cads) can be recycled.  Drop off locations are at Radio Shack, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.  Lead Acid batteries (automotive, motorcycle, etc.) should be taken to any store that sells lead acid batteries.  If you are purchasing a new battery, most places give a discount off the new battery when you bring the old one in.  

Vehicle Waste

Anti-Freeze, Motor Oil, Tires, and Battery disposal:  Import/Export on Arona Road will dispose of anti-freeze and motor oil, and tires for a charge - .  Advanced Auto locations and Jiffy Lube will dispose of motor oil, batteries, oil filters, and anti-freeze.

 


 

Resources

Department of Environmental Protection - Southwest Region, Bureau of Land Recycling & Waste Management: 412-442-4000

 

Westmoreland Cleanways:  724-879-4020

Residents of sponsoring municipalities (North Huntingdon is a sponsor) can participate in their free services   Check their web site at www.westmorelandcleanways.org.  The Westmoreland Cleanways' newsletter states that Staples, Inc. will accept rechargeable batteries for recycling.  Residents can place used rechargeable batteries from cell phones, digital cameras, laptop computers and other portable electronic devices in drop-off boxes at a location site near you.  Many of these items still contain mercury switches and lead soldering.

Alliance Disposal:  1-888-463-7366

Contact Alliance for removal of refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers and water coolers.  The Clean Air Act of 1990 mandated that prior to recycling or disposal, the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) contained in air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers must be removed for recycling.  Three (3) services available:  Drop off, curbside pick-up or in-house pick-up.