New residents are reminded that mandatory trash and recycling collection services are provided under municipal contract by Waste Management. New homeowners are requested to register with Waste Management at 800-866-4460. Residents are required to pick up a recycling container at the Municipal Building. Information will be provided regarding collection schedules and program requirements.
Recycling Annual Business Recycling Report Form
Recycling and Trash Services
All trash should be placed at curbside the night before to ensure uninterrupted service. Make sure trash is visible and within three feet of the curb. Service times may vary depending on operational issues, weather, etc.
- To avoid spillage of water-base paint, use cat liter or sawdust to dry the paint and place at the curb with the lid removed.
- Tree trimmings and brush clippings must be secured in manageable bundles with lengths no greater than 3 feet and branch diameters no larger than 3 inches, weighing less than 33 pounds.
- Carpet must be cut in 4' x 4' sections, rolled up and secured at both ends. Each section must weigh less than 33 pounds.
- Do not use any container marked with hazardous waste or recycling containers for your trash.
- All trash must be bagged. No trash can be accepted loose in bins or cans
- Recycling material must be placed in container clearly marked as "Recycling".
- Do not place anything at or near the curb that is not to be disposed of.
The following items are not allowed in waste containers:
|Flourescent Tubes||Construction Debris|
|Chemical Products||Hazardous waste|
|Automobile Parts||Concrete or Rocks|
|55 Gallon Drums||Radioactive Materials|
|Lead Base Paint||Any Time of Oil|
|Tires||Items Containing Freon|
|Cast Iron items||Leaves|
Worry-Free Needle Disposal
Waste Management now offers a national program that meets the critical need for safe sharps disposal. ThinkGreenfromHomes.com is a comprehensive solution. This website also provides recycling solutions for batteries, bulbs, e-scrap, etc. For more information call 1-877-927-8363.
Residential Recycling Bins
Recycling bins are the property of North Strabane Township and should be returned to the Township when moving away. If a resident should move to another location within the Township, the container should accompany the resident to the new location; however, please notify the office as soon as possible, so that records may be kept current.
Recyclables accepted for pickup will include bi-metallic and aluminum cans, clear and colored glass, and plastic containers (1-7).
Commercial and industrial businesses are reminded that participation in the Township's recycling program is mandatory. Township ordinance requires that all businesses must separate high grade office paper, aluminum, and corrugated paper (cardboard) from the waste stream and store the recyclable materials until collection. If recyclable materials are collected by a hauler other than the Township's authorized agent, businesses must submit an annual report to the Township disclosing the type and weight of materials recycled during the previous year.
The Township is required by the Department of Environmental Protection to report annually the types and amounts of materials recycled by both residential and commercial sources. The Department requires all municipalities that receive recycling performance grants implement an enforcement program to monitor participation, issue warnings, and assess fines and penalties when necessary.
All residents who are 62 years of age or older are eligible to receive a 10% discount on recycling. A copy of a birth certificate or valid driver's license is required to verify proof of age. Please contact the office for any further questions 724-745-8880.
Washington County Recycling Facilities
The Washington County Planning Commission, located at 100 West Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301, has a very good informational booklet regarding recycling facilities and what services each provides. There is information regarding: freon refrigerant removers, motor oil recycling, car parts, metals, household products/industrial, glass, plastics and composting, just to name a few. If you would like to have more information regarding these recyclables please call 724-228-6811.