Recycling

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PICKUP IS THE SECOND FULL WEEK OF THE MONTH!

2021 DATES

Monday: January 11, February 15, March 15, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 15, December 13

Tuesday: January 12, February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 16, December 14

Wednesday: January 13, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 14, August 11, September 15, October 13, November 17, December 15

Residents are mandated under state law to recycle. Recycling cans are available at the Township office. 

Items collected include clear and colored glass, aluminum, tin and steel cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, cardboard, and magazines. The items are picked up curbside once each month.

Commercial, institutional, and municipal establishments must also recycle.

You can locate your street and pick-up day in the map above, or you can confirm your pick up day by calling the Township office at 724-438-5480.  If your day falls on a holiday, your recyclables will be picked up the next business day.

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Preparing Items for Recycling

MATERIAL

YES

NO

NEWSPAPERS

Dry Newsprint

* Keep clean and dry.

* Glossy inserts may remain.

* No envelopes, large catalogs,

   Bulk mail, wire, wax paper,

   glue-bound documents, post-

   its, food, or contaminated

   paper.

GLOSSY MAGAZINES

Magazines with glossy covers and pages

* Keep clean and dry.

 

METALS

Aluminum, steel (tin) bimetals

food and beverage containers

* Empty and rinse.

* May be flattened,

* No aerosol spray cans, paint

   cans, foil, pie pans, TV dinner

   trays.

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS

Clear, brown, and green glass

Food and beverage containers

* Empty and rinse.

* Remove lids and rings and discard.

* DO NOT BREAK.

* Labels may remain.

* No ceramics, mirrors, crystal,

   milk glass, dishes, light bulbs,

   TV tubes, window, and auto

    glass, Pyrex cookware.

PLASTIC BOTTLES

Plastic bottles

* Empty and rinse.

* Remove lids.

* May be flattened.

* No motor oil or antifreeze,

   pesticide and chemical

   containers, or medicine

   bottles.

  

CARDBOARD

Dry Cardboard

 

 

* Keep clean and dry

* Break down and flatten

*Food-soiled boxes. No Styrofoam or fast-food containers.

All materials must be in blue recycle cans or bags placed next to or on top of recycling cans. Recycling should be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m.  If you happen to miss your collection day, the Fayette County Recycling Program has recycle dumpsters placed at Penn State near the Office of the Chancellor and Uniontown High School in the rear parking lot. The new recycling center located at 2032 Baldrige Rd., Connellsville, PA 15425 accepts drops off between Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Go down the hill into the facility by the scale house and place it in the orange dumpster. Please separate cardboard.

Recycling Fee

Starting in February 2017, a $1.00 per month recycling charge will be assessed for each household and business within South Union Township.  This charge will be incorporated into the monthly sewage bills.  The charge will cover the operating expenses of Pennsylvania mandated curbside pickup.  This fee is necessary due to the ever-increasing operational costs incurred.

Please recycle.  More participation will result in a lower cost for this mandated program.  Less recyclable materials are collected, thereby resulting in less income that is generated from the sale of these processed recyclable materials.

If you wish to confirm your pick up day or have questions about recycling, call the Township office at 724-438-5480 or send us a message.

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