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Spring By The Way Newsletter Now Available

Download the Spring 2014 By The Way newsletter for the back-story to the new recycling center, a list of permanent drug collection sites, and interesting items from the world of recycling.

Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center Opened February 3, 2014

Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center and Offices opened for business as of Monday, February 3, 2014. Our new facility is located at Innovative Park off Rt. 30 in Unity Township. The new address and phone number are:

Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center Details

Materials accepted at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center include:

Other Acceptable Items:

Click here for a flyer listing all materials collected for recycling at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center.

Permanent Drug Take-Back Collection Program Now In Westmoreland County

Thanks to a grant from The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA), hundreds of communities across Pennsylvania are installing secure and permanent prescription drug drop-off boxes. As part of Governor Corbett's Healthy PA Drug Take-Back Initiative, 21 police departments in Westmoreland County registered with the program through the Westmoreland County District Attorney. Click here for a list of drug drop-off sites.

We recommend that you contact the location directly to confirm that the Drug Take-Back box has been installed and is accepting drop-offs.

The Great American Cleanup of PA – March 1 through May 31, 2014

Registration for the Great American Cleanup of PA, sponsored by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is now open. Visit www.gacofpa.org to register your cleanup event. Whether you're an organized group, neighbors, or a group of one, we can all make an impact on beautifying our communities. When it's time for your cleanup, pick up your cleanup supplies (gloves, trash bags, safety signs) from Westmoreland Cleanways. Let's help Keep Westmoreland County Beautiful!

2013 Annual Municipal Recycling Reports Due February 21

The Annual 2013 Recycling Reports are due to Westmoreland Cleanways by Friday, February 21. Updated forms for 2013 were emailed in December which reflect changes made by the DEP for this year's reports. If you misplaced them, download the correct form here.

New "Curbside Recycling" Page

Click here to view our newest page "Curbside Recycling." Included on this page:

Earth Machine Compost Bin and Systern Rain Barrel Sale

Earth Machine Compost Bin

Thank you to everyone who purchased a rain barrel or backyard composting bin at our June 1 sale. If you were unable to make it to the sale, you're in luck. We have a limited supply of Systern rain barrels available for $65.00, and Earth Machine™ Backyard Compost Bins for $55. This is a significant savings from the regular retail price of $100.00 or more.

SYSTERN Rain Barrel

Barrels and bins will be sold on a first-come, first served basis, and when they're gone, they will be gone. Call the office at 724-879-4020 for more information.

Clearstream BinHosting a Special Event?
Consider our FREE Special Events Recycling bin loaner program

Westmoreland Cleanways promotes recycling at special events and outdoor spaces. We offer a loaner program in which recycling bins can be borrowed for a 1 day event such as a graduation party, for a few days at a festival/fair, or even a few months for long term events such as the baseball or swimming season. Please call 724-879-4020 or click here for more information.

Search the Web – and give back to Westmoreland Cleanways

Search the WebIn 2013, the total raised was $56.46... Can we do better in 2014?

Stop and think about how many times a day you search the Internet. Is it once? Twice? Five times a day? Search the Web using GoodSearch.com and get the most relevant results including video, images and more powered by Yahoo! search technology. Each time you search the Web, you earn about a penny for Westmoreland Cleanways.

Ordering pizza for a party? Going out to dinner for your anniversary? Register for GoodDining and you can earn up to 6% of your total bill, including tax and tip, as a donation for Westmoreland Cleanways when you dine at any one of the more than 10,000 participating restaurants bars or clubs across the nation 365 days a year.

Add the GoodToolbar to your Internet browser and never miss an opportunity to donate to Westmoreland Cleanways. You can search the Internet from the search bar. Also a part of the toolbar will light up when you are shopping online at a GoodShop partner site notifying you of donation opportunities and alerting you to coupons and discounts available from the merchant. *Based on the average merchant partner donation of 3%.

Worn But Not Worn Out – Give Your Old Shoes A New Life

Westmoreland Cleanways is excited to announce a new partnership with Shoebox Recycling to collect usable footwear and put it to a much better use than landfilling. ShoeBox Recycling collects "worn but not worn out" shoes and sends them to developing countries, where they are distributed to people who truly need them. Some of the many benefits of the program are to decrease foot-borne illness, create economic opportunities in the local economies, keep a small piece of over 300 million pairs of shoes out of the landfill, and to support Westmoreland Cleanways' educational and outreach programs. Drop-off boxes are now located at Westmoreland Cleanways' Donohoe Road office, Chambers Hall at the University of Pitt-Greensburg campus, and in Founders Hall at Westmoreland County Community College's Youngwood Campus. Click here for collection sites and the types of shoes we can accept. If you would like to host a collection site for Westmoreland Cleanways, please contact us at 724-879-4020.

The Westmoreland County Recycling Guide is Available Online

A downloadable Recycling Guide for Westmoreland County is available. For the most extensive, up-to-date information on recycling opportunities in our county, download the Recycling Guide.


1480 WCNS AM Radio's Saturday morning show, Talk Block, features "Talking Trash with Westmoreland Cleanways" from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Talking Trash covers a variety of programs and services offered by Westmoreland Cleanways and of importance to our residents. If you would like to hear about a particular topic or if you would like to have a question answered during the show, email ekeefe@westmorelandcleanways.org.

Listen online at 1480 WCNS.

Find a link on our site that doesn't work? Can't find updated information?

We are continually updating our website to provide residents with the most current information and recycling opportunities available. If there is information that you cannot access or locate, please call our office at 724-879-4020. We welcome and appreciate your feedback!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Vendors, Board and Dedicated Volunteers who helped make our Collections a success!

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