Christmas Tree Cycling
With the holiday season upon us, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling would like to encourage everyone to continue the spirit of giving by recycling your live Christmas tree. After the festivities are finished, you can take your tree to one of the tree-cycling drop-off sites located throughout Westmoreland County. These trees are either be:
- • Chipped for mulch. The mulch will eventually decompose into valuable humus, nourishing and renewing the soil.
- • Used as wildlife habitats, prevent beachfront erosion, improve shoreline stabilization on rivers and lakes, and improve fish habitat.
Please click here for a printable list of recycling drop-off dates and locations in Westmoreland County. Click here for more information about Christmas Tree recycling.
**All locations require that trees are completely bare of decorations when dropped off. This includes any tree bags or wrappings used to transport the tree to the drop-off site.
Nature’s Recyclers: A Vermicomposting Teacher Workshop
Where: Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
When: Saturday, February 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Join Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling and Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve for a Vermicomposting (composting with worms) Workshop! This workshop, for both formal and non-formal educators, will feature hands-on activities that will teach you the purpose of composting, the proper care of a worm bin, and many ideas of how you can incorporate a worm bin in your preschool-elementary age classroom or center. All participants will take home a worm bin and educational resources to use in your classrooms. (Space limited to 12 participants)
If you have any questions please contact Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling:
Natalie Reese, 724-879-4020 or email.
**Workshop funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection**
Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center
- Monday / Noon – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday / 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Second Saturday of each month / 8:30 a.m. – Noon
To meet the County's need for an outlet to recycle electronics and other hard to dispose items, Westmoreland Cleanways opened up a Recycling Center to collect items such as Electronics, Cardboard, Tires and Freon Appliances. The Center is open 3 days a week and 1 Saturday a month. Weather is not an issue as the Center has a drive-thru service, complete with our staff ready, willing, and able to help unload your vehicle.
Click here for a flyer listing all materials collected for recycling at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center.
***Please Note: As of January 1, 2016, the Recycling Center hours on Mondays changed to Noon to 5 p.m. As of September 21, 2015, we can no longer accept Digital Media (VCR tapes, CD/DVDs, floppy disks, cassette tapes) as we no longer have an outlet to have them recycled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.***
New to our Loaner Bin Program
We now have a choice of 2 different recycling bins available for loan.
- Smaller green bin: 22 gallon, typically used indoors such as in an office or classroom.
- Larger blue wire bin with lid: Usually used for outdoor events, festivals, or family reunions. Normally this bin has a shorter loan period than the green on.
For more information and /or to reserve a bin please contact Natalie or call the office.
We are always in need of pallets to be used at our Recycling Center to ship electronics for recycling. On really busy days, we can use up to 15 pallets a day, if not more. If you have unwanted, usable pallets, and can transport them to our facility, please consider donating the pallets to Westmoreland Cleanways. Call our office for more details: 724-879-4020
Like What We Do? Be a Part of Westmoreland Cleanways
Did you know that in 2014, Westmoreland Cleanways:
- ♲ Reached thousands of children through our in-school and after-school educational programs AT NO COST to the school or sponsoring group
- ♲ Accepted over 700,000 pounds of electronics for proper recycling at our Recycling Center, AT NO COST to the consumer.
- ♲ Enabled the removal and proper disposal of thousands of illegally dumped tires from our environment AT NO COST to the volunteers and municipalities that cleaned them up.
- ♲ Supplied thousands of dollars worth of supplies (trash bags, safety vests and equipment, recycling containers and bags) AT NO COST to residents and groups wishing to make their communities cleaner, healthier, and a better place to live.
These are just a few of the projects Westmoreland Cleanways sponsors throughout the year.
Be a part of Westmoreland Cleanways by becoming a member. Click on the "Join Us" tab at the top of this page to either download a membership form or join on-line. Be a part of what over 700 members already know. Membership in Westmoreland Cleanways affirms your commitment to ensuring the health and beauty of our Westmoreland community.
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.
Small Business Recycling
Did you know that if your business is located in any of the 17 largest municipalities in the county, you are required by law to recycle? If not, you're not alone. In keeping with our mission, Westmoreland Cleanways has launched a new program aimed specifically at small businesses to encourage, establish, or improve their recycling programs. Click here for program details.
For more information about how to design successful recycling program, read the latest issue of "By the Way".
Permanent Drug Take-Back Collection Program in Westmoreland County
Many police stations in the county have installed permanent Drug Take Back Boxes to address the environmental, public health and safety concerns of drug abuse and disposal. For more information about the program and a list of the drop off sites, visit our Recycling Resources page.
Hosting 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.
Worn But Not Worn Out – Give Your Old Shoes A New Life
Westmoreland Cleanways continues its successful partnership with Community Recycling's Shoebox Recycling Program to collect "worn but not worn out" shoes and send them to developing countries. Over one TON of shoes have been collected and distributed to people who truly need them, keeping them out of the landfill, decreasing foot-borne illness, creating economic opportunities in the local economies, and supporting Westmoreland Cleanways' educational and outreach programs. Drop-off boxes are located at Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, Chambers Hall at the University of Pitt-Greensburg campus, and at several other community locations. Click here for collection sites and the types of shoes we can accept. If you would like to host a collection site or even a special collection event for Westmoreland Cleanways, please contact us at 724-879-4020.
Help Support Westmoreland Cleanways!
As a member of Westmoreland Cleanways or even as a non-member you can help to support our recycling and clean-up efforts without paying a penny. Visit our new page to find out about some simple yet beneficial ways to help Westmoreland Cleanways fulfill our mission to make Westmoreland County a cleaner, healthier, more beautiful place to live and work.
If you witness an environmental risk you feel should be reported, contact the Southwest DEP office at 412-442-4192.
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!
- 128 Innovative Lane
- Suite 2000 (Building E)
- Latrobe, PA 15650-5462
- Phone: 724-879-4020
- Fax: 724-879-8576
- Recycling Center GPS Address:
- 113 Innovative Lane (Building F)
- Latrobe, PA 15650
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