Do not dump items off when the recycling center is closed. It is considered illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted.
Address and Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation:
Mondays Noon – 5 p.m. (closed Dec. 25, Jan 1)
Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed Dec. 22)
Second Saturday of Each Month 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Recycling Center HOW TO Videos
Welcome to the Recycling Center: A brief introduction to the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, explaining what materials are collected and why.
Recycling Center Tour: Dropping material off at the Recycling Center? Review the process and find out what to expect when visiting.
How to Recycle Electronics at the Center: Learn about the Westmoreland Cleanways electronics collection program and find out the details about the Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling law.
How to Recycle Foam at the Center: An introduction to Cleanways’ new foam recycling collection program and how it works including acceptable/not acceptable material and how to prepare the material.
(videos were funded in 2021 when The Richard King Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to create unique recycling education videos with its Western Pennsylvania affiliates.)
Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials:
Not Accepted (To avoid any confusion, please review the list of items WE DO NOT ACCEPT before loading your vehicle):
- Plastic: pool liners, furniture, toys, buckets etc.
- Wood: furniture, TV stands, speakers, organs/pianos, anything in a wooden case or cabinet (except for console or rear projection TVs)
- Specialty glass: windows, sheet glass, automotive glass, mirrors, ceramics/toilets, candles jars, Pyrex,
- Incandescent light bulbs
- Ink/toner cartridges
- Mattresses, carpet, upholstered furniture
- Medicines and medical equipment
- Vacuum cleaners, rug scrubbers
- Small appliances that are mostly plastic, glass, or ceramic (coffee makers, lamps); dishwashers with plastic drum
- Single-use alkaline or rechargeable batteries, tool batteries, loose lithium ion laptop batteries (accepted at our bi-monthly household hazardous waste collection)
When in doubt, ask staff.
Acceptable Materials (Items are accepted free of charge unless otherwise noted.)
Material should be pre-sorted for ease in unloading vehicles. Sequence of drop-off is roughly the following order:
- Plastics 1-7 and vinyl siding and fencing: click here for details
- Glass bottles and jars:
- Clear, brown, green, and blue colored bottles and jars
- Separate by color, with the blue and green collected together.
- Lids and corks must be removed, metal lids can be recycled with scrap metal.
- Scrap Metal (non-refrigerant appliances, propane tanks, gas grills, lawn mowers, car parts, tools, microwaves, Christmas string lights, cans, misc.):
- Metal cans: aluminum and bimetal, accepted as scrap metal
- Freon/Refrigerant-containing Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, A/C, dehumidifiers, etc.): $20.00/unit
- Electronics such as TVs, computers and peripherals, see complete list below: NO CHARGE, except for a $25 unsafe handling fee for disassembled/smashed CRT TVs and monitors.
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
- Tires (members receive a discount on tires)
- Car/Light Truck Tires: $4.00 Off Rim/$5.00 On Rim
- Tractor Trailer: $15.00 Off Rim/ $18.00 On Rim
- Agricultural/farm tractor: $80.00
- Highway/construction/heavy equipment: $80.00
- Bulbs and Fixtures:
- Ballasts (PCB or non-PCB) $5.00 each
- Specialty bulbs: CFLs (compact fluorescent), fluorescent tubes 4ft or smaller, u-bend, halogen, HID, high pressure sodium, LED, etc. $1.00 each
- Fluorescent tubes 8ft or longer $2.00 each
- EPS (expanded polystyrene) # 6 Foam (commonly referred to as Styrofoam): click for details
- Accepted: Block Packaging Foam, Coolers, Colored and white food service trays, cups, plates, grocery store trays, egg cartons, and fast food containers (CLEAN OFF ALL FOOD RESIDUE)
- NOT RECYCLABLE: Packing peanuts, Rigid foam sheet insulation typically used in construction; “Spongey” block packaging
- Paper (please separate):
- Cardboard (corrugated, chip board, cereal boxes)
- Sorted Office Paper (white; staples and paperclips OK)
- Mixed paper (file folders, junk mail, magazines, phone books)
- Newspaper (black and white, color inserts)
- Books: Soft and hardback books
- Corrugated Plastic signs (coroplast): political campaigns, community events, and tradespeople advertisements (remove stands and grommets)
- Plastic Bags and plastic film, click for details
- Household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals) 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month when Noble Environmental is on site. Visit the link for details on acceptable material and costs.
Electronics, that by law must be recycled: (anything directly connected to a computer system): Video: How to Recycle Electronics
- TVs—all types (CRT tube; flat screen, rear projection, consoles (whole, intact, complete unit)
- An unsafe handling fee of $25 will be charged for disassembled/smashed CRT TVs and monitors
- Computer monitors—CRT tube, flat screen, and LED/LCD
- Laptops, iPads, tablets
- Peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers)
- Printers and All-in-One Printers
Electronics Not required by law to be recycled but CAN be:
- Answering Machines
- Cell phones
- Christmas light strings
- Docking Stations
- Electric typewriters
- Electrical Cords
- Fax/copy machines/duplicators
- Gaming consoles/controllers
- Remote Controls
- Stereos/tape/CD players
- Telephone systems
- Testing equipment
- VCR/DVD players
- Video games/cartridges
A Visit to the Center – What to Expect
- Items are accepted free of charge unless otherwise noted.
- Where fees apply, we accept cash, checks (payable to Westmoreland Cleanways) or debit/credit cards.
- Be prepared to take carrying totes and baskets back home.
- For ease in unloading vehicles, material should be pre-sorted as listed above in the acceptable materials list.
- Unless assistance is required visitors unload their own plastic containers, glass bottles and jars, scrap metal, cans and Freon appliances (after unloading a Freon appliance see a staff member to pay). All other items will be unloaded by recycling center staff inside the warehouse.