The Borough contracts with Waste Management for the collection of both solid waste and recycling. As a courtesy and as a means to provide a discount to our customers on this collection, the Borough bills the property owners as part of the utility billing for water and sewer services. By billing the resident directly, a discount is provided by the hauler, Waste Management, that the borough passes onto the property owner.
Trash collection is Wednesday morning, with exception to holidays that occur on Mondays and Tuesdays. In these circumstances, collection day will be pushed back 1 day. Trash cannot be put out prior to 6pm the night before collection, and cans must be removed by midnight the day of collection. ALL TRASH MUST BE PLACED IN THE PROVIDED WASTE MANAGEMENT TOTE OR IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. If you wish to purchase additional totes, please call Waste Management at 800-451-3060.
For missed pickups, please contact 1-
First, it’s important to follow the three main rules of recycling:
1. Recycle all bottles, cans and paper
2. Keep food and liquids out of your recycling bin
3. Keep plastic bags out of your recycling bin
Next, make sure you’re recycling good, quality material. Here is an overview of the types of materials that help make a successful recycling program:
Waste Management will take cardboard in Etna Borough, but it has to be cut up (no bigger than the size of a pizza box) and placed inside the recycling bin. They will not take cardboard that is not cut to size, or left outside of the bin.
Cartons are a type of packaging for food and beverage products you can purchase at the store. They are easy to recognize and are available in two types—shelf-
Cartons are mainly made from paper in the form of paperboard, as well as thin layers of polyethylene (plastic) and/or aluminum. Shelf-
Yes! Cartons are recyclable. In fact, the paper fiber contained in cartons is extremely valuable and useful to make new products.
To learn if your community accepts cartons for recycling, please visit RecycleCartons.com or check with your local recycling program.
Simply place the cartons in your recycle bin. If your recycling program collects materials as “singlestream,” you may place your cartons in your bin with all the other recyclables. If your recycling program collects materials as “dual-
Good question. The answer is no. Once cartons arrive at your local recycling facility, they will be sorted separately from the rest of the materials. To make this work at the facility, it is easier to modify how containers are sorted than paper. In the end, as long as all cartons are sorted and baled together, the material will then be recycled.
Below are links to event information for the Hard to Recycle and Household Chemical collections offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council.
Following these simple rules can help you become an expert recycler. Share new knowledge with your friends and neighbors. Together, we can make the world a better – and greener – place.
To help encourage recycling, the Borough has provided 32-gallon recycling bins for residents. Recycling, along with garbage, will be collected every Wednesday by Waste Management.
If you have any questions about your bin or the recycling program, please call the Borough office at 412-781-0569. If you have any questions about recycling, or are interested in enhancing recycling at home, visit Waste Management’s Recycle Often. Recycle Right. website at www.RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com.
WASTE MANAGEMENT will now pick up Household Generated Special Materials As part of the residential solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, effective October 1, 2015, you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your household generated special materials - safely, easily and responsibly. Introducing the At Your Door Special Collection SM program, a residential service offered by Waste Management to provide year-round collections for you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are three ways to schedule a collection:
Ammonia, cleaning compounds, bleach, floor stripper, drain cleaner, rust remover, carpet/upholstery cleaner, tile/shower cleaner, and more
Antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, fluids, polish, waxes, vehicle batteries, upholstery cleaners, and more
Computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, microwaves, DVD/CD players, CD ROM, fax machines, cell phones, VCRs, desktop printers, scanners, gaming systems, related cords, and more
Oil-based paint, latex paint, spray paint, artist paint, wood preservative, stain, caulk, sealer and more
Batteries of various sizes: AA, AAA, C, D and rechargeable.
Herbicide, insect spray/ insecticide, fertilizer, pesticide, and more
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and straight fluorescent tubes
Numerous items that contain mercury
Kerosene, gasoline, solvents and more
Sharps, syringes, needles and lancets
Pool acid, stabilizer, chlorine
Items NOT accepted through this service
|X Asbestos||X Biological Waste||X Medicines and prescriptions|
|X Ammunition and explosives||X Commercial or business supplies||X Unknown or unlabeled materials|
|X Trash, including bulky items and furniture||X Incandescent light bulbs||X Appliances: washing machines, vacuums, tools, or refrigerators|
|X Tires||X Liquid mercury||X Radioactive items|
|X Containers over 5 gallons||X Leaking or empty containers||X Smoke detectors|
|X Lamp fixtures||X Construction related materials||X Items improperly packaged for transportation|