The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection of garbage and recyclables for the borough.
It is illegal for anyone other than the Borough to pick-up recyclables. When someone takes recyclables from the curb, it takes money away from the borough and YOU!
If you see someone other than the Borough Recycling Crew taking recyclables that have been put out at the curb for pick-up please call the police department at (412) 461 – 3125 immediately.
Borough Code Chapter 20, Part 1 Section 103 #10:
It shall be unlawful for placement of solid waste and / or recyclables to be collected to be placed at curbside for collection prior to 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, of the day before scheduled collection. [Ord. 1094]
All municipal waste shall be stored in containers approved by the Borough or its designated representative. Individual containers and bulk containers utilized for storage of municipal waste shall comply with the following standards:
Tree branches and bushes are collected curbside on an as needed basis. If you have tree branches and shrubs that need removed please call the Public Works Department and they will put you on the schedule for collection. There is no pickup during the months of May through August due to the borough’s paving program.
Items such as old refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, etc. are collected curbside by the Public Works Department on your regularly scheduled trash day.
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act states that beginning in January 2013, Kelly Run landfill will no longer accept televisions, computers, and computer peripherals. If you are interested in more information about electronics recycling in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Environmental Protection’s website for more information.
Looking for a good, environmentally friendly way to get rid of you unwanted items that are not accepted for pickup? Try Construction Junction. They accept e-waste along with batteries, light bulbs, ballasts, and more. Visit their website for specifics on what can be reused or recycled, deconstructed, everything else they accept, and how to donate. Moreover, they “provide an itemized receipt of your donations for tax deductions.”
Leaves are collected curbside usually during the months of October and November on your normal recycling day. The leaves must be placed in the brown bags that can be composted. Please note that leaves places in plastic bags will not be picked up.
For this season leaf collection will be six weeks long. It starts the week of October 12, 2015 and ends the week of November 20, 2015.
The Public Works Department does residential recycling on biweekly basis. The borough’s recycling program both saves and makes the borough money through landfill savings, recycling proceeds, state grants, and performance grants.
There is no need to separate recyclables as all recyclable material can be placed in one bin or bag.
Recyclable Items Include: