Recycling

recylcing bins

PAPER RECYCLING

Paper recycling containers are located next to the old road garage (above the ballfields on Route 168) and beside the gravel pile at the Municipal Office at 262 Pittsburgh Grade Road.

This is a free service and does not cost the Township to have them emptied. Flattened cardboard is acceptable.

Please do NOT deposit any food containers such as cereal boxes, etc. as the food residue could attract rodents to the boxes.

ROTATING RECYCLING TRAILER

Greene Township participates in a cooperative recycling project with the Townships of Hanover, Independence and Raccoon.  The jointly owned recycling trailer is located at the municipal building at 262 Pittsburgh Grade Road on a rotating basis.

The Board of Supervisors has accepted the burden of the cost to recycle as their pledge to help reduce the waste stream.

The Township must pay the company who accepts the recyclables, as the market for them is down.

There is also the cost of equipment and labor to deliver the recycling trailer to the processor and then to the next Township.

The schedule is as follows:

  • First full weekend – Independence
  • Second full weekend – Raccoon,
  • Third full weekend – Hanover
  • Fourth full weekend – Greene Township.

Residents of any of the four Township’s may drop off their recyclables at any location!!

This trailer accepts #1 & #2 Plastic Containers, unbroken glass – clear, green and brown beverage bottles and food jars with lids and metal rings removed.  Steel Cans – including food cans of bi metal and tin cans such as soup and vegetable, empty paint cans and empty aerosol cans.

Aluminum – beverage and food cans, pie plates and clean foils.

We also have large green and yellow paper retriever bins that sit outside of the Municipal building daily for paper recycling.

WEEKEND DUMPSTER

A dumpster is provided at 262 Pittsburgh Grade Road for Greene Township,  Hookstown, and Georgetown residents ONLY.

Currently, the dumpster is closed for the winter.  The Dumpster will OPEN on March 25, 2017.  Hours of operation are 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays ONLY.

We accept most items that your garbage hauler will not take.  There are some exceptions, due to the restrictions placed on us by our recycling company.

   We will not take the following:

Household garbage, mattresses, propane tanks, batteries, yard waste, televisions, electronics (including computers), fuel tanks, recyclable tires and refrigerators unless they are tagged to have the freon removed by a certified technician.

Looking for a place to take the items that we cannot accept?

Call the BEAVER COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER at 724.770.2064, or visit their website http://www.beavercountypa.gov/waste-management/waste-management-recycling-instructions for days and times.

THE SOUTHWESTERN PA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TASK FORCE takes common household chemicals such as pesticides, paints, cleaners, automotive fluids and pool chemicals.  412.488.7452

BEST BUY takes TVs and other electronics.  Call for more information 724.728.3816

IRON CITY STEEL AND RECYCLING 724.457.4766

for more information on recycling and donation centers, visit www.earth911.com