Recycling


The Richland Township Recyclable Collection Program requires all residents occupying single-family and multi-family dwellings of two and three units to do the following:

Containers: Recyclables must be placed in containers provided by the Township. The containers are available at the Municipal Building. 

Placement of Containers: Curbside pick-up requires that containers be placed at the curb by 5:00 am on the collection day. Where there is no curb, place containers next to the roadway or berm.

Holidays: If there is a holiday during the week of your scheduled pickup day, your pickup will be the next day. There is Saturday pickup.  Holidays that fall on a weekend will not affect weekly pickup. 

COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLES

Richland Township requires all residents occupying single-family and multi-family dwellings of two and three units to recycle specific materials from their solid waste.  The following materials are recyclable:

Glass Containers
Aluminum Cans
Steel and Bi-metallic Cans
Plastics (#1 through #5)
Cardboard (cereal and food boxes, gift boxes, etc.)
Corrugated Boxes (moving boxes, packing boxes, etc.)
Newspaper 

Glass Containers: Rinse glass containers and remove lids.  Paper labels need to be removed. NOTE: window glass, mirrors, ceramics, drinking glasses, dishes or light bulbs are not recyclable.

Aluminum Cans, Steel and Bi-Metallic Cans: Rinse cans and flatten to save space.  Labels need to be removed. 

Plastics:  Five types of plastic containers are collected. They are identified with numbers 1 through 5 in the recycling symbol.  Rinse plastic containers, remove caps. NOTE: Plastic grocery or dry cleaner bags are not recyclable at the curb; check with the store for recycling locations.

Cardboard:  Cardboard boxes, such as cereal boxes or shoe boxes, must be flattened and placed beside your recycling container.  Cardboard boxes with a wax finish cannot be recycled. TIP: If an ink pen writes on the box, it is recyclable.

Corrugated Boxes:  Corrugated boxes must be bundled together with string. Place bundles beside the recyclables container.

Newspaper:  Newspapers must be bound and placed adjacent to recycling container.

RECYCLABLES PREPARATION

  • Recyclable materials may be commingled, with the exception of cardboard and corrugated boxes. Place bottles, cans, jars, etc. in the recycling container. Cardboard and corrugated boxes must be flattened, cut into no larger than 3'x3' pieces, tied into bundles and placed beside the recycling container.
  • Rinse recyclable beverage and food containers to keep insects away and to aid in the recycling process.
  • Do NOT put any recyclables in plastic bags.
 

Electronics Recycling: The Solid Waste Authority located in Ebensburg, PA) accepts electronics for recycling during business hours - Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Please contact the Solid Waste Authority Office for questions concerning electronics recycling at 814-472-2109.

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Click the Recycling Symbol to be redirected to the Cambria County Solid Waste Authority.




 

 

Richland Township has taken recycling from its infancy to where we are today and could not have done so without assistance from the state.  We are very proud of our program and have strived to set good examples for other municipalities to follow.  Let’s not go backwards, but continue to advance into the future with recycling.