Collection Program Requirements

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. Containers must weigh less than 50lbs when full.

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 the holiday should fall on your weekly pickup day, your pickup will be the next day.  Holidays that fall on a weekend will not affect weekly pickup.


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 & Magazines

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 can be commingled in 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 & Magazines:  Newspapers, glossy inserts, magazines, and telephone books are all recyclable.


  • Recyclable materials may be commingled, with the exception of cardboard and corrugated boxes. Place bottles, cans, jars, newsprint and other paper products, etc. in the recycling container. Cardboard and corrugated boxes must be flattened, 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.