Spring Programs at Westmoreland Cleanways

After the cold, snowy weekend we just had, its hard to imagine, but it is SPRING! For some, spring marks the beginning of warmer temperatures and blossoming trees and flowers. For us at Cleanways, it marks our busiest season of the year – Cleanup Season!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Typically, we host our first household hazardous waste collection event of the year in early spring. We will be doing so again this year… with a few changes.

For the past 25 years, Westmoreland Cleanways only had the resources available to host 2-3 household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events each year. Residents would need to stockpile dangerous HHW in their homes, and keep their fingers crossed they’d be available on event day. Well, that is no longer a worry!

We are proud to announce that starting in April 2022, we will be hosting WEEKLY HHW events. Noble Environmental will be on site every
Wednesday from  8am-1pm (regular operating hours) collecting household hazardous waste at a cost of $.80/1b.(credit/debit cards only for payment).

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste: (For questions about acceptable materials, check with Noble Environmental, 412-567-6566)
5 gallon containers or smaller of:

• Oil Based/Latex Paint/StainsNarnish
• Putties, Adhesives, Glues
• Wood/Metal Finishing Products
• Water Sealers
• Flammable Liquids
• Pool Chemicals
• Batteries
• Antifreeze/Automotive Fluids
• Household Cleaning Agents
• Drain Cleaners
• Lawn & Garden products/Fertilizers/Herbicides/Pesticides

Prohibited items: explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals, syringes, medical waste, smoke detectors, mercury containing devices, and elemental mercury.

**HHW will only be accepted on Wednesdays! Recycling Center employees are not legally permitted to handle HHW at any time and material cannot be stored on site.

Discount Tire Day: April 9, 2022 from 8:30-Noon
Dumped tires are a perfect vessel for standing water. And standing water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos, possible carriers of the West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases. In an effort to minimize the number of mosquito breeding grounds, Westmoreland Cleanways has partnered with the Westmoreland Conservation District West Nile Virus Program to host the West Nile Virus Cleanup.

On Saturday April 9, 2022, during our regular 2nd Saturday of the month hours of 8:30-Noon, customers will receive a $1.00 per tire discount off the regular disposal cost for each tire turned in.(other tire discounts won’t apply this day).

Regular disposal cost are as follows:

Passenger/Light Truck Tires: $4.00 Off Rim/$5.00 On Rim
Tractor Trailer (19.5, 22.5, 24.5): $15.00 Off Rim/ $18.00 on Rim.

Please note:

• If an individual is planning on bringing a large quantity of tires, please notify Cleanways prior to the event.

• Groups cleaning up tires from illegal dump sites MUST notify Cleanways prior to April 5th to receive free tire recycling during the event.

• Businesses are not eligible for the recycling discount.
Pick up PA

I’m sure that like us, you are disgusted by the amount of litter along our roads and waterways. Now is the time to act, before the vegetation begins to grow and hide the litter. Registration for Pick Up Pennsylvania 2022 Spring is now open. Events can include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, community greening and beautification, special collections and education events. Click here to register an event or to find a volunteer opportunity with a local event.

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling can provide supplies (gloves, vests, trash bags, disposal options) for any resident or group in Westmoreland County wishing to clean up their own corner of the world. Call the office at 724-879-4020 for details.

Free Recycling Bin Loaner Program for Special Events
Due to COVID, there have been very few large get-togethers over the past two years. Our fingers are crossed, that fairs, festivals and family reunions will resume this year. So we wanted to remind you of our recycling bin loaner program. ClearStream recycling bins can be borrowed for a 1-day event such as a family reunion, for a few days at a festival/fair, or even a few months for long term events such as football or soccer season. Please visit the website or contact us for more information.

As we head into the warmer PA weather, we hope to see you at the Westmoreland Cleanways recycling center sometime! If you stop by to bring us your items. be sure to stop in and say hello!