Residents of Shaler Township are required to recycle in accordance with state law.  Township administration encourages residents to recycle as much as possible. When the garbage contract is put out to bid to secure pricing for the residents, the haulers are very aware of the amount of recycling materials generated by the community.  If recycling volumes are high, the hauler can avoid additional landfill fees for excessive tonnage.  Residents will receive more attractive pricing from haulers if recycling volumes are maintained. 

The Covered Electronic Recycling Act 108 of 2010 prohibits the disposal of 'covered electronic devices' such as televisions, computer monitors, laptops, printers, and copiers in landfills.

Republic Services new E-Waste and Household Hazaroudous Waste pick-up

Your Household Hazaroudous Waste (HHW) and E-Waste can now be safely collected from each home by making a call to a special toll free number: 1-800-464-2120  or e-mailed to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Residents who call will be asked to describe the items they wish collected. They will be told how to package this Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste in a special HHW Kit, which will be sent to resdients. Each kit will include a 42-gallon clear plastic bag and detailed with instructions on how to package the items to be collected safety and securely. They will also be given a collection date. Such items must be kept in a secure location, NOT at the curb, until collected. The only exception is a single item that weighs 50 pounds or more, such as a large television which must be placed at the curb.

On the appointed date of collection, Republic Services personnel will arrive at your home to collect the packaged items to be taken for recycling or disposal.

This service is available throughout the year by merely making a call and describing the items to be collected at your home.

Here is a list of items that Republic Services will collect (5 gallons or less):


Paint - latex & oil based Televisions Cassette Players
Paint Thinners, gasoline, solvents Computers, monitors Answering Machines
Oil, Petroleum-based lubricants Telephones, including cell phones Calculators
Ethylene Glycol, antifreeze Mouse, Mice Satellite receivers
Pesticides, Herbicides Keyboards Video cameras
Aerosols Wires/Cables Tape recorders
Mercury, Mercury debris Printers Record players
Light bulbs - flourescents, compact flourescents (cfl), high-intensity VCR's Audio amplifiers
Discharge (HID) lamps DVD players
Batteries - lead acid, alkaline, nicad CD players
Pool chemicals Fax machines
Cleaners - acidic & basic Disk drives
Resins and epoxy Copiers


 Single Sort Recycling - Recycle all these items in your single-sort recycling container.  There is no longer a separation of recycling materials.

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard - broken down and placed in cart
  • Glass - all colors and shapes
  • Newsprint and Inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Plastics #1 - 6 - do not include if not identified by a number (see below for details)
  • Steel Cans
  • Phone Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes
  • Boxboard: such as tissue, dryfood boxes, cereal, noodles and cake boxes.
  • Pizza Boxes - Lid only - if not tainted by food
  • Magazines and Catalogs

Non-Recyclable Materials:

  • Window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, ovenware such as pyrex, pottery or ceramics.
  • Pizza box bottoms - tainted by food
  • Waxed boxed containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aerosol cans
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Styrofoam materials

The above recycling list is available as a download and printable as a PDF file.  Recycling PDF file.

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 Paper Retriever Program:  Click Here for paper recycling locations.             

The Paper Retriever program accepts the following:

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Office and school papers
  • Shopping catalogs
  • Mail
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Fax, copy paper and all colored paper

There are Paper Retriever bins located at different sites in Shaler Township.  For a site near you, please check the website above.

Recycling Sites:

Allegheny County Health Department: 

PA Resources Council, Inc:

Zero Waste Residential Community Program:

Construction Junction -

Earth 911:

Applicance Disposal or 1-888-GO-FREON: (1-888-463-7366)

E-Cycling - cell phone recycling:

Greener Gadgets:

More information is available by calling DEP's toll-free Household Waste hot line at 800-346-4242.

Furniture, clothing and household non-profit donation list: download