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.
Covered Electronic Recycling Act 108 of 2010
Starting January 2013, 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. These devices will only be collected through electronic recycling (e-waste) pick-ups.
The Township holds Electronic Recycling Events in the Spring and Fall at Kiwanis Park. Please look for details in the InShaler newsletter.
Local Options for Recycling Compact Flourescent Bulbs
Single Sort Recycling - Recycle all these items in your single-sort recycling container. There is no longer a separation of recycling materials.
The above recycling list is available as a download and printable as a PDF file. Recycling PDF file.
Abitibi Paper Program: Click Here for paper recycling locations.
The Paper Retriever program accepts the following:
There are Abitibi Paper Retriever bins located at different sites in Shaler Township. For a site near you, please check the website above.
Allegheny County Health Department: http://www.achd.net/
PA Resources Council, Inc: http://www.prc.org/
Zero Waste Residential Community Program: http://www.zerowastepgh.org/
Construction Junction - http://www.constructionjunction.org/
Earth 911: www.earth911.com
Applicance Disposal or 1-888-GO-FREON: (1-888-463-7366) www.appliancedisposal.org/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov/cellphone/
Greener Gadgets: www.mygreenelectronics.org
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