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.
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.
Republic Services new E-Waste and Household Hazaroudous Waste pick-up is starting in April.
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.
Residents who call will be asked to describe the items they wish collected. They will be told how o 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):
|HOUSEHOLD HAZADOUS WASTE||E-WASTE||E-WASTE|
|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|
|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.
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