Curbside Recycling Information
Youngwood Borough has partnered with Republic Services to offer to residents at no additional cost a curbside automated recycling service. This service will replace the 5 gallon recycle bins that were previously used. Please make sure your new recycling bins are placed at the curbline free from obstructions in a three foot area. Should you have any questions about this program please contact Republic Services customer service at 1-877-788-9400. Below is the 2013 recycling schedule.
Drop Off Recycling
There is an additional drop off point for recyclable materials located at the Public Works Complex. There are two blue dumpsters located just inside the gate for the Public Works Complex, the area is marked with a sign indicating what is accepted. Recyclable materials would include: newspapers, phone books, all plastics, cardboard, aluminum, tin, etc.
We are also able to accept used motor oil to be recycled. Please leave containers with only motor oil next to the main garage door in the rear of the main building.
Please call (724) 925-3033 for additional details.
According to the Covered devices Recycling Act (CDRA) of 2010, which goes into effect on January 24, 2013, all covered devices (TV's, laptops, desktop computers, keyboards and accessories, printers, etc.) are banned from disposal in landfills. As of January 24, 2013 it will be agaisnt the law for waste haulers to pick these items up with regular garbage pick-up. Westmoreland Cleanways also urges all electronics with a cord to be recycled. The flier below lists places that residents can take their devices to dispose of properly free of charge. Please feel free to contact Westmoreland Cleanways at (724) 836-4129 or Youngwood Borough at (724) 925-3660 with any additional questions.
2013 Electronic Recycling Locations.pdf
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Resident Firewood Program
Youngwood Borough will provide firewood to residents of Youngwood free of charge as wood becomes avaiable. A "Resident Request for Firewood" Form must be completed and turned into the borough office at 17 South 6th Street in order for a resident's name to be added to the list. The wood will become available from various maintenance activities including but not limited to general clean-up, storm clean-up and tree removal. This service will be on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact the Public Works Department at (724) 925-3033.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, brush etc.) can be dropped off at the Youngwood Public Works Complex Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. The drop off point for brush is located just inside the gate of the facility next to the sign for brush. The drop off point for grass, leaves & other composting materials is behind the main building next to the dumpster.
To schedule brush pick up please call (724) 925-3033.
Mulched materials are available on a first come first serve basis. Please call the Public Works Department for details.
In 2011 Youngwood Borough collected 182.25 tons of compost material (grass, leaves, etc.). Also collected were 173 Christmas trees and 250 gallons of used motor oil. Also collected and chipped was brush from all over the borough, both picked up and dropped off. The compost was used for various restoration projects. The Christmas tree and other tree waste were used for mulch and for weed control. The used motor oil was reused to provide heat. If you have any questions about our recycling program please feel free to contact us.