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          ”Thank You” for taking part in our new Recycling Program. Your efforts extend the life of the landfill, save energy in making new products & save natural resources. At our Drop-Off sites we will be recycling

    #1 & #2 Plastics
    Clear Glass Containers
    Brown & Green Glass Containers
    Newspaper, Phone Books, Magazines & Catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    Tin Cans
    Aluminum Cans

          Everyone wants to recycle properly & we do have some rules we all must follow to make this Recycling Program work for all who participate.

    1. All items should be rinsed WELL to reduce odor, contamination & attraction to vermin & bees.
    2. Flatten the items to save space, if possible remove labels & do not break glass. Remove the rings & caps, these items contaminate the recyclables.
    3. Bring your items in containers you can reuse. It is more convenient for you to have your recyclables already separated & ready to put in the appropriate section. NO plastic bags are to be put in the recycling container.
    4. CLOSE ALL DOORS WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED, WET NEWSPAPER IS LOST AS RECYCLABLE!
    5. ABSOLUTELY NO GARBAGE DUMPING!
    6. PLEASE DO NOT LET CHILDREN PLAY ON OR AROUND THE CONTAINERS, THEY COULD GET HURT!

    ~ ACCEPTABLE PLASTICS ~
    CHECK THE NECK

    The ONLY PLASTICS that should be placed in the recycling container are: #1 & #2 (check the bottom for the correct number inside the recycling symbol) plastic bottles with a neck narrower than the base, clean & without lids or rings, pour spouts from detergent & softener jugs. THE EXCEPTION IS MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS! These CANNOT be recycled! Flatten to save space as these are bulky items.

    ~ UNACCEPTABLE PLASTICS ~

    Even tho these containers are marked #1 & #2 they are not recyclable at this time!

    Motor oil containers, margarine tubs, yogurt containers etc. Also, UNACCEPTABLE PLASTICS are laundry baskets, children’s toys, swimming pools, tarps, 5 gal. buckets, plastic coat hangers, styrofoam containers or plastic bags.

    ~ ACCEPTABLE GLASS ~

    Soda, juice, beer, wine, liquor & food containers. Any plastic labeling, lids & rings should be removed.

    ~ UNACCEPTABLE GLASS ~

    Ceramics, mirrors, heatproof ovenware, microwave trays, drinking glasses, dinnerware, crystal, window glass, windshields, light bulbs, etc.

    ~ ACCEPTABLE NEWSPRINT ~
    NEWSPAPERS, PHONE BOOKS, MAGAZINES & CATALOGS

    Dry clean items only.
    LEAVE LOOSE & DO NOT TIE OR LEAVE IN A BUNDLE, TAKE OFF ALL PLASTIC & BROWN
    PAPER COVERINGS

    ~ UNACCEPTABLE NEWSPRINT ~

    NO cardboard. NO PORNOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES OR CATALOGS.

    ~ ACCEPTABLE TIN CANS ~

    Tin/steel food containers ONLY, with lables removed, well rinsed to eliminate odor & conamination. Lids can be inserted as long as they are tin. Also check your dog & cat food containers. Use a magnet to be sure & crush to save space.

    ~ ACCEPTABLE ALUMINUM CANS ~

    Aluminum drink cans, they should be well rinsed to eliminate odor, conamination & bees. Also check your dog & cat food cans, some are Aluminum. Check your cans with a magnet to be sure & crush to save space.

    Questions/Complaints?
    Contact: Darlene Peterson, at 726-2431
    Or send an e-mail with the button below.

    "REDUCE WASTE, REUSE PRODUCTS & RECYCLE"


    WCSWA RECYCLING PROGRAM
    DROP OFF SITES
    DROP-OFF SITES MATERIALS ACCEPTED
    Pleasant Twp. Building
    8 Chari Lane
    Mon.-Fri. 7AM-3:00PM
    723-5240
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Note: The Aluminum Cans from this site benefits
    the local Boyscout Troup &
    is collected in a separate box.
    Cherry Grove Twp. Fire Hall
    Cherry Grove Rd.
    Mon. & Thurs.
    8:30AM-12:30PM
    Tues. 7PM-9PM.
    968-3261
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Glade Twp. Building
    99 Cobham Park Rd.
    Mon. - Fri.
    7AM - 3:30PM
    1st. & 3rd. Tuesday's of each month
    from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
    726-2159
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Columbus Twp.
    Across from the
    Columbus Vol. Fire Dept.
    Social Hall
    Mon.- Sat.
    6:00AM-6:00PM
    664-2711
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Eldred Twp.
    Behind the Grand Valley Vol. Fire Dept. Building.
    Woods St.
    Mon.-Sat. 7AM-7PM
    436-7654
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Sheffield Twp.
    Elk St.
    Mon.-Fri.
    6:00AM-5:00PM
    Saturday 9AM-5:00PM
    968-3906
    Closed Holidays
    Newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
    NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL,
    aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Note: The Aluminum Cans from this site benefits
    the local Boyscout Troup &
    is collected in a separate box.

    The City of Warren is a mandated community for recycling. The City has a curbside recycling program for aluminum cans, clear & colored glass, plastic bottles & newsprint for the residents. ALL residents are required to use this recycling service. If you have questions about this contact the City at 814-726-6300 or visit this link for the schedule of pick up dates. 2006-2007 Recycling Schedule

    OTHER LOCAL RECYCLING SITES
    DROP-OFF SITES MATERIALS ACCEPTED
    Tidioute Lions Club
    Grant St. Ext.
    Daylight hours 484-7424
    Newspaper, aluminum & tin cans, clear,
    brown & green glass, #1 & #2 plastics
    Youngsville Borough
    40 Railroad St.
    Mon-Fri. 8AM-4PM
    563-4604
    Curbside newspaper only.
    Mortenson Recycling
    Rt. 69, Sugar Grove
    2nd. & 4th. Sat. 9AM-3PM
    489-7702
    Newspaper, aluminum & tin cans, clear glass,
    green & brown glass, #1 & #2 plastics, corrugated cardboard,
    phone books, magazines, catalogs
    Charles Punsky & Son
    123 S. Irvine Street, Warren
    Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM, Sat. 9AM-12PM
    723-7471
    Aluminum cans & scrap metal will be purchased, NO appliances
    Segel & Sons
    107 South St., Warren
    Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM, Sat. 8AM-12PM
    723-4900
    Aluminum & tin cans, scrap metal &
    car batteries will be purchased, charges apply for
    freezers & refrigerators other appliances also accepted
    R & W Truck Service
    2701 Pa. Ave. West Ext.
    (Starbrick)
    Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM Sat. 8AM-12PM
    723-4350
    Used oil & antifreeze, do not mix products, charges apply
    North Auto Crushers
    Cable Hollow Rd., Akeley
    Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5Pm Sat. 8AM-3PM
    757-9353
    Scrap metal, no Freon appliances accepted,
    aluminum cans, car batteries, scrapped auto bodies

    ~ DECODING PLASTICS ~

    The little numbers on the bottoms of your plastic bottles need to be a mystery no more. Here is a Handy Guide

    #1 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is used for soda bottles because it holds carbonation so well. It has a recycling rate of over 27% & reappears in soda bottles, carpets & synthetic textiles.

    #2 High-density polyethylene (HDPE) can be shaped into bottles with handles, so it’s often used for milk, water & detergents. It is the second most commonly recycled plastic & makes detergent bottles, recycling bins, irrigation pipes & other plastic cups that hold the bottom of the PET bottles.

    These are the 2 most recycled items at any drop-off site. Call the drop-off site to see if they take any of these other items.

    #3 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) appears in some cooking oil bottles & in film for meat packaging. There is a tiny but growing market to recycle PVC into pipe or fencing.

    #4 Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) makes shopping bags & other film products & flexible margarine tubs. It also has a very small recycling rate, but can be used for new bags & film.

    #5 Polypropylene (PP) is found in yogurt cups & ketchup bottles. It can be recycled into auto parts, carpets & textiles, but less than 1% is actually collected.

    #6 Polystyrene (PS) comes in 2 versions: clear, as in salad take-out trays; & foamed, such as Styrofoam, which insulates food well. It is sometimes collected in bulk for recycling & can be remade into office products like rulers, cafeteria trays, toys & video cassette cases.

    #7 Everything else, especially products with a mixture of the other 6 resins. It’s rarely recycled.

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