RECYCLE OFTEN RECYCLE RIGHT
RECYCLING DROP OFF SITES:
Waste Management has a drop-off in Summit Township across from the Landfill at 851 Robinson Road, Erie. Monday, 12:00pm-8:00pm. An attendant is on site to inspect the recyclables. Bottles, Cans and Milk Jugs are accepted.
Another drop of site: Pro Waste located at 813 E. 18th St, Erie. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm. Acceptable items: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Tin Cans,/Aluminum, Plastic Bottles, Tires. 814-455-5119 for additional details or visit www.prowasteinc.com
TRASH COLLECTION OPTIONS
Two private Trash Collection Companies may service the Wayne Township residents: Advanced Disposal 800-338-8971and Waste Management 877-823-1030. Please call either of those two companies to set up your trash collection schedule. If you should learn of another service provider for our area, please call the office at 663-1663 and let us know.
ERIE COUNTY RECYCLING PROGRAM
You can conveniently free your life of waste, by participating in eWaste & Household Hazardous Waste Collections. This program is open to Erie County residents only. Pre-registration is required. A $0.35/lb. fee for all waste, except for tires will be applied. Recycling of Tires will cost $5/tire. Event Location: 1624 Filmore Ave, Erie PA (Millcreek Township)
To register, simply contact the Erie County Recycling Program (ECRP) toll-free at (866) 815-0016.
For more details, visit http://www.greeneriepa.org/erie-county-recycling-convenience-center.html
Materials accepted at e-Waste & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days:
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Consumer Electronics (e-Waste) and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
ACCEPTABLE E-WASTE: Televisions . CD Players . PC's, computer printers & peripherals . Mobile Phones . VCR's . Stereos & Tape Players . Fax machines . Copiers
ACCEPTABLE HHW: Cleaning products . Automotive products . Lawn & garden products . Indoor pesticides . Mercury thermostats or thermometers . Fluorescent light buls & CFL bulbs . Driveway sealer . Flammable products . Paint & Paint products . Auto & Household Batteries
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS INCLUDE: Ammunition & explosives . Radioactive material . Biological (sharps) . Smoke detectors
BEST BUY and LOWES RECYCLE
Best Buy & Lowes Stores will both accept electronics for recycling. Please visit their recycling webpages using these links: bestbuyrecycling / lowesrecycling
>> NOTE >> Best Buy is no longer accepting TV's or Monitors at their Pennsylvania stores. They are still accepting other electronics, and they may still recycle TV's if you are purchasing a new one. But they will no longer allow drop-offs of Televisions of any size.
HOME DEPOT can take CFL lights for recycling, instead of disposing in the trash.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ReStore does actual salvage projects, and you may donate any building/construction materials that are still reusable. Items may be dropped off at their warehouse >> 413 East 9th Street on Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
JUNK VEHICLES & VEHICLE PARTS RECYCLING RESOURCES
Lincoln Metal Processing has a 3-step process for disposing of junk vehicles:
Avoid neighbor complaints and/or Nuisance Ordinance Violations.
Below are a few resources for you to consider, although there are many junk vehicle & scrap metal dealers within a 60-mile radius of Wayne Township.
1. Call 814-838-7628 Extension 102 for pickup.
2. Lincoln Metal Processing sends out a tow truck to remove your vehicle.
3. You receive money $$$ for your junk vehicle.
Harmony Auto Parts 5130 Route 474 Ashville, NY
SCRAP METAL RECYCLING
Metalico Company 5338 Route 474 Ashville, NY
CARTON RECYCLING UPDATE ...
Both refrigerated and shelf-stable (terra-paks) cartons are now accepted in our Erie County (curbside) Recycling Programs, with or without lids/caps on. Cartons can be transformed into tissues and writing papers, as they are white fiber. An informative website about carton recycling: www.recyclecartons.com.
UNWANTED & EXPIRED MEDICINES
Many residents wonder how to properly dispose of unwanted or expired medicines. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has listed new disposal options that might be coming:
1. The PA DEP has a website where you can search your zip code and get the closest drop-offs. These are the currently listing of options for folks in Erie County to drop-off unwanted medications. https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelpNow/PillDropSearch.aspx?zip=16506.
2. LECOM also has a link on their site about the reason for properly disposing of unwanted medication & then a list of the locations that accept them: https://lecom.edu/safely-dispose-of-your-unwanted-medications/.
3. The Dept. of Health has a flyer with the locations & contact information in case folks have questions: https://www.eriecountypa.gov/media/341560/med-return-flyer-_1.pdf.
There are currently 12 locations, and most are either police stations or university Police & Safety offices, because of the security need.
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