5 April 2022

Electronics Recycling Scheduled in Greene County

WAYNESBURG – Greene County Commissioners and the Department of Planning and Community Development announce the opportunity for appliance and electronics recycling. May 4, 2022 will be the first of two opportunities for Greene County residents to recycle appliances and most electronic devices. This event will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Road in Waynesburg, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. This fall, the second opportunity is scheduled for September 21, 2022.

Freon appliances are $25.00 each which would include refrigerators, dehumidifier and water coolers. Most electronics are free including: cell phones, cameras, computers, monitors, printers and scanners. Flat screen and CRT style TVs are also accepted with a potential fee for TVs with broken screens. Fluorescent light bulbs are $2.00 each. Please pre-register for the event at https://www.co.greene.pa.us/recycling.

Recycling of traditional materials is offered through the Greene County recycling program to residents and businesses through a cooperative relationship between the County of Greene, Greene Arc, Inc. and Gateway Recycling.
Greene Arc, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation providing Residential, Vocational, Day Support, Job Support, Job Opportunities, Advocacy and Mental Health/Recovery services to citizens with disabilities from Greene and surrounding counties.

The recycling center located at 197 Dunn Station Road, Prosperity, PA 15329 serves private citizens who individually deliver products for recycling. The facility is open to the public Monday through Friday, 09:30 am – 1:00 pm. A staff member will examine your products to ensure they are acceptable. This will not be a “drop & go”.

The following is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable recyclable products.

Paper as listed (please separate)
• Cardboard (Corrugated Boxes, Chipboard, Empty Cereal Boxes)
• Sorted Office Paper (White Paper, Envelopes, Copy Paper, Shredded Paper – staples and paperclips OK)
• Mixed Paper (File folders, Junk mail, Magazines)
• Newspaper (Black and White)

Metals as listed
• Tin Cans (Soup Cans – rinsed and clean)

Plastics as listed (please separate)
• #1 PET Bottles (Water and Soda Bottles – clean and empty)
• #2 HDPE Jugs (Milk Jugs – clean and empty)

NOT ACCEPTED (to avoid any confusion, please review list of items that are NOT ACCEPTED)
• Aluminum Cans (pop, soda, beer)
• Plastics (Mixed Bottles, jars, bags, Styrofoam, vinyl siding, toys, buckets)
• Wood (Furniture, TV Stands, Speakers, Pianos, Cabinets)
• Glass (Windows, Automotive Glass, Mirrors, Ceramics)
• Electronics (TVs, Computers, Speakers)
• Clothes
• Light Bulbs
• Ink/Toner Cartridges
• Mattresses or Carpets
• Medical Equipment
• Home Appliances
• Batteries
• Used Motor Oil
• Tires
• Any item with food residue
• Construction Waste
• Car Parts and Bicycle

Greene Arc is unable to accept aluminum products (pop, soda and beer cans) at this time.

In addition to Greene Arc, Mountain State Waste offers free recycling service in Mt. Morris. Their Mt. Morris location has recycling bins for metals, plastics, papers and cardboard. The bins are open from 8am to 4:30pm on weekdays and 7am to 11am on Saturdays.

For more information on the electronics recycling contact Greene County Planning and Community Development at (724) 852-5300. For more information on the recycling of other materials please call Greene Arc, Inc. at 724-627-5511.

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