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Greene County Recycling Program Schedules
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAYNESBURG – In 2020, the County of Greene hosted two Electronic Recycling Collection events in partnership with JVS Environmental, LLP. The events were held at no charge for County residents with an exception of a small fee for freon appliances and broken TV’s. The Electronic Recycling Collection events were held at the Greene County Fairgrounds 4-H Rabbit Barn. In total, the two events brought in over 600 vehicles. The first event, hosted in May, had restrictions due to COVID-19, however, it still brought in a large number of various items including flat screen TV’s, CRT TV’s, laptops, desktop monitors, and copiers. The second event, hosted in September, brought in a significant increase of freon appliances.
The County of Greene would like to announce two Electronic Recycling Collection events to be held for 2021. These events will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds on May 19th and September 22nd from 2pm to 6pm. Recycling events go a long way in reducing illegal dumping in our communities. For 2021, due to State and Federal regulations, the County of Greene is asking that interested participants pre-register at https://www.co.greene.pa.us/recycling.
There will also be a Tire Recycling event held on May 19th, 2021 at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 2pm- 6pm. The Greene County Conservation District recently received funding to match tire disposal costs for Greene County residents. The district will be accepting only passenger tires that are off the rim. Each tire that is collected will be charged a small fee of $1.00, up to 20 tires per person. No tires will be accepted from any tire service company and/or auto repair shops.
PA West Nile Virus Grant funding will offset the tire disposal cost for the Community Tire Recycling Event. Tires are the number one harbor for mosquitos during summer months. This program was designed to aid in the reduction of habitat for breeding mosquitos.
The County of Greene is also proud to announce that in a partnership with Noble Environmental Specialty Recycling, LLC, a new Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be held on July 17th, 2021 from 9am- 1pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds 4-H Rabbit Barn. The new Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will accept the follow items for a small fee; paint, batteries, lightbulbs, household cleaners, solvents, anti-freeze, gasoline, motor oil, etc. Payments for the Household Hazardous Waste event will only be accepted via credit card and the prices are as follows; Paint $1.10 per pound, Universal Waste $1.20 per pound, other Household Hazardous Waste $1.50 per pound and Propane Cylinders $10.00 per unit.
More information and questions regarding the Electronic Recycling Collection events and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event can be found at https://www.co.greene.pa.us/recycling or by calling the Greene County Department of Planning and Community Development, (724) 852-5300.
Information and questions regarding the Tire Recycling event can be found online at https://www.co.greene.pa.us/Department-Conservation-District or by calling the Greene County Conservation District, (724) 852-5278.