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Clinton County Residential Tire Collection Event
On May 17th and 18th the Authority held another Tire Collection Event. In addition to Clinton County residents, ten townships from Lycoming County were also invited to participate. The event was very successful. Over 500 residents participated from 26 of 29 County municipalities. The event collected over 5,300 tires, bringing the total number of tires collected since 2003 to nearly 86,000 tires! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a successful one.
SAVE THE DATE! FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event
August 23 & 24, 2019
Check our website for event updates!
LETTERS OF INTEREST - BEING ACCEPTED
WAYNE TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
JOHN B. HOY, JR MEMORIAL
Each year the Wayne Township Landfill holds the John B. Hoy, Jr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits one or two Clinton County non-profit or charitable organizations. The golf tournament has donated over $155,000 to 36 local charities over the last 18 years.
The Wayne Township Landfill is currently accepting Letters of Interest from Clinton County non-profit and charitable organizations, of which one or two will be chosen by the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors to be the benefactors of this year's golf tournament scheduled for Friday, September 27th at the Clinton Country Club. All interested parties should provide a letter detailing what the organization does and who it benefits. Please be specific. Letters can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Thresa Lingenfelter at the landfill office, P.O. Box 209, McElhattan, PA 17748 or faxed to Thresa's attention at 570-769-7366. The deadline is June 14, 2019.
Certain types of electronic devices have been banned from landfill disposal by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
- COMPUTER MONITORS
- COMPUTER TOWERS/LAPTOPS/TABLETS
- COMPUTER PERIPHERALS (e.g., keyboards, mice, computer speakers)
- (no other electronics will be accepted for recycling)
The Solid Waste Authority has a program in place for County residents to drop-off these items for recycling, but starting on January 1, 2018 this service will no longer be provided at no charge due to rising operational costs associated with recycling these electronic devices.
In addition, the material will no longer be accepted at the Authority’s Recycling Center on Pine Mountain Road, in Wayne Township. Anyone wishing to recycle their "banned" electronic devices will need to deliver the material to the Landfill weigh station located at the end of Landfill Lane. The banned material fees are outlined below:
- TELEVISIONS - $20 EACH
- COMPUTER MONITORS - $20 EACH
- COMPUTER TOWERS/LAPTOPS/TABLETS - $10 EACH
- PRINTERS/SCANNERS - $10 EACH
- COMPUTER PERIPHERALS - $2 EACH
New Recycling Drop Off Site at Gallagher Township Building
The CCSWA has opened a new recycling drop off site at the Gallagher Township Building located at 11837 Coudersport Pike. This site is open to all residents in the area and is accessible 24 hours a day. This recycling location accepts aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles/jugs coded 1-7, newspaper, office paper, junk mail, catalogs, magazines and paperboard, as well as corrugated cardboard. Please separate your newspaper from the other types of recyclable paper.
This location offers brochures on what and how to recycle, please be sure to take one, so you can help us keep this area free of materials we are not able to take. If you have questions please feel free to call us at 570-769-6977. Thank you for recycling!
SWANA International Road-e-o
WTL is proud of the five emplyees who earned the
right to compete at the international level of the
Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA)
heavy equipment and truck road-eo held in Georgia
Chase Weise placed first in the hal truck, Cole
Alexander placed first in the loader, Dave Kessling
placed seond in the dozer, Eric Dixon, Sr. placed
third in the tractor trailer, and Cody Alexander
received an honorable mention in the compactor.
Termination of Glass Bottle Recycling
After much deliberation, the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority will no longer
be collecting or accepting glass bottles for recycling starting January 1, 2016.
Glass bottle recycling has been a part of our recycling program since the early 1990s,
but as a result of continuing negative economics, high contamination rates, operational
hardships, and limited markets we will no longer subsidize recycling of this commodity.
Overall, recycling is a commodity business where the recyclables are sold to be
reprocessed into new products that run the gamut from roadways to bottles and cans to
fiberglass and apparel. Prices for recyclables are so low today that it is tough to cover
capital expenses and operating costs associated with recycling. As any business, recycling
programs need to operate in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. The dramatic
swings in global commodity pricing and other economic factors have affected recycling businesses
nationwide and are forcing managers to make difficult decisions regarding the materials collected
and recycled by their programs.
Overall it is typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle glass bottles than it is
to send the material to a landfill. For example, recycled glass bottles have been approved as an
alternative to using raw materials for manufactured sand. The cost for utilizing glass in this
application is typically 3 times higher than purchasing sand, with the same characteristics, from
the local quarry. If a contractor has the option on which material to use, nine times out of ten
the price will be the deciding factor.
As we strive to make our recycling program sustainable we will continue to make the difficult
decisions such as the elimination of glass bottle recycling. Please look for additional
information during the upcoming weeks regarding this change to our recycling program.
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