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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!


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 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.

Electronic Recycling

Certain types of electronic devices have been banned from landfill disposal by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

  • 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:


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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