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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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