Recycle Right, Recycle Often

It is pertinent to recycling your materials wisely, therefore it's important to know what to recycling and how to recycle it properly. Please look through the supplied information for your recycling needs. If there is something that is not included in this site, please do not hesitate to call the Township at 412-931-7055. Ross Township is pleased to report that our community-wide recycling program has diverted 46% of its solid waste from landfills. Ross Township has an active litter prevention/clean-up program. Please click here to participate in the 2017 program. An assessment was completed by the Sustainability Coordinator to review the Township's employees recycling program. It was determined that the Township was not recycling its paper or battery waste. The Sustainability Coordinator ordered green paper recycling receptacles for every department and met with all department heads and employees to review proper disposal of paper products. In addition, the Sustainability Coordinator entered into a cooperative agreement with Batteries Plus, a local business, to recycle the Township's battery waste products. Lastly, these recycling practices have been expanded for public drop off. The Township also encourages its employees to recycle paper, batteries, cell phones, and ink cartridges. There are public drop-off containers for the listed materials located at the front of Ross Municipal Building.  

The Township will pick up leaf bags the 1st and 2nd week of April. Please use only brown paper recycling bags. Dry leaves, small twigs, or dead plants are acceptable and should be placed out with your weekly refuse pickup. Tree branches are not to be put in leaf bags. Please contact Ross Township Public Works Department at 412.931.3956 for details on monthly branch pick up.   


 

Please visit www.ross.pa.us for more information on the Ross Township/Waste Management recycling program, including the annual waste collection schedule and more FAQ’s. You may also call the township at 412.931.7055.

 How often is my recycling picked up?

Recycling collection continues to occur weekly.

 

Where do I place my recycling bin for collection?

Place your bin at least 3 feet from other objects, such as your garbage can, a mailbox, a car or a tree. The lid opening should face the street. Write your house number on your bin with permanent marker for easy identification.

 

What are the benefits of my new recycling bin?


  • ·         Holds more recyclables (31.75” L x 24.25” W x 41.75” H)  
  • ·         Moves easily on wheels  
  • ·         Withstands wind gusts up to 50 MPH
  • ·         Features attached, hinged lid


 

What should I do with my old bin?

Do not put the old bin in the new bin. Keep your old bin, or take it to a special recycling center for disposal.

 

Did you know…

A lot of what goes to the landfill could be recycled and turned into new products. Help keep valuable, recyclable materials out of the landfill. Place all the materials listed below in your recycling cart. Make sure you are not putting the materials listed under the “not accepted” list into your new containers. These materials can contaminate the entire load of recycling. For more information about what can be recycled, visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com.

 

MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED IN YOUR NEW RECYCLING BIN:


  • ·         Food waste  
  • ·         Foam cups, containers and shipping materials
  • ·         Laminated paper
  • ·         Plastic Bags (please take these to your local grocery store for recycling)
  • ·         Plastic take-out containers
  • ·         Plastic plates, cutlery, straws
  • ·         Plastic food wrap
  • ·         Clothing
  • ·         Greasy or sharp metal
  • ·         Broken office supplies
  • ·         Ceramics and broken glass
  • ·         Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • ·         Incandescent light bulbs
  • ·         Electronic Waste
  • ·         Sharps or needles

 

Commercial Licensing:

Any private operator who has customers within the Township shall be required to obtain an annual permit from the Township. Applications shall be made on forms supplied by the Township. The Township shall charge an annual permit fee in such amounts as the Board of Commissioners shall, from time to time, mandate by resolution duly adopted. Said operator shall, on forms supplied by the Township and at such times as shall be required by the Township supply information concerning its customers and volume of recyclable items collected.

 


 

Recycling Electronics (Including TVs)

Our Home Generated Special Material Collection service helps residents properly recycle or dispose their unwanted items.

 

Do you have old cans of paint? Used motor oil? Outdated electronics?

If you were referred here from a public agency (city, county, township, or state government), it is likely that Waste Managment's At Your Door Special CollectionSM service manages a program for your community to collect hard-to-recycle items that are usually not allowed in the regular trash bins. 

Acceptable materials in your area may include household chemicals, paint products, automotive chemicals and batteries, electronics, garden chemicals, swimming pool chemcials and universal materials. Our call center representatives will review with you all acceptable materials for your specific area.

There are three easy ways to schedule a collection of your household generated special materials:

 

  1. Schedule online 
  2. Call toll free 1-800-449-7587 (M-F, 5am-5pm PST)
  3. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guardian Storage

922 Brush Creek Rd., Warrendale, PA  Ph: 724-779-7233. Guardian partners with Evolution E-cycling to offer electronic recycling options. Call for information regarding acceptable and non-acceptable items or visit their website,  E-Cycling

 

 


 

Other recycling information:

 ITEMS NOT INCLUDED AND WILL NOT BE PICKED UP:

(a) Paving materials, stones, rocks,. sand, dirt, broken concrete, automobile parts, tires, lead/acid batteries, sod, paints and stains, flammable liquids, metal 55 gallon drums metal grease drums, pianos, spas, water softeners that have not been emptied of salt, liquids and other chemicals, hot tubs, large screen televisions (over 30"), furnaces, garage door openers and concrete wash tubs. As of 1/1/13: No electronics, televisions, computer monitors, computer hard drives, and related peripherals shall be collected at curbside.

(b) Refuse caused by repairs, alterations, remodeling, demolition and/or construction of buildings and other structures.

( c) Bushes, shrubs or other vegetation with earth or soil attached to the root system.

( d) Tree trunks, parts of tree trunks, or tree trunks that have been cut into smaller pieces.

(e) Waste resulting from a landlord's eviction of a tenant. The eviction must be confirmed by the municipality.

ON-CALL "DOOR-TO-DOOR" E-WASTE AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL:

Waste Management provides to the residents of each municipality an on-call door-to-door e-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste ("HHW') collections, processing and disposal service ("HHW Service"). The purpose of the eWaste/ HHW Service is to provide a safe, convenient, efficient and cost-effective method for residents to dispose of their e-Waste and Acceptable HHW Materials (as defined herein) that are otherwise difficult to dispose of and which are being stockpiled in residents' homes. The Contractor's e-Waste/HHW Service shall include the following mandatory components:

(a) The program must be offered to all residents on an on-call basis (Call 1-800-866-4460). For residents to schedule a collection date, a toll-free hotline must be provided with live operators between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

(b) Waste Management will provide each resident via U.S. Mail at least seven (days in advance of the scheduled collection date a containment device (box/bag) which is approved by each municipality. Each containment device should hold approximately 50-75 pounds of Acceptable HHW Materials. Residents may fill the bag, and also can place outside the bag large items such as straight fluorescent lamps, auto batteries and electronics.

HOLIDAYS

If you collection falls on or after a Holiday, the trash will be picked up the next day. Holidays for Waste Management are as follows:

                          Thanksgiving                             Memorial Day
                          Christmas                                  Independence Day
                          New Years                                 Labor Day
                          Easter Sunday                           

 


 

Household Hazardous Waste

Waste Management will coordinate a pick-up/mail-in of household hazardous waste.

Typical household materials that are accepted for collection include:

      Paint Products
      Automotive Products
      Garden Chemicals
      Household Chemicals
      Swimming Pool Chemicals
      Electronics
      Universal Materials

There are three easy ways to participate: 

  1. Schedule a collection online (click here)
  2. Call 1-800-449-7587 (Mon.-Fri., 5:00am- 5:00pm, PST)
  3. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with  your list of items and your contact information)

 


 

Bring your dead batteries to the Community Center!

We have two green buckets for you to dispose of your used batteries to be appropriately recycled.

OR

Take your array of batteries to Batteries Plus located at 4808 McKnight Road.

 OR

Our Home Generated Special Material Collection service helps residents properly recycle or dispose their unwanted items.

 

Do you have old cans of paint? Used motor oil? Outdated electronics?

If you were referred here from a public agency (city, county, township, or state government), it is likely that Waste Managment's At Your Door Special CollectionSM service manages a program for your community to collect hard-to-recycle items that are usually not allowed in the regular trash bins. 

Acceptable materials in your area may include household chemicals, paint products, automotive chemicals and batteries, electronics, garden chemicals, swimming pool chemcials and universal materials. Our call center representatives will review with you all acceptable materials for your specific area.

There are three easy ways to schedule a collection of your household generated special materials:

 

  1. Schedule online 
  2. Call toll free 1-800-449-7587 (M-F, 5am-5pm PST)
  3. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.