Recycling is Happening Now!

WE ARE COLLECTING THESE ITEMS (list updated December 2018):

Batteries—Collector: Carol Emerson

Binders—Collector: Jan Myers-Newbury 

Brita products (brand specific!)—Collector: Nora Johnson

·         dispensers ·         bottles
·         all filters and packaging ·         faucet filtration systems
·         pitchers


Digital and Electronic Waste—Collector: Keith Gillogly


·         Tablets ·         TVs
·         Handheld video game systems ·         Video game systems
·         Computers ·         Computer monitors
·         Computer mice ·         Toys
·         Electronic toothbrushes ·         Electric shavers
·         Digital alarm clocks ·         Cordless house phones
·         Digital watches ·         TV remotes
·         Radios/speakers ·         Flashlights
·         DVD players ·         VCRs
·         Hair Dryers ·         Hair straighteners


Energy bar wrappers with silver foil inside, like Larabars—Collector: Cosy Cornelius-Bates

Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps—Collector: Marnie Bertolet

Natural care items—Collector: Cosy Cornelius-Bates

·         toothbrushes plus toothpaste tubes + caps ·         mouthwash bottles + caps
·         floss containers ·         deodorant containers + caps
·         soap packaging


Plastic bottle capsCollector: Nora Johnson

Snack bags—family, multipack, and individual sizes: Collector: Marnie Bertolet

Techno-Trash—Collector: Sue Koehler

·         CDs ·         DVDs
·         floppy disks ·         cassette tapes
·         hard drives ·         zip drives
·         cell phones ·         chargers
·         power cords ·         digital cameras



City of Pittsburgh Residential Recycling

·         Mixed Paper: Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Hardcover + Softcover Books, Catalogs, Junk Mail + Phone Books, Paperboard ·         Plastic (Bottles, Jugs, and Jars #1-5 & 7)
·         Beverage Bottles, Gallon Jugs, Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less) ·         Aluminum and steel cans
·         Beverage Bottles ·         Gallon Jugs
·         Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less) ·         Beer + Juice + Soda Cans, Food Cans, Aerosol Cans
·         Glass (Bottles, Jars and Jugs) ·         Food Jars, Beer + Juice + Soda Bottles, Wine + Spirit Bottles, Growlers
·         Cardboard


Giant Eagle Recycling:

·         Plastic newspaper sleeves ·         Clear shrink wrap and stretch film plastic
·         Plastic shopping bags ·         Clear bags
·         Bubble Wrap ·         Clean and dry plastic produce bags
·         Dry cleaner bags

Other recycling options:

Did you know that there are many options in and around the city to recycle products which are generally not recyclable by local municipalities during curbside pickup? For instance, check out to turn in household hazardous waste in almost monthly events throughout the area.

Or how about polystyrene, the hard, lightweight, white material used when packaging large electronics (look for #6 recycle symbol) – you can take this to Appliance Warehouse (523 Bingham St., Pgh., 412-381-8800).

Electronics, e-waste and techno-waste can turn your cool gadgets into regrettable gizmos if it weren’t for places like:

Coffee bags – Church of the Redeemer (Squirrel Hill)

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)

Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. New in 2018: Collections will accept smoke detectors for a fee of $3/each.

HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)

Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.

For a fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, televisions, computer monitors, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.

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