Solid Waste, Recycling & Stormwater

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to work with local municipalities, schools and businesses to help establish recycling programs; educate the public about the benefits of composting and waste reduction; provide curbside, drop-off and special recycling events and assure adequate and proper disposal of all municipal solid waste generated in Fayette County.

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Fayette County Celebrates National Recycling Day at Goodwill Recycling Center!

November 12, 2019, Uniontown, PA – On Friday, November 15, Fayette County will host a recycling event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. 

Uniontown residents are encouraged to bring recyclable items to the Goodwill Recycling Center located at 105 Romeo Lane, Uniontown PA, 15401 (next to 84 Lumber). 

Items accepted: 

  •    Cardboard (dry and clean)
  •    #1 and #2 plastic bottles
  •    Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  •    Paper and magazines (dry and clean)
  •    Aluminum and metal cans
  •    Motor oil (from residential customers and usage only; no commercial usage)
  •    NEW! We now accept TVs, computers, and other small electronics and accessories

 “Recycle today for a better tomorrow” Residents in every community can do many activities to work together and reduce waste. Each of us can make a difference by reducing, reusing and recycling in our communities. Encourage your neighbors to do the same. 

“America Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by conducting an America Recycles Day event in your hometown. Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go!”

For more information about recycling at the Goodwill Recycling Center, visit https://www.goodwillswpa.org/recycling. 

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the weeks leading into – Nov. 15 since 1997. 

America Recycles Day is made possible through the generous support of American Chemistry Council, H&M, Indorama Ventures, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Keurig Green Mountain, & Waste Management.


About Keep America Beautiful

At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.





Recycling Electronics at Goodwill  

Televisions, computers, and other small electronics and accessories are now being accepted for recycling at Goodwill, located at 105 Romeo Lane, Uniontown, PA  15401 (next to 84 Lumber).   

Hours for drop-off are 8 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday.  If you have questions, please call Goodwill at 724.437.9987.

Flyer from Goodwill detailing what they wll accept for recycling

           

Recent Events in Stormwater Management

Fayette County recently hosted our first Stormwater Workshop, attended by Municipalities, Developers, Contractors, and Engineering Firms.  The day was filled with classroom education and hands-on demonstrations.  All participants had the opportunity to build a rain barrel, which is an inexpensive solution for controlling roof runoff.  Participants signed and toured Ohiopyle Borough’s rain garden and bioswales, to learn about stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).  

Thank to you everyone who took time from their busy day to participate and a special thanks to the Fayette County Conservation District, McMillen Engineering, and all of our other partners and vendors!

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Recycling Information

2019 Hard to Recycle Event Capacity Notice

Please be aware that, once all trailers are filled to capacity with electronic devices (televisions, computers, etc.) at any given event, we will not accept any further electronic devices at that event!