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Co-mingled recycling ended at Ligonier facility until further notice

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Household plastics, glass and metal items are no longer being accepted at the Ligonier Valley Community recycling facility located along Old Route 30 West in Ligonier Township. because the Pittsburgh Recycling Center, Items still being accepted at the facility include mixed paper and cardboard.

“We found out on Monday afternoon that the co-mingled program had to be shut down and the bin had to be removed from the facility until further notice,” said Susan Huba, executive director of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association who manages the program. “The bin was almost completely filled, and there is no place that will even accept the material already collected.”

Recyclers are urged to not leave any co-mingled items at the facility or add them to the remaining bins for paper and cardboard only. This is considered illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted.

Those recycling cardboard are reminded not to leave boxes on the ground when the bins are full. They cannot be recycled because they are considered contaminated, and contribute to unsightly litter along the road and wetland habitat across from the facility.

Contact the Loyalhanna Watershed Association at 724-238-7560, for more information.