Westmoreland Cleanways adds glass to drop-off recycling service | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland Cleanways adds glass to drop-off recycling service

Jeff Himler
Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s center is located on Innovation Lane, off Route 30 in Unity.

Residents searching for a place to recycle glass can go to the Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling facility in Unity.

Cleanways is accepting glass because many community recycling programs and waste haulers no longer accept the material for curbside collection or drop-off in public bins, Executive Director Ellen Keefe announced this week. The nonprofit is offering the service in partnership with Bradish Glass of Hempfield, which recycles various types of glass.

Residents may drop off clear, green or brown glass bottles and jars at no cost at 113 Innovative Lane, off Route 30 — noon to 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. The center also is open 8:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month.

Metal lids should be removed from glass containers and discarded. Paper labels need not be removed, but the glass should be cleansed of food residue.

Bottles should be sorted by color — clear, green or brown. Blue bottles will not be accepted.

Keefe advised that restaurants and bars can reduce their trash collection bills significantly by recycling glass bottles, beverage cans and cardboard. Cleanways accepts cardboard, including cereal boxes, at no charge.

“One restaurant in South Greensburg saved literally thousands of dollars on their annual garbage bill once they started recycling their bottles and cardboard instead of putting them in the trash,” Keefe said. “It may take a bit of effort to deliver the recyclables to Westmoreland Cleanways’ recycling center, but the cost savings are well worth the effort.”

Cleanways also accepts scrap metal and electronics for recycling — including intact televisions of all sizes, computers, printers, toner or ink cartridges, microwave ovens and cell phones. A hazardous waste handling fee of $25 applies for TVs that have been smashed or disassembled.

Cleanways charges for drop-off of appliances containing Freon, at $20 per unit, and vehicle tires — with a fee ranging from $3 to $40, depending on the size of the tire and whether it is on a rim.

Visit westmorelandcleanways.org or call 724-879-4020 for more information.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | Westmoreland
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.