Borough Holidays for 2013 (garbage & recycling is one day later that week) –
January 1 (New Years Day), January 21 (Martin Luther King Day), May 27 (Memorial Day), July 4 (Independence Day),
September 2 (Labor Day), November 11, November 28 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas)
ALERT – ALERT
If you see someone other than the Borough Recycling Crew taking recyclables that have been put out at the curb for pick-up . . .
PLEASE CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT at 412-461-3125 IMMEDIATELY.
It is illegal for anyone other than the Borough to pick-up recyclables and it takes money away from the Borough and YOU!
PLACEMENT OF TRASH BEFORE SCHEDULED PICK-UP
Boro Code Chapter 20, Part 1 Section 103 #10
It shall be unlawful for placement of solid waste and / or recyclables to be collected to be placed at curbside for collection prior to 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, of the day before scheduled collection. [Ord. 1094]
All municipal waste shall be stored in containers approved by the Borough or its designated representative. Individual containers and bulk containers utilized for storage of municipal waste shall comply with the following standards:
(1) Reusable containers shall be constructed of durable, watertight, rust- and corrosion-resistant material, such as plastic, metal or fiberglass, in such a manner as to be leakproof, weatherproof, insectproof and rodentproof.
(2) Reusable containers for individual residences shall have a tight-fitting cover and suitable lifting handles to facilitate collection.
(3) Reusable containers for individual residences shall have a capacity of not less than 10 gallons nor more than 40 gallons and a loaded weight of not more than 40 pounds.
(4) Reusable containers for individual residences that are to be utilized for storage of recyclable materials shall be obtained from the Borough for the fee required or be consistent with the standards set by the Borough.
(5) Disposable plastic bags or sacks are acceptable containers, provided the bags are designated for waste disposal. Plastic bags shall have sufficient wall strength to maintain physical integrity when lifted by the top, shall be securely tied at the top for collection, and shall have a capacity of not more than 30 gallons and a loaded weight of not more than 35 pounds.
TREE BRANCHES AND BUSHES – Collected curbside on an as needed basis. If you have tree brances and shrubs that need removed please call the Public Works Department at 412-461-5300 and they will put you on the schedule for collection.
There is NO PICK-UP during the months of May through August due to the Borough paving program
“WHITE GOODS” – Such as old refrigerators, freezers, washers, and dryers, etc. are collected curbside by the Public Works Department. To arrange for a pick-up call the Public Works Department at 412-461-5300.
TVs (tube & flat panel), COMPUTERS (peripherals used with computers)
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act states that beginning in January 2013, Kelly Run landfill will no longer accept these items. If you are interested in more information about electronics recycling in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Environmental Protection’s website CLICK HERE for more information. The Borough of West Mifflin in conjunction with Goodwill Industries will be offering a community-wide Electronic Waste Recycling event on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Borough Building. For FLYER & INFO CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 412.461-5300 Monday through Friday 6 am – 2 pm.
LEAF COLLECTION – Collected curbside usually during the months of October and November on your normal recycling day. The leaves MUST BE PLACED in the BROWN BAGS that can be composted. Leaves in plastic bags WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
The Borough Public Works Department does residential recycling on a bi-weekly basis. The borough’s recycling program has many facets to it.
No need to separate recyclables
ALL RECYCLING MATERIALS IN ONE BIN !
CURBSIDE – Placed in the BLUE RECYCLING BINS provided to each household.
For Recycle Reference Sheet CLICK HERE Recycle Pick-up Schedule CLICK HERE
1.State law mandates that the Borough establish a residential recycling program and that Commercial businesses establish a program for recycling.
2.Borough Ordinance mandates that all households recycle. There are financial incentives that help you and the Borough.
3.Recycling saves valuable natural resources and is good for the environment. Consider the following:
- Recycling one ton of newsprint saves 17 trees and 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space.
◦Making paper from recycled materials causes 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution.
◦Making recycled aluminum requires 95% less energy than making new aluminum.
◦recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.
4. There are financial incentives that help you and the Borough.
- The Borough is able to sell the recycled materials that we collect. In 2012 the Borough received $31,057.00 from the sale of recyclables.
◦The Borough also saves having to pay a landfill dumping fee that is paid on each and every ton of garbage that must be taken to a landfill. In 2012 the Borough saved $31,324.00 in landfill dumping fees.
◦The Borough is able to apply for Recycling Performance Grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The grants are based on total residential and commercial recycling activity in a year. In 2012 the Borough received $20,965.00 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.