GARBAGE

WEEKLY LIMIT - is three (3) garbage cans or four (4) plastic bags.  Garbage/Recycling should be at the curbside by 6:00 a.m. the day of collection.

Annual charges for 2018 for garbage collection is $125.00 and $20.00 for recycling collection.

GARBAGE and RECYCLING collection services for 2018 are provided by:

GARBAGE COLLECTION

PRODISPOSAL INC.
1288 Washington Ave
Summerhill, PA  15958
Office phone 814-266-5620 or 814-736-3631                      

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2018

Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2018 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.

Fourth of July Day - Wednesday, July 4, 2018. - No trash pick-up on Wednesday - regular pickup Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday through Thursday will be one (l) day late.

Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22, 2018 - regular schedule Monday through Wednesday - no trash pick-up Thursday - Thursday will be picked up one (1) day late.

Christmas Day  - Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 - regular pickup on Monday - Tuesday through Thursday pick-ups will be one (l) day late.

New Years Day  - Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 - regular pick-up on Monday - Tuesday through Thursday pick-ups  will be one (l) day late.

 

RECYCLING

Recycling is easy.  Just follow these simple steps: 

GLASS - CLEAR AND ALL COLORS

1.   Rinse glass - labels can stay on

2.   Remove all metal lids and rings

3.   No window glass, light bulbs, pyrex or ceramics

4.   Place in container (do not break)

PLASTIC - ONLY the plastics that show the number

(1) - PET (Clear/Green Soda Bottles and some Water Jugs)

(2) - HDPE (Clear and Colored) Detergent and Milk Bottles or Jugs

Rinse and remove lids or metal rings.  Crush if you need space

ALUMINUM AND BI-METAL BEVERAGE CANS

1.   Rinse

2.   Flatten, if desired, to save space

3.   Place in container

TIN CANS

1.   Rinse

2.   Remove paper labels

3.   Ends may be included

4.   Flatten, if desired, to save space

5.   Place in container

COLLECTION DAY - is Bi-Weekly (every other week) - on the same day as your regular garbage collection.  Place container by curbside.

NOTE:   The special recycling container issued by the Township remains the property of the Township and is assigned to the property address:  Containers are to remain at the property should ownership change.

BENEFITS OF RECYCLING

More than 160,000,000 tons of residential and commercial garbage is produced in the U.S. annually.  Pennsylvania alone generates over nine million tons per year.  Environmentally sound landfills are shrinking in our State and the cost to construct new ones, under today's guidelines, is in the tons of millions of dollars.   If this becomes necessary, the burden of cost will fall on our shoulders.  Upper Yoder township has been recycling glass, plastic, aluminum, bi-metal and tin cans since September, 1991.  The special container provided for your recyclables remains the property of the Township and must be returned if you move.

The large volume of yard waste has put a strain on valuable landfill space.  Composting is an answer to yard waste disposal; a technique used to accelerate the natural decay process.  Backyard composting not only reduces food waste as well as yard waste but reduces the expense of buying fertilizers for gardens, landscaping and potted plants.  Questions about composting may be addressed the DER regional office or the central office in Harrisburg.

   FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact:  Bureau of Waste Management, Division of Waste Minimization and Planning, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA  17105 or call the Recycling Hot Line, 1.800.346.4242 (toll free) or (717)783.6004.

**   Recycling conserves energy and natural resources such as trees.  It also conserves valuable landfill space, thus prolonging the life of existing landfills

**   Recycling enhances our environment and improves the quality of life

**   Recycling will help achieve the Commonwealth's goal of reducing the total municipal solid waste stream by 25%

**   Recycling is mandatory per Upper Yoder Township Ordinance No. 223 adopted August, 1991.  Copies of the entire Ordinance can be obtained at the Township office, 110 Sunray Drive Suite 1, Johnstown, PA   15905

 

SPRING CLEANUP

        Monday collection - May 14th

        Wednesday collection - May 16th

        Tuesday collection - May 22nd

        Thursday collection - May 24th

 -All items must be boxed, bagged, bundled or containerized.  Any small loose items dumped on the ground will be left at the curb.  No return trips.

SPRING CLEANUP IS FOR APPROX. 300# LOADS PER HOUSEHOLD UNDER THE CURRENT CONTRACT.  ANY EXTREME LOADS OR PILES WILL BE REJECTED.  THE PROPERTY OWNER MUST CONTACT THE COLLECTOR FOR DISPOSAL OF EXTREME LOADS OR PILES UNDER PERSONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND FEES. 

 ITEMS EXCLUDED - Tires, car parts, car batteries, heavy metals (cast iron, steel, etc.), paints in liquid form (hardened or dry is fine - must remove lids), oil or any liquids, large appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dish washers, etc., any items containing freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, etc.), hazardous or bio0hazardous wastes, building or construction materials.

DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONICS - COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, MONITORS, AND TELEVISIONS will no longer be accepted by the garbage collector.   The Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 became effective Jan. 2013 which states waste haulers cannot accept these items.  They must be recycled as they contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, platinum, copper, iron, aluminum, etc. and are not to be disposed of in the landfills.  The law also requires manufacturers to provide for the recycling of these items through various programs such as one-day events, or mail-back options.  Some retailers also accept electronics for recycling.  A list of collection opportunities, including those offered by manufacturers and retailers, is available by calling DEP's toll-free recycling hotline at (800) 346-4242.  Questions concerning discarding the items listed above may also be directed to the Cambria County Solid Waste Authority at (814) 472-2109 or visit their website at www.cambriarecycles.org

CAMBRIA COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY - also has appliance pickup dates or hazardous waste collections.  For more information call (814) 472-2389