GARBAGE - RESIDENTIAL
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 2019 for garbage collection is $125.00 and $20.00 for recycling collection.
GARBAGE and RECYCLING collection services for 2019 are provided by:
1288 Washington Ave
Summerhill, PA 15958
Office phone 814-266-5620 or 814-736-3631
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2019
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - RECYCLING ONLY January 21, 2019 Monday - All recycling collected that week will be one (1) day late.
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2019 - All regular residential customer collections will be picked up one day late.
Fourth of July Day - Thursday, July 4, 2019. - No trash pick-up on Thursday - regular pickup Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday pickup will be one-day late.
Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019 - regular schedule Monday through Wednesday - no trash pick-up Thursday - Thursday will be picked up one (1) day late.
Christmas Day - Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 - regular pickup on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday’s pick-ups will be one (l) day late.
New Years Day - Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 - regular pick-up on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday’s pick-ups will be one (l) day late.
RECYCLING - RESIDENTIAL
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.Recycling is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
7095 Glades Pike Road,
Somerset, PA 15501
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
2. Flatten, if desired, to save space
3. Place in container
2. Remove paper labels
3. Ends may be included
4. Flatten, if desired, to save space
5. Place in container
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 - YEAR 2019
Monday collection - May 13th
Wednesday collection - May 15th
Tuesday collection - May 21st
Thursday collection - May 23rd
-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
COMMERICIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS - RECYCLING
As mandated by PA Act 101, all commerical businesses and institutional establishments in Upper Yoder Township are required to recycle. Commerical and institutional establishments can participate in the Township’s program, or recycle on a private contractual basis. If recycling on a private contractual basis, an annual Recycling Report must be submitted to the Township on the form provided by the Township. This report is due in the Township office by Feb. 15th of each year for the materials recycled the previous year.
MATERIALS MANDATED TO BE RECYCLED:
High Grade office paper
Aluminum and Bi-metal cans
Glass: cleaned - all colors
Plastics (PET and HDPE)
STORAGE: Storage of recycled material must be done in a safe area and sanitary manner. The storage container should be of a type as recommended by the collector.
COLLECTION: Collection must be provided no less than bi-weekly. The responsibility for ensuring that materials are collected shall be borne by the owner or manager of each establishment required to recycle. It is the responsibility of the owner or manager of each establishment to fully educate all present and future employees of the complete details of the recycling program. The education program should describe the program’s features and requirements, and should include at a minimum an annual program meeting and an orientation to the program upon the arrival of a new employee. Receptacles should be clearly marked with the recycling symbol and the type of recyclable material that is to be placed in the receptacle, and signs shall be prominently displayed stating the requirements of the program. All collection activity shall be conducted from Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday collection can be done with approval from the Township. No collection activity is to be done on Sundays.
ANNUAL REPORT: All establishments are required to submit an annual report on the form provided by the Upper Yoder Township office no later than Feb. 15th of each successive year. This report shall document the amount of of municipal waste generated per year as well as the type and weight of materials that were recycled in the previous calendar year. Valid documentation shall include information from a recycler, or waste hauler which describes the type and weight of each recyclable material that was collected and marketed. Upper Yoder Township also reserves the right to request recycling information from commercial and institutional establishments as needed from time to time in addition to the annual recycling report.