Recycling/Trash

recycle-graphicThe Borough of Ellwood City offers garbage, trash, and recycling services to its residents.

Resident may place garbage at curbside for weekly pick-up on designated day of the week. Garbage must be in yellow garbage bags for regular trash pick-up. Collections will be one (1) day late for those scheduled on or after a holiday. If the holiday falls on a weekend, pick-up will not be affected.

CURB SERVICE: Weekly collection of pre-purchased yellow garbage bags, every other week recycling, and yard waste is per individual residential unit. Place your solid waste and recyclables at the curb after 7 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day.

YELLOW BAG SERVICE: Yellow Bags may be purchased at Giant Eagle on Route 288, B & B Express on Lawrence Avenue, and The Store Food Mart at 100 Line Avenue. Residents may place as many yellow bags at the curb as necessary to dispose of all of their trash.

Contact the Borough of Ellwood City offices to confirm your pick-up date based on your street address and ward.

Blue recycling bins are available for purchase for $25.00 (+$3.00 delivery fee) and can be purchased at the borough utility office or by calling 724-758-5576. Recycling is collected every other week throughout the calendar year.

View Recycling & Yard Waste Calendar

Recycling Guidelines

Ellwood City Resident Guidelines

YARD WASTE PICK UP: Green borough yard waste bins are also available for residents to dispose of their simple yard waste. Yard waste bins are available for purchase for $53.00 and can be purchased at the borough utility office or by calling 724-758-5576. Yard waste bins are collected on specified weeks throughout the calendar years. Dates are also provided on borough utility bills.

If a resident has extra yard waste that does not fit into a container, it is recommended that they bundle and tie branches together. The branch bundles can be no longer than 4 ft. and should be placed next to the container. For all other extra yard waste, residents may place these items in the brown biodegradable bags that may be purchased at the Borough Building or most hardware stores. Please do not place the items in plastic bags as the waste dump sites for yard waste materials will not accept these items.

View Recycling & Yard Waste Calendar

LARGE TRASH/ITEM DISPOSAL: The Borough of Ellwood City also provides service to help disposing of large trash/items. Purchase a sticker for the appropriate item at the Borough Electric Office, place the sticker on the item to be recycled, put the item out for pickup on your normal refuse pick-up day — the refuse hauler will pick the item up!

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