Washington County Recycling Information

Washington County Recycling

Statewide recycling in Pennsylvania began in 1988 with the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) that requires larger municipalities to recycle. (DEP website, 2012)

Today, more than 11.6 million residents (at least 94 percent) of the state's population have access to recycling. About 79 percent have convenient access to recycling through about 1,050 curb-side pickup programs. Since Pennsylvania is largely rural, 870 drop-off programs extend recycling to the greatest number of communities. (DEP website, 2012)

In Washington County, there are eleven (11) mandated communities that must offer curbside recycling to its residents. In addition, there are two (2) communities that voluntarily offer curbside recycling to its residents.

For more information, please visit the DEP Recycling Website.

UPDATE: Nottingham Township Single Stream Drop Off Center is permanently closed. Please call Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811 for more information.

Washington County is proud to offer recycling opportunities to its residents and residents from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, through various collection events, and also private brokers that accept recyclables. In this vein, Washington County has created the Washington County Recycling Facilities Directory, which offers a listing of drop-off locations throughout the county as well as out of county options. 

Washington County Recycling Facilities Directory PDF

Please check the Planning Commission Calendar of Events for upcoming recycling opportunities, as well as this website for program updates. If you have questions, please contact                Austin McDaniel at (724) 228-6811 or at austin.mcdaniel@co.washington.pa.us.

JVS Electronics Recycling Facility Information

Bi-Monthly Electronics Collections
1 American Way, Ellsworth PA 15331 (Behind Ellsworth Post Office)
All Tuesday events held 2PM – 6PM
TV and Computer Equipment  
 No limit on number of TVs accepted (call 814-442-4481 with 10 or more TVs)                          
Damaged CRT TV's - $50 Handling Fee
 Freon Appliances - $25 per Appliance 
 Microwaves - Accepted free of charge
2023 DATES:

January 10

April 11

July 11

October 10

January 24

April 25

July 25

October 24

February 14

May 9

August 8

November 14

February 28

May 23

August 22

November 28

March 14

June 13

September 12

December 12

March 28

June 27

September 26

*No Event December 26

Helpful Links

Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Page - 


Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) - https://prc.org/

Household Chemical Collection Info                                                                                 

PRC Household Chemical Information Page - https://prc.org/programs/collectionevents/household-chemicals/       

Noble Environmental E-Waste and HHW Collection Info                                                 - https://nobleenviro.com/e-waste-and-hhw/

Earth 911 - https://earth911.com/

Electronic Recycler Websites:

JVS Environmental -https://www.jvsenvironmental.net/

eLoop, LLC - https://www.eloopllc.com/

CyberCrunch- https://ccrcyber.com/

Recycling News

Update January 5, 2023:  

Please see the following link for the 2023 JVS Electronics Facility Schedule and Services. PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS will be announced at a later date. Please see the flyer for additional information. Thank you.

 2023 JVS Electronics Facility Press Release