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.


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  (More Items will be added through the year)
No limit on number of TVs accepted (call 814-442-4481 with 10 or more TVs)
Freon Appliances - $25 per Appliance 
Microwaves - Accepted free of charge
2022 DATES:

January 11

April 12

July 12

October 11

January 25

April 26

July 26

October 25

February 8

May 10

August 9

November 8

February 22

May 24

August 23

November 22

March 8

June 14

September 13

December 13

March 22

June 28

September 27

December 27

2022 Electronics and Paper Shredding Events
All Saturday events held 10AM - 2PM
TV and Computer Equipment  (More Items will be added through the year)
No limit on number of TVs accepted (call 814-442-4481 with 10 or more TVs)
Freon Appliances - $25 per Appliance 
Microwaves - Accepted free of charge
Paper Shredding - $8 per box of paper
2022 DATES:

September 3

December 3

Helpful Links

Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Page - 

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

PRC Household Hazardous Waste Info Page -  http://prc.org/learn-act/hhw-guide/       

Earth 911 - http://earth911.com/

Electronic Recycler Websites:
JVS Environmental - http://www.jvsenvironmental.net/

eLoop, LLC - www.eloopllc.com

Commonwealth Computer Recycling, LLC - http://www.ccrcyber.com/

Recycling News

Update March 3, 2022: 

Please see the following link for the 2022 JVS Electronics Facility Schedule and Services.  New for 2022 is PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS happening on Saturday, September 3, and Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please see the flyer for additional information. Thank you.

2022 JVS Electronics Facility Press Release

Update October 4, 2021: 

JVS Environmental will be holding an additional collection day on December 4, 2021, from 10AM to 2PM at their facility in Ellsworth Borough.  JVS will be offering TV, Computer Equipment, Freon Appliance ($25 disposal fee per appliance) and Microwave recycling, and will also offer Paper Shredding at this event ($8 Flat-Fee per box/bag).  Please see the below press release or call the County Planning Commission office for more information. Thank you.


December 4 JVS Collection Day Press Release