Garbage/Recycling Collection Service
UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP GARBAGE SERVICE
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 2017 for garbage collection is $125.00 and $20.00 for recycling collection.
GARBAGE and RECYCLING collection services for 2017 are provided by:
GARBAGE COLLECTION RECYCLING COLLECTION
WRIGHT SANITATION ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICES
2355 Bedford St., Suite 3 7095 Glades Pike Road
Johnstown, PA 15904 Somerset, PA 15501
office phone 814-266-5620 or 814-691-8277 phone 814-444-0112 fax 814-444-0127
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2017
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.
Fourth of July Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017. - No trash pick-up on Tuesday - regular pickup Monday. Tuesday through Thursday will be one (l) day late.
Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017 - regular schedule Monday through Wednesday - no trash pick-up Thursday - Thursday will be picked up one (1) day late.
Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (l) day late.
New Years Day - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (l) day late.
RECYCLING GUIDE FOR UPPER ODER TOWNSHIP'S RECYCLING PROGRAM
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)
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
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
** 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 Townhip Ordinance No. 223 adopted August,
1991. Copies of the entire Ordinance can be obtained at the Township office, 302 Elim
Street, Johnstown, PA 15905
SPRING CLEAN UP DAYS - 2017
MONDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be May 22, 2017
WEDNESDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be May 24, 2017
TUESDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be May 16, 2017
THURSDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be May 18, 2017
-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 HOUSHOLD 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 ELECTONICS
- 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, aluminim, 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
BRUSH PICK-UP DATES - TO BE DONE BY THE TOWNSHIP ROAD CREW -GARAGE PHONE 255-2820
Spring brush pick up -- Week of April 24th
Fall brush pick up -- Week of Sept. 25th
The Township Road Department will start at one end of the Township and work their through the rest of the Township collecting brush. Any questions, call the Road Dept. at the Township garage (814) 255-2820.
Brush and trimmings only. If you remove an entire tree, you are responsible for its disposal. Brush is to be in lengths no longer than 8 feet and a diameter no larger than 2 inches. Leaves and trimming must be bagged or boxed. NO STUMPS. Piles must be uniform with all limbs in one direction to allow easier pickup.
RECYCLING BRUSH/YARD WASTE DROP-OFF SITE
The Township established a Recycling Drop-off Site which is located on Sell Street on the Township lot across from Gomer Street. This site is open on SATURDAYS ONLY from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.
CHECK WITH THE GARAGE 255-2820 WHEN THE SITE WILL BE OPEN FOR THE SEASON.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: leaves, branches, grass clippings, garden residues, and tree trimmings
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: NO COMMERCIAL DUMPING, stumps, logs, branches exceeding 2" in diameter
Tree Trimmings exceeding 8 feet in lengths
DO NOT LEAVE CONTAINERS AND/OR BAGS AT THE SITE. Only the acceptable items should be dropped off.
NO COMMERICAL DUMPING IS PERMITTED. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH TWP. ORDINANCE #223 ADOPTED 8/1991. THE SITE IS MONITORED.
Any questions on items to drop off, please contact the Township office at 814-255-5243.