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Garbage-recycling

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.
 
GARBAGE and RECYCLING collection services for 2014 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 2014
   New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  Regular schedule Monday-Tuesday.  No trash pick-up Wednesday.  Wednesday and Thursday route will be one (1) day late. 
 
   Memorial Day - Monday, May 26, 2014 - No trash pick-up on Monday - pick-ups the entire week will be one (1) day late.
 
   Labor Day - Monday, September 1st, 2014 - no trash pick-up Monday - pickups the entire week will be one (1) day late.
 
   Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 27th, 2014 - regular schedule Monday through Wednesday - no trash pick-up Thursday - Thursday will be picked up one (1) day late.
 
   Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - regular schedule pick up on Monday and Tuesday.  No trash pick-up Wednesday.  Wednesday and Thursday, pick up will be one (1) 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)
 
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
 
1.   Rinse
2.   Flatten, if desired, to save space
3.   Place in container
 
TIN CANS
 
1.   Rinse
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 - 2014
 
        MONDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be April 21, 2014
       
        WEDNESDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be April 23, 2014
 
        TUESDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be April 29, 2014
 
        THURSDAY's garbage collection - spring clean-up day will be May 1, 2014
 
       -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.
 
   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
 
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 28th
         
            Fall brush pick up -- Week of Sept. 29th
   
 
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.