NEW HHW and E-Waste Collection – At Your Door!
Republic Services, the Municipality of Murrysville and the Borough of Export’s trash/recycling hauler will begin a new service to collect Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) at residents’ homes, effective October 1, 2016. To arrange for a collection kit and pick-up date, residents should contact Republic Services at 877-788-9400 (toll free) or by email at MurrysvilleExportPA@republicservices.com.
Acceptable HHW Items (5 Gallons or Less): Paint (Latex and Oil Based), Paint Thinners, Gasoline, Solvents, Oil/Petroleum-Based Lubricants, Ethylene Glycol, Antifreeze, Pesticides, Herbicides, Aerosols, Mercury, Mercury Debris, Light Bulbs (Fluorescents, Compact Fluorescents, High Intensity), Discharge (HID) Lamps, Batteries (Lead Acid, Alkaline, NiCad), Pool Chemicals, Cleaners (Acidic and Basic), Resins and Epoxy.
Acceptable E-Waste – Limit 2 items at a time – TVs, Computer Monitors, Computers, VCRs, DVD Players, Printers, Fax Machines, Cable Boxes, Gaming Equipment, and similar electronic waste.
Unacceptable Items: Radioactive Compounds, Smoke Detectors, Ammunition, Explosives, Tires, Asbestos, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), Pharmaceuticals/Controlled Substances, Biological/Infectious Wastes, Fire Extinguishers, E-cigarettes, and Medical Sharps (methods of disposing may be found at www.republicservices.com/residents/sharps-and-needle-disposal).
This is a free service that is available to Murrysville and Export’s residents throughout the year. Questions should be directed to Republic Services at 877-788-9400.
Cardboard Compactor: Residents may recycle their extra cardboard by placing flattened cardboard boxes in the equipment, which is located in the Police Department’s parking lot at the Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road, Murrysville. The compactor is available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day and residents should follow the instructions located on the equipment. The Police Department monitors the area surrounding the compactor via video, so residents are reminded not leave trash, other recyclables, or bulk items around the equipment. The compactor is strictly for cardboard and nothing else should be placed inside.
Please Note: The slot for the cardboard measures 6″ x 30″ and boxes MUST be flattened!
New Residents: To set-up your trash and recycling account, please call Republic Services at 877-788-9400 (toll free).
For Missed Pick-Ups or Other Trash/Recycling Concerns: Please call Republic Services first at 877-788-9400, so that they can address your concern immediately.
To Order a Wheeled Cart for Curbside Recycling: Please call Republic Services at 877-788-9400 (toll free).
Per the Municipality’s Refuse Ordinance, each residence must have trash and recycling collection. Residents must contact the trash/recycling hauler and set-up an account as this service is not included in residents’ taxes. Refuse disposal for Murrysville residents is provided by Republic Services (877-788-9400, toll free). Pricing options include:
Residents on Quarterly Invoicing:
- Unlimited Household Trash, collected weekly.
- Unlimited Recycling, collected bi-weekly.
- Two (2) bulk items per month (Please contact Republic Services at 877-788-9400 to notify them that a bulk item will be placed at the curb, so that they have room on the truck and confirm that the bulk item is acceptable to collect. Please note that construction material is not considered a bulk item and Republic does not have to collect this type of material or may charge a fee to collect.)
- Unlimited Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection (free service).
Senior Citizens – Quarterly Invoicing (For Seniors 62 and older. Proof of age will be required by Republic Services). Residents on the Senior Citizens Rate are entitled to:
– Two (2) cans or bags per week.
– Unlimited Recycling, collected bi-weekly
– Two (2) bulk items per month (Please contact Republic Services at 877-788-9400 to notify them that a bulk item will be placed at the curb, so that they have room on the truck and confirm that the bulk item is acceptable to collect. Please note that construction material is not considered a bulk item and Republic does not have to collect this type of material or may charge a fee to collect.)
– Unlimited Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection (free service).
Trash Sticker Program – For those residents who don’t generate much trash, trash stickers are an option in lieu of quarterly billing. There is no age restriction for the trash sticker program.
- 1 Trash Sticker per trash bag.
- Unlimited Recycling.
- 1 bulk item per month (Please contact Republic Services at 877-788-9400 to notify them that a bulk item will be placed at the curb, so that they have room on the truck and confirm that the bulk item is acceptable to collect. Please note that construction material is not considered a bulk item and Republic does not have to collect this type of material or may charge a fee to collect.)
- Unlimited Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection (free service).
- Cost: $15.00 per sheet of 5 stickers (effective October 1, 2016).
To enroll in the trash sticker program, please purchase trash stickers at the Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road, Murrysville, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Once trash stickers are purchased, Republic Services will transfer resident from quarterly billing to the trash sticker program.
If your service day is ON or AFTER one of the following holidays that are on a weekday, your pickup day will be delayed one day: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Recycling in Murrysville
Murrysville is a mandated recycling community under Pennsylvania State Act 101. Residents, businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations are required to recycle. Below are the items that should be recycled on the residential automated recycling program.
|Place these items into your recycling wheeled cart. No need to sort.||Do NOT place these items into your recycling wheeled cart.|
|Plastic Nos. 1 through 7 (check the number inside the triangle, located on the bottom of the plastic item – Styrofoam/packing material is not recyclable)||Garbage, food waste|
|Aluminum Cans (Please rinse out cans)||Diapers|
|Steel and bi-metal cans (Please rinse out cans)||Paper plates|
|Glass (clear, amber, and green)||Hangers|
|Chipboard (pasta and cereal boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)||Meat or Cheese plastic wrapping or paper packaging|
|Junk mail||Wax or plastic wrap or bags|
|Magazines/Catalogs||Freezer food packaging|
|Paperback books||Plastic deli, product or take-out packaging or utensils (even though you may see a number in a triangle on the item, it is NOT recyclable)|
|Hardcover books (hardcover must be removed)||Plastic bags or wrapping film|
|Office Paper, Shredded Paper||Ceramics|
|Newspapers and Newspaper inserts||Wax-coated paper products e.g. milk cartons|
|Corrugated Cardboard (Boxes must be flattened/cut to fit inside cart…not wedged)||Aluminum pie plates and foil|
|Clean pizza box tops||Plastic toys|
|Milk or Juice Cartons with Gable Tops (Most are opened by pushing open the gables at the top, such as a small container of creamer or milk.)||Dishes, pots, and pans (this includes any type of dinnerware, including Corelle and Pfalzgraff; China; Crystal; drinking glasses; and flatware0|
|Juice/Soy Milk Boxes (Aseptic Containers)||Window or sheet glass|
|Wrapping Paper (without foil backing)|
|Styrofoam (pellets and formed)|
|Fluorescent Light Tubes, CFL bulbs, light bulbs|
|Batteries of any kindScrap metalTiresGarden HosesChemicals, Oil, and PaintClothes, Cloth, and Fabric|
|Chemicals, Oil, and Paint|
The Municipality of Murrysville’s Trash and Recycling Coordinator is Jim Morrison at 724-327-2100, Ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on recycling and environmental programs, check out Westmoreland Cleanways’ website. Just click on the logo below!
For Businesses, Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations:
Materials to recycle include: Office paper, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, magazines/catalogs, junk mail, phone books, chipboard, aluminum cans, steel/bimetallic cans, brown/clear/green glass, and Plastics No. 1 through 7. Examples of other items to recycle include: Aluminum scrap, fluorescent tubes/CFLs, oil filters, and rubber tires. You are also responsible for reporting your recycling activities to the Municipality of Murrysville annually. If you need assistance in arranging for a recycling program at your organization, please contact the Municipality of Murrysville’s Recycling Coordinator, Jim Morrison, at 724-327-2100, Ext. 106 or email@example.com.