If you find that your garbage/recycling pickup has been missed, please call Republic Customer Service at @ 800-464-2120.
BILLING QUESTIONS ONLY, call the Republic Services at 1-800-464-2120
ALL property owners in the Borough of East Washington are required by ordinance to use the Borough-contracted waste hauler, Republic Services. This applies to all single family homes, and all rentals and apartments, and all vacant properties.
All East Washington Borough residents have their GARBAGE collected each TUESDAY and their RECYCLABLES collected EVERY OTHER TUESDAY by Republic Services. Please place all garbage and/or recyclables at the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. Monday night.
All garbage should be placed in garbage cans with lids so that animals cannot get into the bags. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS in the Borough of East Washington MUST USE Republic Services for trash collection.
There is no trash or recycling collection on the following six holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Collection of garbage and recycling will be delayed one (1) day if one of the holidays occurs on a Monday – Friday of a holiday week.
If severe weather occurs such that collection cannot be made during a week, notice to that effect will appear on this website.
Leaf and Branch Collection:
Leaves may be bagged in regular garbage bags and placed with garbage cans on regular garbage collection day.
- Branches will be collected with the garbage if they are no larger than 4 feet long and 3 inches in diameter.
- Christmas trees are to be placed at the curb with garbage.
Recyclable items that WILL be regularly collected include:
- Newspapers and inserts
- Magazines and catalogs
- Junk mail and envelopes
- Office and school paper
- Cardboard that fits in a recycling container
- Boxboard – cereal and cake boxes
- Brown grocery paper bags
- Tin and Bi-metals
Plastics (1 through 7)
- PETE – clear containers – water and soda
- HDPE – Colored containers – milk and juice
- V Vinyl – PVC
- LDPE – Film, dry cleaning, bread
- PP – Ketchup, yogurt and medicine containers
- PS – CD cases, plastic cutlery
- Other – grocery bags
Items We Cannot Pick Up:
- Tires, car parts and car batteries
- Untied brush and branches
- Hot ashes and embers
- Construction materials
- Remodeling items, sod, rock, brick and dirt
- Dead animals
- Steel drums (any size) or any type steel
- Propane and Gas Cylinders
- Any type of liquids
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Liquid paint – Let paint completely dry out before placing empty cans in the trash
- Animal feces
- Hazardous waste including: poisons, fuel, paint solvents, oil, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, medical waste including hypodermic needles
WHERE TO RECYCLE NON-COLLECTED ITEMS
Batteries – NiCAD and rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D, Lead Acid, Phone
Radio Shack, Strabane Square and Donaldson’s Crossroads
Office Depot, Bethel Park
Sam’s Club, West Mifflin
Best Buy, Bethel Park
Walmart, West Mifflin
Brookman Auto Parts, Race Street, Washington, Pa.
Electronics-televisions, monitors, fax machines
Best Buy, Bethel Park: remove the hard drive from the computer and physically destroy it
Sears – $2.00 per tire; Walmart – $1.50 per tire
Best Buy, Bethel Park
CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs)
Lowe’s, Home Depot, IKEA
www.lightbulbrecycling.com will provide a recycle kit ($95) that FedEx will pick up and deliver to a recycle center.Mercury from one fluorescent bulb can pollute 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe drinking levels. Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, corrugated packing boxes.
Mail Boxes and More – Washington
Walmart Tire & Lube; Advance Auto Parts; Budd Baer; Weavertown Oil Services, Canonsburg; Corwin Jeep, Hickory; Arrowhead Service, Houston; Haw-Bottom Greenhouse, Scenery Hill
For latex paint fill with cat litter or Waste Paint Hardener (from hardware stores) to absorb chemicals and dispose of in trash. Oil-based paint should be discarded at a household hazardous waste collection site. Contact Southwest Pa. Household Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Hotline at at 412-488-7452.
General Alloys, Washington
Brookman Auto Parts; C&M Recycling
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore
Household Items & Toys
Goodwill Industries; Washington City Mission
Problems or Questions?
Contacts: email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Borough office at 724-222-2929