Recycling

Recycling in North Fayette Township

Due to the procurement of a new recycling contractor, there are changes to our recycling program effective immediately (February 2019).
All changes are reflected on this page. Additionally, you can click here to view/print a resource document for your home. If you have questions not covered here, please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.

North Fayette Township operates a one-man automated recycling truck and cart system. This system allows the driver to remain in the truck while the automated arm picks up the cart and empties it. This system provides an efficient and safe method of recycling for the Township.

Curbside Recycling - Acceptable Items

Glass

  • Clean clear, green, and amber bottles and jars.

Plastic

  • Clean plastic containers marked with recycling symbol numbers 1 or 2 with lids removed.

Metal

  • Clean steel, tin, bi-metal (steel and tin) cans and aluminum cans such as soda, vegetable, fruit, and tuna cans.

Fibers

  • Clean paper including newspapers and inserts (color and black & white), junk mail, phone books, magazines & brochures, copy & computer paper, catalogs, school paper, shredded paper, and envelopes.
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard (packing tape from boxes must be removed). Excess cardboard and paper can be brought to the Township Building for recycling.
  • Paperboard (cereal type boxes, gray on one side).
  • Cardboard beverage containers (juice or milk containers with lids removed).

Items not Accepted for Curbside Recycling

  • Plastics marked with recycling symbol numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and plastics not marked with a number.
  • Pliable plastics such as grocery bags, newspaper bags, bread wrappers, sheet plastic, or plastic wrap. Plastic grocery bags can be brought back to your local supermarket for recycling.
  • Any item contaminated with food waste including greasy pizza boxes.
  • Yard waste including grass or leaves. Please click here for yard waste disposal information
  • Metal baking pans or cookware of any type.
  • Styrofoam items.
  • Paint cans or aerosol cans.
  • Fast Food Containers.
  • Light bulbs of any type.
  • Window glass, mirrors, or decorative glass items such as vases or lamps.
  • All types of batteries.
  • All ceramics including dishware, ovenware, and decorative items.
  • Electronic Waste. Most items can be brought to the Township Building for free recycling
  • Hazardous waste containers or needles.
  • Motor oil containers.
  • Items that can get tangled in sorting equipment (such as rubber hoses and wires).
  • Bulky items such as propane tanks.
  • Construction debris such as bricks, blocks, roofing material, doors, or windows.
  • All car parts including tires, brakes, engine parts, oil filters, and windshield wipers.
  • Any lumber including wood pallets or wood construction debris. Untreated wood can be taken to Wood Waste Recycling
  • Metal or plastic toys.

What’s a Recycling Symbol Number and Where do I Find it?

Most plastic bottles and containers will be marked with a triangular recycling logo with a number in the middle. There may also be letters underneath the logo. Typically, this logo can be found on the bottom of the item.

Below is a chart is below that lists the symbols, what they mean, and whether each item can be included in your curbside recycling.

Graphic with Recycle numbers 1 through 7 that explains which plastic that each symbol stands for.

Excess Cardboard and Paper Recycling

If you have cardboard or paper items that will not fit in your recycle bin, they can be brought to the Township building and placed in the dumpster across from the police entrance (right side of building). Please flatten all cardboard before placing in the dumpster.

General Instructions and Helpful Tips

Placement of Cart at Curbside

The recycle cart needs to be placed properly at the curb in order for the automated truck to be able to pick up the cart.

Hard to Recycle Collection Events & Resource Directory

Listed below are links for additional hard to recycle item events around the Pittsburgh area. Please check these websites often as they continually add collection events throughout the year.

Hard to recycle items and household chemicals can be disposed of during events sponsored by Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC).

For hard to recycle events click here

For household chemical events click here 

The PRC can also be contacted by calling 412-488-7490 or via email.

Tires can be recycled through community collection events sponsored by Independence Conservancy

Independence Conservancy Tire Collection Program

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Electronics Recycling Collection Programs

DEP Collection Programs

Allegheny County Recycling Resource Directory (PDF document)

Link to Document