Please note that there is a permanent burn ban in Middle Smithfield Township.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s “Act 101 – Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act” of July, 1988, mandates recycling in Pennsylvania`s larger municipalities. The goals of the Act are to reduce Pennsylvania`s municipal waste generation; recycle at least 25% of waste generated; procure and use recycled and recyclable materials in state governmental agencies; and educate the public as to the benefits of recycling and waste reduction.
The benefits of recycling and waste reduction include reduced pollution risks; conservation of natural resources, energy and landfill space; and reduced disposal costs. Municipalities, such as Middle Smithfield Township, with populations of at least 10,000 had to implement curbside recycling programs by September 26, 1990. Mandated municipalities are required to separate leaf waste from other municipal wastes.
Since 2012, Middle Smithfield Township has provided curbside leaf collection in the Spring and Fall, along all State and township roads. The township is currently working with the homeowners associations of private communities to identify central locations within the communities for community residents to drop off their leaves for the township to pick up. In addition, any resident who does not live on a township or state road, or who misses the leaf pick up dates, can drop off their leaves at MST’s leaf drop off and composting facility at 108 LeRoy’s Lane on Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm from May to September, and by appointment between October and April (call 570.223.8920). (LeRoy’s Lane intersects with Route 209 N, past the Fernwood Hotel on left. If you reach the National Parks Service check point booth, you have gone too far.)
The township collects leaves for composting in the spring and fall; the routes and collection schedules are published on the township website and township Facebook page. The streets on which leaves are collected are also posted at that time. To see the 2013 Fall leaf collection schedule and routes, please Click Here (PDF, 591kb). Check back in 2014 for updated collection schedules.
Middle Smithfield Township does provide curbside recycling collection for leaf waste only, which includes the following: garden waste, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery and other vegetative materials.
Residents must contract private haulers for household pick up.
Please rinse containers, do not remove labels, place in a recycling container. No need to sort. The newspapers can be tied or placed in a brown paper or clear plastic bag.
Recycle your old car by donating to great cause:
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At no cost to donors, we pick up or tow away vehicles and use the earned proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Click on link for more information: http://pittsburgh.wheelsforwishes.org/make-a-wish-car-donation/