Recycling not only works, but is mandatory for all residents in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101 of 1988). We wish to thank everyone for their cooperation.
Paper products and cans can be dropped off in front of the Economy Borough Road Department Garage. Glass, plastics and cans are picked up by our refuse collector twice a month. Yard waste can be deposited in a bin behind the Economy Borough ball
fields if you have received a Yard Waste Permit.
PAPER PRODUCTS & CANS
Some things just seem to go together and in Economy Borough Boy Scout Troop 414 and recycling have become synonymous. From 9 AM until Noon on the 2nd Saturday of each month, the troop is available to take newspapers (black & white print without glossy inserts) tied or in brown paper bags, as well as aluminum and bi-metal cans. Newspapers can be placed in the large dark green bin at anytime.
If you are not recycling your newspapers or currently recycling your cans at home, you’re encouraged to help Troop 414 by bringing those items to the Road Department Garage. Boy Scout troop 414 and Economy Borough appreciate your support.
PLASTICS, GLASS & CANS
Recycling will be picked up by our refuse collector twice a month on the same day as your trash collection. (Valley Waste Recycling Schedule) Please keep in mind, that if your scheduled collection day falls on or after a weekday holiday, the collection will be a day late that week. Acceptable recyclables are #1 thru #7 plastic containers, glass food & beverage, food & beverage cans. Plastic tops and metal can lids must be removed and discarded. Food particles must be rinsed out to avoid odor and insect problems. Recyclables mixed with trash or in plastic bags will NOT be collected. Recycle Bins are available at the Economy Borough Office Building, if you have not already received one. You are able to use any container as long as it was marked “Recycling” or has the “Recycling Symbol” on it. You may also rent a 95-gallon cart from Valley Waste Service, Inc. for $1.50 per month.
YARD WASTE & TREE TRIMMINGS
Economy Borough’s residential Yard Waste Collection Program is available from April through November and consists of two parts: yard waste drop-off and tree trimmings pickup. Collection programs are for residential use only, commercial use is not allowed.
Yard waste can be deposited in the bin located behind the Economy Borough baseball field & basketball court. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, & garden waste. Cardboard boxes and paper bags containing yard waste material is permitted, however garbage bags and plastic material is not permitted. Tree trimmings, shrubs, root balls, etc. are not allowed to be deposited here. The drop-off facility is open from sunrise to sunset.
Tree trimmings, small branches, shrubs, etc. can be scheduled for curbside chipping & pickup. Yard waste material that cannot be chipped will not be picked up. For more information or to schedule a curbside pickup call (724) 869-4779 x 4 or x 2.
A single annual residential permit is required to participate in either program. A nominal fee is accessed to help defray the cost of transporting the material to the authorized dumping area. The permit can be obtained and paid for at the Economy Borough Office during normal business hours. You may also download the form from the Forms & Documents tab on this website and mail it to the Economy Borough Office along with your payment.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL THE BOROUGH OFFICE AT: (724) 869-4779
More information on Beaver County’s Recycling Programs can be found at:
Beaver County Rrecycling