Attention Ridgway Borough Residents!
The drop-off site is
set up and open for recycling. The drop-off is located just off of Gillis
Avenue, and the borough installed a recycling center sign to direct folks to
This site is for borough residents only.
A few bits of
All metal cans can be
dumped in the metal’s container. It is an open box with no dividers. We sort
cans by type when they arrive here at the recycling center.
Dump both aluminum
and steel cans in loose. And please, no scrap metal. Cans only.
Glass will be
recycled as before. Glass bottles and jars: beer, wine, liquor, teas, coffee
drinks, sauces, pickles, and other food and beverage containers. No window
glass, glass dishware or ovenware or other ceramics. Glass is separated by
color, so please be mindful.
Paper and cardboard:
We ask that you break down cardboard boxes. This keeps the container from
filling up so quickly. It's still canning season so remember, we cannot take
waxed cardboard boxes.
Plastic bottles and
jars should also be dumped loose in the container. Acceptable plastics include
water, pop and juice bottles, detergent and shampoo and vinegar containers, and
other household or food containers that are a #1 or #2 bottle.
As before, we also
accept clear #1 thermoforms (think clamshells that contained fruit, veggies, or
deli items). These must be clear and have a #1 PET symbol. We also will take #5
PP containers. Please make sure these are clean of any food residue.
If you have any
questions, please call Ridgway Borough 814-776-1125 or Elk County Solid Waste
Office 814-776-5373 or Recycling Center 814-834-4886.
Public Service Announcement
of Ridgway wishes everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. We
encourage all citizens to celebrate and gather responsibly, using common sense
and public-health recommendations appropriate to your circumstances.
dramatic increase in the incident rate of COVID infections in Elk County, we
ask you to redouble your efforts and do what you can to protect yourselves and
guidance from various health agencies, holiday gatherings and celebrations
require COVID precautions, which include masks, social distancing, limited
numbers, cohorts and other measures. For the latest guidance from the
Pennsylvania Department of Health, visit www.health.pa.gov. The CDC offers specific
recommendations for holiday gatherings here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html.
We commend the
good folks of Ridgway are for their conscientious attention to protecting
themselves and others.