Wilkinsburg is working hard to establish itself as an ecologically friendly community. Borough leaders recognize that environmentally friendly ideas often have the benefit of reducing costs, allowing the Borough to provide better service to the residents.
Keep Your Garbage Fees Down
Recycling helps to control our Municipal Services Fees by reducing the total amount of trash to be hauled to landfills.
Bring In Money For Borough Services
The more tons of recycling the Borough collects, the more revenue will be gained from the sale of recyclables. Also, the more the Borough recycles, the more grant money we are able to apply for from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Help Earn Grant Money Based on Performance
The trailers discussed in Recycling Drop-Off Centers, and a new, more efficient recycling vehicle are among items paid for with a state DEP grant that was obtained based on our recycling program. The Borough received approximately $21,000 in 2007 from the state in a performance grant. The more we recycle, the more grant money we will receive.
Help Save The Environment
The more materials we recycle, the less energy is expended to create new materials, the more resources we conserve and the more trash and pollutants are kept from entering the environment. Recycling helps to keep our water and air clean, save our wildlife, and keep trash off our streets.
Commercial and Institutional Recycling
The borough has established and requires a recycling program for the mandatory separation and collection of recyclable materials and the separation, collection and composting of leaf waste from all residences and all commercial, municipal and institutional establishments located in the borough for which waste collection is provided by the borough or any other collector.
Collection of the recyclable materials shall be made at least once per month by the borough, its designated agent or any other solid waste collectors operating in the borough and authorized to collect recyclable materials from residences or from commercial, municipal and institutional establishments.
If there are any questions about Borough requirements contact our Borough Code Enforcement Office.