Refuse & Recycling

2018 Clean Up Days:   There will be three (3) monthly free Clean Up Days for residents and landlords from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Borough Recycling Center located at the eastern end of Woodlawn Avenue.  Clean Up Days will be held on April 21st, June 16th, and August 18th. Clean Up Days are made available for residents to responsibly dispose of larger items like furniture and mattresses free of charge.

Please note, as per the Garbage Ordinance, the removal of solid waste, from curbside or at the Recycling Center (example: Clean Up Days) is for HOUSEHOLD waste only. As per section 20-105 #5 of the Solid Waste Section Chapter 20 of the Wesleyville Borough Ordinance Book.

The following items are prohibited at the Recycling Center at all times and the Borough will NOT ACCEPT: hazardous waste-paint, chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze, flammable liquids, asphalt shingles, tar paper, asbestos containing materials, batteries, mercury containing items, ammunition, smoke detectors, computer towers, printers, medical waste, or radioactive material.

Please Contact the Erie County Recycling Program at 866-815-0016 to properly and responsibly dispose of these items.

ALL building materials are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: roofing material, shingles, tar paper; windows, siding, flooring materials, tiles, carpeting; doors, lumber, heating/cooling equipment, plumbing materials, drywall.

Single-Stream Recycling:   As a reminder, the Borough has changed to “single-stream” recycling program which does not require separation of recyclables.   Please see the following Single Stream Cover Letter and Single Stream Recyclable Items for more information. Contact the Borough Office at 899-9124 or streets@wesleyvilleborough.com with questions or for more information.

Televisions and Computers Monitors:   Effective January, 2018, televisions, computers and other peripheral equipment cannot be placed in the trash.   By law it must be recycled.   Residents can dispose of televisions and computer monitors at Clean Up Days for a small fee.  Televisions and monitors under 25” will cost $10.00 each to dispose of and $15.00 each for larger ones. Please do not take these items to the Borough Hall or put the items curbside.  Please Contact the Erie County Recycling Program at 866-815-0016 to properly and responsibly dispose of these items if you cannot take them to the Clean Up Days collection. The Borough is unable to take any TV or computer screens that are cracked.

Dispose of Cell Phones, Laptop Computers, Tablets, MP3 Players, and new or used printer cartridges at Clean Up Days or at the Borough Hall during business hours free of charge.

Help Keep the Recycling Center Clean   While there are surveillance cameras at the Recycling Center, if you witness illegal dumping please report it to the Borough Office at 899-9124 during normal business hours (M-F 9:00 a.m.- 4:00pm) or to the Police Department at 899-0681 after hours.

Wesleyville Borough Waste and Recycling Collection Policy:

  • Each residential unit is allowed to place up to a total of 4 bags or cans or any combination thereof, each weighing no more than 50 pounds, at curbside each week.
  • Multiple bags inside a can or larger bag count as 1 unit, but if placed separately, a grocery bag counts the same as a large lawn & leaf bag (4 tiny bags count as 4 bags).
  • Building materials, including but not limited to felt paper and shingles, flammable and toxic liquids, radioactive materials and other hazardous materials cannot be placed with municipal trash.
  • Any item contaminated with chemotherapy drugs or radioactive material cannot be placed in the regular garbage.
  • Large items such as couches, mattresses, tires, etc. can be picked-up for an extra fee. Please refer to the fee schedule or contact the Public Works supervisor (899-9124 ext. 35).
  • Recycling is collected curbside every other Thursday; this includes glass, aluminum & tin cans, cardboard, most plastics and newspaper.  Items must be placed in dump-able containers or plastic bags.  Recycling bins are the property of the Borough and must remain at the property upon transfer.
  • All recyclable items previously listed can be taken to the Recycling Center at your convenience.
  • Effective January, 2018, we cannot accept televisions, computers and peripheral equipment in the trash. These items must be recycled by state law.
  • Leaves and grass clippings must be placed curbside in hard containers for spring and summer pick up. The Borough collected leaves and grass Monday and Wednesday morning, weather permitting.
  • In the fall, the Borough collects leaves placed onto the area between the street and sidewalk, or just off the road in areas without sidewalks.  Spring leaf pickup is done only for leaves placed in hard containers – we do not use our vacuum in the spring.
  • Any collection days listed above start at 5:00 am – items should be put out the night before (but not more than 16 hours before).  In most cases, when the collection day falls on a holiday collections are made the following business day.
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