Recycling & Waste

06/12/20 - Guidance for County Operations During the Green Phase

All county buildings will reopen to the public, 8 a.m. - 4:30, with some offices having modified hours due to public operations elevating to 75% occupancy. 

While operating during the Green Phase, visitors and employees in our facilities need to wear masks and social distance. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed in our buildings, with reminders to follow CDC guidelines. Anyone who has been in contact with individuals with COVID-19, or has symptoms of the virus will not be permitted.

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Responsibilities

In 1988, Pennsylvania passed the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101), which requires Pennsylvania counties to:

  • Prepare, adopt and implement a Municipal Waste Management Plan for municipal waste generated within the county's boundaries.
  • Insure the availability of adequate permitted processing and disposal capacity for the municipal waste which is generated within the county's boundaries.
  • On or before April 1 of each year, submit a report outlining the weight or volume of materials that were recycled by municipal and county recycling programs in the preceding calendar year.

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