The Somerset County Recycling Program Coordinator is tasked with the implementation of the County’s’ Municipal Solid Waste Plan, as mandated by PENNSYLVANIA`S "MUNICIPAL WASTE PLANNING, RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION ACT" of July 1988. The Plan, which was recently updated in 2011, is available for reading and / or downloading, on this site. The Program Coordinator also oversees the collection, sorting, and marketing of certain recyclable commodities by way of its County-wide municipal recycling program, prepares the Annual DEP Recycling Report, and, provides technical support, as required, for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Act 101 grant programs. In addition the Coordinator is also responsible for the logistical planning of special collection events such as, annual tire collections, electronic and white goods collections and confidential document shredding. Finally, the Program Coordinator is responsible to answer any questions, regarding waste disposal and recycling opportunities, posed by the residents of Somerset County. Please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator with any questions or comments you may have regarding the Somerset County Recycling Program.
Plastic Collection Discontinuation
With regards to our recent discontinuation of the collection of all plastics including plastics 1 & 2 at our recycling facilities located throughout Somerset County, please be advised that we have been directly impacted by the recent business decision made by JMS Recycling Inc., located at 220 Cannery Road, Somerset to discontinue the acceptance of all Plastics including plastics 1&2, as well as, office paper. JMS Recycling Inc. will continue to collect metals, electronics and, cardboard as usual, until further notice. Unfortunately the only alternative for now is to properly dispose of these materials in the trash. Please check back occasionally for any updates.
Here is a list of potential recycled items which may be dropped off FREE OF CHARGE:
-A $15.00 fee will be charged for appliances containing Freon and, there is a $1.00 per fluorescent and CFL bulbs. These fees can be paid at the Ridge Church Outreach Center located in front of the collection shed.
John L. Peters
Recycling Coordinator/Planner II
Somerset County Recycling Program
Somerset County Planning Commission
300 North Center Ave, Ste. 540
Somerset, PA 15501