Solid Waste Authority
The Solid Waste Authority operates a countywide drop off recycling program to provide residential recycling to areas that do not have access to curbside recycling. Eighteen (18) sites located throughout the county are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. See the Recycling Guide below for the locations and the recyclables accepted. Please be sure to read the labels on the containers for the items accepted. All recyclables must be separated.
You can help area farmers by putting your newspapers in any of the 10 newspaper recycling sheds in the County. Farmers shred the newspapers and use it for animal bedding.
It is costly to maintain the drop off recycling sites and the Solid Waste Authority does not receive enough state funding to pay the entire cost. PLEASE SUPPORT THE SITE YOU USE BY SENDING A DONATION TODAY TO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY AT THE ADDRESS ABOVE. IF YOU WANT TO USE PAYPAL TO DONATE ONLINE, PLEASE SELECT THE AMOUNT YOU WANT TO GIVE AND CLICK THE ADD TO CART BUTTON BELOW. Thank you for your support and generosity!
Also, please take a short survey to help us better understand your recycling needs.
Calendar and Invitations to Bid
What is illegal dumping?
Illegal dumping is the improper disposal of waste. Often illegal dumping occurs on remote roads and isolated areas. Typical dumpsites contain household trash, large bulky items such as appliances, furniture and tires as well as construction and demolition debris. If you would like to report an illegal dumpsite please contact the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority at 351 Aviation Way, Suite 105, Reynoldsville, PA 15851, 814-328-5361.
Why is illegal dumping a problem?
The health risks associated with illegal dumping are significant. Areas used for illegal dumping may be easily accessible to people, especially children, who are vulnerable to the physical (protruding nails or sharp edges) and chemical (harmful fluids or dust) hazards posed by wastes. In addition, illegal dumping can impact proper drainage of runoff, making areas more susceptible to flooding when wastes block ravines, creeks, culverts, and drainage basing. Runoff from dump sites containing chemicals may contaminate wells and surface water used as resources of drinking water. Countless neighborhoods have been evacuated and property damage has been significant because of dump sites that caught fire, either by spontaneous combustion or, more commonly, by arson. If not addressed, illegal dumps often attract more waste, potentially including hazardous wastes such as asbestos, household chemicals and paints, automotive fluids, and commercial or industrial wastes.
For More Information on Illegal Dumping
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The following facilities accept waste from Jefferson County residents, businesses, and institutions.
|Evergreen Landfill, Waste Management
|1310 Luciusboro Road, Blairesville, PA 15717
|Greentree Landfill, Advanced Disposal
|635 Toby Road, Kersey, PA 15746
|Laurel Highlands Landfill, Waste Management
|260 Laurel Ridge Road, Johnstown, PA 15909
|McKean County Landfill, Casella Waste
|19 Ness Lane, Kane, PA 16735
|Northwest Landfill, Waste Management
|1436 West Sunbury Rd, West Sunbury, PA 16061
|Wayne Township Landfill
|15 Landfill Lane, McElhatten, PA 17748