Recycling and Solid Waste Department






The Mercer County Recycling/Solid Waste Department’s mission is to develop and implement the  Mercer County Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSW) Plan.



The Mercer County Recycling/Solid Waste Department will work towards its mission by:

  • Providing convenient recycling opportunities,
  • Providing recycling and collection opportunities for hard-to-dispose materials such as tires, electronics, and household hazardous waste,
  • Providing technical assistance to businesses, institutions, organizations, and municipalities,
  • Partnerships with like-minded organizations and agencies,
  • Conducting public education programs to raise awareness about proper waste management and its benefits, and
  • Assisting municipalities and businesses in meeting regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal recycling and waste management laws.

News and Events

Glass Recycling Events

Posted April 5, 2023

In an effort to provide glass recycling opportunities for residents, we are pleased to partner with the Pennsylvania Resource Council, Michael Brothers Hauling, CAP Glass, and Owens-Illinois to bring their Travelling Glass Bin program to our communities. These collection events support the glass recycling and bottle manufacturing industries through the recovery of glass containers as source-separated glass, that is glass collected separately from other recyclables. The glass collected from these events will be recycled into new glass bottles.

The Glass Recycling Events scheduled for 2023 include the following dates:

APRIL 29 - MAY 4, 2023
Hermitage VFD Station #3 - Mercer Avenue in Hermitage, PA.
*Sponsored by the City of Hermitage

JULY 22 - JULY 27, 2023
Elks Lodge - Sixth Avenue in Greenville, PA.
*Sponsored by Mercer County

Hermitage VFD Station #3 - Mercer Avenue in Hermitage, PA.
*Sponsored by the City of Hermitage

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Flyer for Traveling Glass Recycling Bin in  Hermitage Flyer for Traveling Glass Recycling Bin for Mercer County

Colt Road Tire Cleanup

Saturday, April 15, 2023
9 a.m. to noon

Tri-County CleanWays is organizing a cleanup that will address tires and trash that have been dumped illegally in an area off of Colt Road in Mercer County. Save the date and stay tuned for the final details that will include where to meet and park.

If you plan on helping out with us or another organization, or, just plan to get out and enjoy the great outdoors please be aware of ticks and dress and prepare appropriately. Contact Tri-County with questions or for more information.

Tri-County CleanWays
Jerry Zona, Affiliate Coordinator

Phone Number: 724-658-6925

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Tire Cleanup Flyer for Colt Road , Transfer, PA

Hard-to-Recycle Collection Events

2nd Tuesday of Each Month
9 AM - 1 PM

The Lawrence-Mercer Recycling/Solid Waste Department offers a program for the collection of select hard-to-recycle items. Collection days are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9 AM to 1 PM, and transition between locations in Mercer and Lawrence counties. This makes the program accessible to as many people as possible.

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Monthly Drop-Off Station Flier