Recycling and Solid Waste Department

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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

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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2024 Glass Collection Events

Posted January 29, 2024

Many communities have lost access to glass collection services in their curbside recycling programs, but glass is still a highly valuable and recyclable commodity.

PA communities and businesses can ensure that glass is recycled by supporting expansion of glass drop-off collection sites in our region. PRC continues to pursue this goal with the support of PA residents who utilize these sites and collection events for their recycling needs.

PRC has rolled out a Traveling Glass Bin program – a week-long, rotating self-serve collection mode

Glass Collection Events Glass containers collected from these events goes straight back into the manufacturing of new glass bottles and jars.

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2024 Glass Collection Events Flier