In 1988 the State of Pennsylvania enacted Act 101 entitled "Pennsylvania's Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act”, Act 101 requires that municipalities implement curbside recycling programs.

The City of Johnstown passed ordinance No. 4535 in July 1990. A recycling program was established for the mandatory separation and colleàtion of clear glass, plastic bottles, aluminum, steel or tin cans and leaves. All residences and commercial, municipal and institutional establishments within the corporate limits of the City are required to recycle.

Michelle Ciotti Recycling Coordinator Department of Environmental Protection
City of Johnstown (412) 442-4000
419 6th Avenue Johnstown, PA 15906                Cambria County Solid Waste (814) 472-2109
(814) 533-2090 Waste Management (814) 479-4011 or 1 800 677-4884
  PA CleanWays of Cambria County (814) 322-8638

Johnstown collects recyclables curbside biweekly. Residents receive a recycling bin when they register their address with the City. The bin is to be used for recycling only. NO TRASH! Items collected are plastic jugs, jars & bottles #1 & 2, aluminum, tin or steel food and beverage cans and clear glass bottles, jugs and jars.(No lids) All items must be rinsed before placing in bin. Residents are encouraged to recycle newspapers & magazines at the drop-off centers.

Cambria County has placed recycling containers at Roxbury Park (Derby Street entrance)and the D Street Ballfield for area residents to drop off recyclables. Items include, newspapers, magazines, clear glass bottles & jars (no lids), aluminum, tin or steel food and beverage cans and plastic jugs, bottles & jars.

The City in conjunction with PA CleanWays of Cambria County sponsors an appliance-recycling day in the spring and fall of the year. Appliances that contain Freon such as freezers, refrigerators dehumidifiers and air conditioners and other appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, hot water tanks, microwaves etc. may be dropped off for a small fee. Dates are advertised prior to the event.

The City maintains a list of businesses that recycle tires, batteries, scrap metal & used cooking oil. Call 814 533-2089 for information.
Electronic items may be taken to 507 Manor Drive in Ebensburg. Call (877) 237-6748 for information.

The City accepts used Motor Oil (free of charge) for recycling, into heating fuel, new motor oil and industrial lubricants. Oil may be dropped off at the Highway garage located at 419 6th Ave. in Cambria City, Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

During the fall of the year residents in Johnstown have two options for disposing of leaves and grass clippings. They can either sweep them into the gutter on street cleaning night or bag them and put them by the curb for pickup. Residents must call 533-2089 to schedule pickup.

Christmas trees may be dropped off at Roxbury Park (Derby St. side-lot by the big blue bins). In the past five years, we have recycled approximately 1,500 trees.

The United States Has Only 6% Of The World Population, But Produces Half Of The World's Garbage.
Recycling One Glass Bottle Saves Enough Electricity To Light A 100-Watt Bulb For Four Hours.
17 Trees Are Saved When You Recycle One Ton (2000 Lbs) Of Paper.
In America 1,500 Aluminum Cans Are Recycled Every Second.

The City Of Johnstown Receives Grants From The Pennsylvania
Department Of Environmental Resources Under Section 902 Act 101,
The Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling And Waste Reduction Act


The City of Johnstown Recycling Guide for 2007 can be downloaded in "pdf" format. Click Here

Monday Oakhurst - Decker and Laurel, North to City Line
Tuesday Coopersdale and Morrelville
Wednesday Downtown, Kernville and 8th Ward below Hospital
Thursday “Roxbury and 8th Ward above Hospital
Friday Moxham - Lower side of Cypress Avenue and below

Monday Oakhurst - Decker and Laurel to Morrellville
Tuesday Cambria City, Minersville, Prospect and Woodvale
Wednesday Conemaugh Borough and Walnut Grove
Thursday Hornerstown
Friday Moxham - Upperside of Cypress Avenue and above'



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