Friday, March 27, 2020

UPDATED: Centre County Suspends Curbside Recycling Collections In Response To COVID-19

On March 27, the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority announced the suspension of our curbside recycling collection program to help limit the local impact of COVID-19 and protect our workers beginning March 30.  [NOTE: Centre County now covered by Gov. Wolf's stay at home order.]
The suspension will remain in place until further notice. All trash/refuse collection services will remain unchanged at this time.
The reason behind this change in service is due to the curbside recycling hand sorting of items in each curbside recycling bin and the many unknowns about how long the COVID-19 virus remains viable on surfaces.  
This service is being suspended to limit our workers’ potential exposure to the virus and to reduce chances of the spread of COVID-19.
As we all deal with this public emergency, we are continuously balancing the most important health and wellbeing issues for our employees and the general public with the economic and business concerns in our community, and our commitment to providing public services to ensure the public health, safety and welfare.  
While we understand that the suspension of the curbside recycling program will alter efforts to help the county reduce waste going to the landfill, we must implement every action practical to limit community spread and protect our workers from COVID-19. 
We appreciate the community’s understanding of these measures during this critical time. 
Questions should be directed to the Authority’s office at 814-238-7005, or contact us by email to:
For more information, visit the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority website.
(Photo: Centre County Recycling Drop Off Site.)
[Posted: March 27, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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