Sally Conklin, Planning and Recycling Coordinator
Armstrong Recycling Center
The Recycling Center, located on Route 85 east of Kittanning at the Armsdale Complex, opened in early spring 1995 as a joint effort between the County of Armstrong and the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County. Since the Center opened, over 13,700 tons of materials have been collected from individuals and businesses with the number continuing to grow daily. In addition to the Armstrong Recycling Center, interested individuals can also take their materials to one of the sites included in the Recycling Trailer Program or Circuit Rider Program.
Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday: 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
#1 & #2 Plastic Bottles & Jugs
Clear, Green & Brown Glass Bottles & Jars
Used Motor Oil (Center Only)
Recycling Trailer Program
To provide convenience and flexibility to individuals interested in recycling, the Armstrong Recycling Center has placed recycling trailers at eleven locations throughout the county. These trailers are available for use 24-hours per day seven days per week.
Improper Use of Recycling Trailers
It is never appropriate to leave garbage in or around the recycling trailers. Recyclables outside the recycling trailer leave the area unsightly and put the site in danger of having to be removed. If the recycling trailer is full, please take your materials home and contact the Armstrong Recycling Center to have the site serviced.
For a list of Recycling Trailer Sites, please click on the link below.
Recycling Trailer Sites
Circuit Rider Program
The Circuit Rider Program is a manned drop off location offered on a rotating basis throughout the County. This program is offered for those unable to get to the Center during normal hours of operation. Due to inclement weather, the circuit rider program is not in operation during January and February. However, the permanent recycling trailer collection sites as well as the Center are available year round. For a list of Circuit Rider Sites, please click on the link below.
Circuit Rider Sites
Click here for a recycling site location map.
Hard to Recycle Materials
Do you have items that are hard to recycle? Each year, the County partners with different organizations to host special collection events in order to provide residents with an opportunity to dispose of hard to recycle items in an environmentally friendly manner.
2013 "Hard to Recycle" Days
In an effort to provide the public with an opportunity to recycle items such as tires, electronics and household appliances, Armstrong County has teamed up with the Progressive Workshop to hold two "Hard to Recycle" events each year. The 2013 events are scheduled for: April 20th and September 28th. The April 20th event was a huge success with the following materials being collected: 1,175 tires, 3.16 tons of scrap metal, 12.37 tons of electronics and 195.5 gallons of used motor oil.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
In order to help residents properly dispose of items such as paints, thinners and household chemicals, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are held throughout Western Pennsylvania each year. For a 2013 event schedule please click on the following link: http://www.zerowastepgh.org/ZW-hcw-events.html
On April 27, 2013, the Drug Enforcement Agency in conjunction with the District Attorney's Office held its National Drug Take Back Day. This event was very successful, therefore an event will be scheduled this fall. Please check back for more information.
Electronics are collected at the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County at 1340 North Water Street, Kittanning, PA 16201. For a list of hours and materials collected please click on the link below.
Progressive Workshop E-cycling
Staff is available to provide recycling presentations to your group or organization as well as to provide tours of the Armstrong Recycling Center.
To schedule a presentation contact Sally Conklin at 724-548-3223 or
To schedule a tour contact Roy Cigola at 724-548-5664 or
Local Recycling Programs
As a service to its residents, Kittanning Borough and Leechburg Borough offers a curbside recycling program for certain materials. Additionally, Leechburg Borough is home to the Leechburg Recycling Center. For information specific to each program, please contact them at the numbers below.
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