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    • The Apollo Circuit Rider Site for December 5th and 16th has been moved to Saturday December 19th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

    • 2016 Calendars are now available!  Click here for more information.

    • Starting January 1, 2016, the Circuit Rider Program will no longer be in operation.  This program was eliminated due to the rising cost of operation.

    • Due to the amount of cardboard being placed on the ground, cardboard is no longer being accepted at our Recycling Trailer Sites.

    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 20,830 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

    Sunday:  ClosedRecycling Center

    Monday:  Closed

    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

    Materials Collected:

    #1 & #2 Plastic Bottles & Jugs
    Office Paper
    Corrugated Cardboard (Center only)
    Bi-Metal Cans  
    Aluminum Cans
    Clear, Green & Brown Glass Bottles & Jars
    Used Motor Oil (Center Only)

    Recycling Trailer ProgramRecycling Trailer

    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.

    Illegal dumping at 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 ProgramCircuit Rider

    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.  

    "Hard to Recycle" Day

    In an effort to provide the public with an opportunity to recycle items such as tires and household appliances, Armstrong County teams up with the Progressive Workshop to hold "Hard to Recycle" events each year.  More information will be posted once the 2016 date is set.

    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 more information please visit: 

    Electronics Recycling

    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

    Recycling Education

    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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    To schedule a tour contact Matt Ardeno at 724-548-5664 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

     Local Recycling Programs

    As a service to its residents, Kittanning and Leechburg Boroughs offer 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.

    Kittanning Borough Jim Mechling 724-543-2091
    Leechburg Borough Leechburg Recycling Center 724-845-9721

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