What is Recycling?

Recycling involves the separation and collection of materials for processing and remanufacturing into new products, and the use of products to complete the cycle.  Much of the aluminum, glass, paper and steel used for packaging today is already recycled.  Half the nation’s aluminum cans are made from recycled aluminum and one-quarter of the raw fibers used in the paper industry are from recycled paper products.  Glass and steel used in containers can be recycled over and over.

Why Should I Recycle?

Because it:

  • Saves natural resources
  • Saves landfill space
  • Reduces pollution
  • Saves money
  • Creates jobs

Solid Waste

The Venango County Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan was updated in 2014.  The most notable features of the Plan include:

  • Development of new projections for the generation of municipal waste for the next ten years.
  • Designation of disposal facilities to be used for the disposal of generated waste.
  • Recommendations outlining initiatives to increase the availability of recycling for all residents of the County, improve public education/awareness of proper waste management practices, achieve uniformity in Municipal Waste Codes to improve enforcement capability, and eventually establish a County Recycling and Special Collections Convenience Center if/when funding is available.
  • Update to the County Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Transporters Ordinance, (Click Here)

 The full plan can be reviewed in the VCRPC office or (Click Here)