THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUPERVISOR'S MEETING FOR AUGUST 4, 2021 HAS BEEN MOVED TO
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021 BEGINNING AT 7:00 PM
Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center
News and Other Information
Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling has scheduled three Household Hazardous Waste collections for your convenience. Hold on to this notice, and pass it around to your family and friends!
What is Household Hazardous Waste (i.e. PAINTS AND CHEMICALS)?
Household hazardous waste is any left-over liquid, powder, or solid material that is labeled “Toxic or Poisonous or Use Caution or Warning or Flammable”. It should not be disposed down the drain or in the regular trash. It should only be disposed through a licensed hazardous waste company.
Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:
Oil Based or Latex Paint, Deck Stains, Flammable Liquids, Drain Cleaners, Pool Chemicals, Fertilizers, Antifreeze/Automotive Fluids, Putties, Adhesives, Glues, Wood/Metal Finishing Products, Water Sealers, Household Cleaning Agents, Herbicides/Pesticides. For questions about acceptable materials, check with HHW vendor when registering.
2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collections
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021—with ECS&R
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (pre-registration required for each event)
Where: Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center
355 Pleasant Unity Mutual Road
Greensburg, PA 15601-6388
$.85 per pound, weighed on site
$.75 per pound for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling members (current members only; memberships will not be offered at the event. For membership information, visit www.westmorelandcleanways.org or call
***This collection event will be conducted in compliance with all CDC, WHO and PA Department of Health guidelines, including the wearing of masks by all customers and staff, particularly during the exchange of payment. Social distancing and disinfecting procedures will be in place.
- For October 23, contact ECS&R at 866-815-0016 or visit https://ecsr.net/household-hazardous-waste-recycling to register.
- Pack your vehicle and head to the event.
- Payments accepted: debit or credit card only (masks must be worn during payment process).
- Drive away knowing you’ve properly rid your home and environment of toxic and dangerous chemicals
The Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County
The Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County is a Federally Funded Grant Program which focused on homes built prior to 1978 since, they are more likely to contain lead-based paint. Additional requirements include: households must meet maximums income limits per number of household members as listed on the flyer. *Eligible households must also have a child(ren) 6 years or under (that includes a pregnant woman) that either live in the home, or visits the residence at least 6 hours a week for 60 hours or more per year. For instance, if a grandparent cares for a grandchild who is under the age of 6 years in their home at a minimum of six hours per week, their home was built prior to 1978, and the grandparents meet the income requirements for household, they could qualify. This program covers lead-based paint abatement and possibly other hazards that are related to lead poisoning in the home e.g. lead in windows, siding, and railings, and/or contributing factors to lead poisoning such as a leaky roof (water causing paint that contains lead to chip).
This program focuses on young children because, they are the most impacted by the effects of lead poisoning but, it also effects adults as well.
We also need certified, licensed, Lead-Abatement contractors as well. The program will pay for licensed contractors to become lead-abatement certified. This is a great employment opportunity!
About Upper Burrell Township
Established in 1879, Upper Burrell Township, Westmoreland County, PA, is a rural farming community of 15.6 square miles with approximately 2,326 residents. We are a growing community in both population and industry. We are proud to have located within our community Alcoa Technical Center, Penn State University and the Westmoreland Business and Research Park.
Our residents enjoy country living while minutes away from regional shopping areas. As with any township, we are rich with history. From the thriving family businesses in the past, to the educational and industrial center, what we have become today makes Upper Burrell Township a distinctive community.
Upper Burrell Township is a Township of the Second Class, and it is governed by a board of supervisors. The board consists of three elected supervisors, each serving a six year term. Be sure to check out the Board & Administrative Section for meeting minutes.
Important News and Updates
- Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County
- The Westmoreland County Affordable Homes Website has been updated. Click here to see the new website.
- Recycling Center Flyer
- Landlord Occupancy Inspection Ordinance
Township Supervisor Meetings
Supervisor's meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Click the Agenda link on the right to see the agenda for the upcoming meeting. Agenda's are normally available on the Monday before the meeting.
The regular meeting of the Upper Burrell Board of Supervisors will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Municipal Building, 3735 7th Street Road, Upper Burrell, PA.
Public participation through written comments is encouraged and preferred due to COVID-19. Written comments may be submitted by US Mail or the Township's email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, up until 4pm on 7/6/2021. The agenda is available at the Township website or municipal building. Physical presence by the public and residents will be limited and subject to Governor Wolf's Face mask and Safe Distance
(6 feet) Orders. No one will be permitted into the meeting without a face mask. Please refrain from physically attending the meeting due to COVID-19 unless your issue needs immediate attention.
Other News and Information
Funds available for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
Westmoreland County residents may be eligible for funds to rehabilitate homes they own and
Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At no cost to donors, we pick up or tow away vehicles, anywhere in Pennsylvania or West Virginia.
Get rid of your old medications
Now located at the Township building is a container that all residents can use to discard old, no longer needed, prescriptions, prescription patches, medications, ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples, and pet medications. Will not accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions or needles, medications from businesses, liquids, thermometers.