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    Jennifer Smith
    Recycling Coordinator
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    Phone: 724-543-2599 ext. 221
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    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:  8 am - 4 pm

    Tuesday:  8 am - 4 pm

    Wednesday:  8 am - 4 pm

    Thursday:  8 am - 4 pm

    Friday:  8 am - 4 pm

    Saturday:  Closed

    Materials Collected:

    #1 & #2 Plastic Bottles & Jugs

    Office Paper

    Corrugated Cardboard (Center Only)



    Bi-metal Cans

    Aluminum Cans

    Clear, Green & Brown Glass Bottles and 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 map of Recycling Sites, please click on the link below. 

    Recycling Sites 

    Materials Collected:

    #1 & #2 Plastic Bottles and Jugs

    Office Paper



    Bi-metal Cans

    Aluminum Cans

    Clear, Green & Brown Glass Bottles and Jars

    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.  The most recent event was held on September 16, 2017.

    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

    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

    Healthy Armstrong



    Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission