Moon Township Municipal Authority

1700 Beaver Grade Rd   Ste 200
Moon Township, PA 15108
412-264-4300
Fax: 412-262-9482

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
 

 
Recycling Service Specifications
Once each week, the Contractor shall collect recyclable materials from all residents as described below.

Contractor  Is the corporation determined to be the low responsible bidder to whom a Contract to collect, haul, and dispose of Municipal Solid Waste from single family residential dwelling units in the Township of Moon and collect, process, and market Recycle Materials, has been awarded by the Moon Township Municipal Authority Board of Directors.  The Contractor is currently Waste Management. 

Curbside Collection shall refer to Municipal Waste or Recyclable Materials placed at the curb or at a point not more than five (5) feet from the back of the curb which would be unobstructed and clearly visible to the Contractor.  Collection from Municipal Waste and Recycling Containers more than five (5) feet back from the curb are not included in this Contract nor are items within the five (5) foot area that are hidden or otherwise obstructed from view of the Contractor.  In areas where there is no such curb, curbside collection refers to the edge of the traveled roadway, so long as placement of Municipal Waste and Recycling Containers does not impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic or create hazards to vehicles or persons traveling in this area.

Recycling Container  shall mean a primary 19-gallon open rectangular container provided by the Authority for the Curbside Collection of Recyclable Materials from Residences or supplemental rigid plastic containers of comparable volume that have been labeled with the Authority’s recycling logo sticker and are placed at the curb with the primary container by the occupants of the Residences.

Residences  shall mean any occupied single-family dwellings or multi-family dwellings having less than four (4) dwelling units per structure and for which the Contractor provides Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclables Materials collection service.

Recyclable Materials  shall mean materials generated by Residences, which are or may be specified by the Authority for collection, processing, and disposal under this Contract which can be separated from Municipal Solid Waste and returned to commerce to be reused as a resource in the development of useful products.  Recyclable material designated by the Authority include:

 

(1)   Aluminum beverage containers.

 

(2) Steel and bi-metal food and beverage containers consisting of steel, aluminum, and/or tin.

 

(3)   Plastics – Plastic materials (All clean plastic, even plastic bags)

 

#1 (PETE) – Polyethylene Terephthalate:  Clear containers typically used for soft drinks and bottled water, oven ready meal trays

#2 (HDPE) – High Density Polyethylene:  Colored or Translucent plastic. Typically used for milk or juice containers and common household chemicals, grocery and retail bags.

#3 (V) – Polyvinyl Chlorite:  PVC/Vinyl commonly used for medical tubing, construction products such as pipes, siding and insulation.

#4 (LDPE) – Low Density Polyethylene:  Used predominately for film applications, dry cleaning bags, bread and produce bags and squeezable bottles.

#5 (PP) – Polypropylene:  Commonly used for catsup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs and medicine bottles.

#6 – Polystyrene:  Compact disc jackets and plastic tableware.

#7 – All other clean plastic.

 

(4)  Glass – Clear and colored glass bottles and jars.

 

(5) Paper Products – Any clean paper that can be torn or ripped, copier paper, soft back books, colored paper, file folders, insides of hardback books, bar line paper, magazines, mail inserts, business cards, shredded paper, paper trimmings, catalogues, newspaper, telephone books, poster board, envelopes, greeting cards, chip board (cereal and other similar boxes, must be flattened to reduce volume) and coated paper.

 

(6) Corrugated Cardboard must be flattened to reduce volume with large items to be placed beside or below the recycling bin. Flattened boxes larger than 30” x 42” must be cut into smaller pieces to allow loading. Do not put solid waste in cardboard boxes. Cardboard is to be recycled.


Origin of Materials  service is provided for residential solid waste materials generated at the site and is not for the disposal of material generated from a business or from another location.   

 


Questions?
Contact MTMA at 412-264-4300.