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Municipal News

In celebration of ‘Earth Day’ on Thursday, April 22, Rostraver Township will be hosting a ‘Community Clean Up Day’ from 7am-7pm. Help keep Rostraver beautiful by picking up litter and dropping it off at one of the dumpster locations: Webster Ballfield, Orr Road, Elks Place and Township Shed on Concord Lane. The Township will be collecting tires without rims from Rostraver Township Residents only on April 22 at the Rostraver Township Road Department. Further details will be coming, please save the date and visit the Township webpage www.rostraver.us .

In the meantime, some reminders about other refuse and recycling opportunities in Rostraver Township:

  • All refuse including large items must be out the night prior to scheduled refuse pick up.
  • 1 or 2 large items weekly can be put out.
  • NO FREON filled items will be accepted without removal of Freon with sticker included.
  • No electronic devices, building material or tires can be placed out with refuse.
  • Curbside recycling for glass (brown, green and clear), aluminum cans, steel cans, bimetallic cans, and plastic containers (#1 and #2) rinsed with labels removed on a biweekly basis.
  • Recycling calendars and bins for curbside biweekly basis are available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building, 201 Municipal Drive, Rostraver Township
  • Paper Recycling is available at the intersection of Concord Lane and Harper Drive, and the other at the intersection of Fellsburg Road and Ryan’s Lane. No cardboard, chipboard, or phone books
  • Plastic Bag Recycling is available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building and Rostraver Public Library
  • Unused Medication Deposit Collection is available at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building for prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, and over-the-counter medication.
  • Coming Spring 2021, Rostraver Township will have a secured shredding bin for residents to drop off items to be shred.

Remember Rostraver Township is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community. Our community’s waterways receive pollution from rain or snowmelt that falls on a roof, driveway, or patio pick up pollutants as it goes. Those pollutants are a primary source of water pollution that flows into streams or storm drains that empty into our waterways (Monongahela and Youghiogheny River.) You can do your part by being mindful of what you put into the water and reduce the number of pollutants. With Spring right around the corner, here are some simple things we can all do to make a difference:

  • Wash your car on grass or gravel instead of in the street on in your driveway. All the soap, scum, and oil residue run along the curb and into a storm drain where it ends up in streams.
  • When you fertilize your lawn, avoid fertilizing it the day before a rainstorm to avoid fertilizer chemicals being carried into the local streams and rivers.
  • Do not direct grass clippings or raked leaves into a storm drain or stream.
  • Other small things you can do include making sure your trash is securely tied; shoveling the snow before salting; and storing chemicals in waterproof containers.

If you would like to more about Rostraver Township’s MS4 program please visit our website www.rostraver.us under MS4 or attend the March 31, 2021 work session at 5pm where the annual MS4 Public Education and Outreach Program will be presented.

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