Recycling is Happening Now!

learning-about-recycling-recycle-earth-care-cosyRecycling at Sixth Church

During the Time for Children on October 2, we lifted up our new recycling initiative. We are now collecting hard-to-recycle items (see list below). So please save your hard-to-recycle items and bring them in to our collection bins. There will be separate, labeled receptacles for each type of item; don’t hesitate to ask if you need help.

Please look over the list of items that we are NOT collecting. These are things that the City of Pittsburgh Recycling Program and Giant Eagle already collect. Please put these things out at the curb for the city or bring them to your local Giant Eagle recycling bin.

For the items on our list, our bins will be available for the foreseeable future.


Natural care items: toothbrushes plus toothpaste tubes + caps; mouthwash bottles + caps; floss containers; deodorant containers + caps; soap packaging (

Energy bar wrappers with silver foil inside, like Larabars (

Writing instruments: ballpoint pens + pen caps; markers + caps; mechanical pencils; permanent markers + caps (

Scotch tape dispensers (

Snack bags: family, multipack, and individual sizes (

Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps (



CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, cassette tapes, hard drives, zip drives, cell phones, chargers, power cords, digital cameras

Digital and Electronic Waste:

Tablets, TVs, Handheld video game systems, Video game systems, Computers, Computer monitors, Computer mice, Toys, Electronic toothbrushes, Electric shavers, Digital alarm clocks, Cordless house phones, Digital watches, TV remotes, Radios/speakers, Flashlights, DVD players, VCRs, Hair Dryers, Hair straighteners


City of Pittsburgh Residential Recycling

Mixed Paper

Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Hardcover + Softcover Books,

Catalogs, Junk Mail + Phone Books, Paperboard

Plastic (Bottles,Jugs, and Jars #1-5 & 7)

Office Paper



Hardcover / Softcover Books


Junk Mail / Phone Books


Beverage Bottles, Gallon Jugs, Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)

Aluminum and steel cans

Beverage Bottles

Gallon Jugs

Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)

No Styrofoam or #6 Plastics

Must be clean and dry. Discard all lids and caps.

Beer + Juice + Soda Cans, Food Cans, Aerosol Cans

Beer / Juice / Soda Cans

Food Cans

Aerosol Cans (Must be completely empty)

Must be clean and dry.

Glass (Bottles, Jars and Jugs)

Food Jars, Beer + Juice + Soda Bottles, Wine + Spirit Bottles, Growlers

Food Jars

Beer / Juice / Soda Bottles

Wine / Spirit Bottles


No plate glass (windows) or dinnerware (Pyrex, etc.)

Must be clean and dry.


Giant Eagle Recycling:

Plastic newspaper sleeves

Clear shrink wrap and stretch film plastic

Plastic shopping bags

Clear bags

Bubble Wrap

Clean and dry plastic produce bags

Dry cleaner bags


Other recycling options:

Did you know that there are many options in and around the city to recycle products which are generally not recyclable by local municipalities during curbside pickup? For instance, check out to turn in household hazardous waste in almost monthly events throughout the area.

Or how about polystyrene, the hard, lightweight, white material used when packaging large electronics (look for #6 recycle symbol) – you can take this to Construction Junction, which works with PRC to recycle this.

Electronics, e-waste and techno-waste can turn your cool gadgets into regrettable gizmos if it weren’t for places like:

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