Construction, Demolition and Renovation

Refuse and Recycling 
during Planning, Construction, Demolition and Renovation

Planning for New Construction or Remodeling

Local ordinances dictate that there shall be an area provided for recycling and trash containers and enclosures. Recycling and trash enclosures need to be designed and located where the occupants can use them and the disposal and hauling companies providing collection services can access them. Enclosure areas shall be sized to accommodate waste collection and recycling collection.
The COG's Refuse and Recycling Program is available to conduct a waste evaluation. This free service will assist in determining optimal levels of refuse and recycling services for anticipated occupants. Please contact us at 814-234-7198.   


Design Guidelines for Refuse & Recycling Containers and Enclosures 

Pencil & Paper Provides planning guidelines for the storage space needed for refuse and recycling containers.



Construction, Demolition or Renovation 

PA state law and municipal solid waste ordinances in the Centre Region require proper waste disposal and recycling when available.  

Materials generated during construction, demolition or renovation generally fall into 3 categories:
  • Recyclable--includes corrugated cardboard and clean fill
  • Waste
  • Reusable.

 Click on the sidebars to the right for specific information about each category.