Johnstown collects recyclables curbside biweekly. Residents receive a recycling bin when they register their address with the City. The bin is to be used for recycling only. NO TRASH Items collected are plastic jugs, jars & bottles #1 and #2, aluminum, tin or steel food and beverage cans and glass bottles, jugs and jars (no lids), newspapers, phone books, magazines, inserts, junk mail, and envelopes. All items must be rinsed before placing in bin. Residents are encouraged to recycle corrugated cardboard at the drop-off centers.
Cambria County has placed recycling containers at Roxbury Park (Derby Street entrance) and the D. St. Ball Field for area residents to drop off recyclables. Items include newspapers, magazines, corrugated cardboard, aluminum, tin or steel food and beverage cans and plastic jugs, bottles & jars.
The City maintains a list of businesses where the following items can be recycled: Appliances, electronics, tires and batteries, scrap metals and aluminum, cooking oil and office paper. Please call 814 533-2089 for information.
The City accepts used Motor Oil (free of charge) for recycling into heating fuel, new motor oil and industrial lubricants. Oil may be dropped off at the Highway Garage located at 419 Sixth Avenue in Cambria City, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Johnstown Public Works picks up yard waste in Johnstown. All yard waste must be bagged, boxed or bundled and placed by the curb for pickup. Bundles should not be longer than 3 feet in length or weigh more than 30 pounds. Residents must call 533-2089 to schedule pick-up.
Christmas trees may be dropped off at Roxbury Park (Derby Street side-lot by the big blue bins). The City of Johnstown recycles approximately 1500 Christmas trees per year.