A recycling center is in operation at the Potter County Solid Waste Authority Transfer Station, between Gold and Ulysses on Pa. Rt. 49. Operation hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 3:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Mission of the program is to remove as many recyclables as possible from the solid waste that is otherwise trucked to an out-of-county landfill and disposed of at a per-ton fee. The Solid Waste Authority also supports municipal and community groups’ recycling activities, including the Coudersport Area Lions Club program.
Officials point out that items brought to the center must be properly prepared — clean, with caps, covers and metal rings removed. Plastics with No. 1 or No. 2 seals are recyclable (with seams only). Clear glass and brown glass are accepted and must be rinsed. Aluminum cans (rinses) are also accepted, but no steel cans are collected. Newspapers that are not yellowed or wet are recyclable, as are dry catalogs and magazines. Cardboard is also accepted, except for products from China, Taiwan or Korea.
Trash is also processed at the transfer station, with a fee assessed on a per-pound basis. Personnel are on hand to assist in the unloading and weighing Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Additional information is available at (814) 848-9610. Members of the Potter County Solid Waste Authority, all of whom serve as volunteers, are Jan Tarabori, Gary Morley, Jim Lane, George McGuire and Dave Miller.