Raccoon Refuse

814-528-7395 – Pick-up Problems
814-737-9067 – Billing, Payments, and Account Set-up (9:00AM – 5:00 PM)

Effective January 1, 2017, Raccoon Refuse will be the contracted garbage/recycling service for the Union City Borough.

Cost is $63.90/quarter.

For those 60 and over there is an Elderly Reduced rate of $57.54/quarter

There is an individual bag service available for those who do not need weekly garbage collection. A sticker is placed on each bag of garbage. The stickers can be purchased at the City Building between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The cost is 5 for $21.25.

If you would like to own a Toters, they are available for purchase. The cost is $60 and they will be delivered after payment is received.

Credit card payments are now being accepted at 814-737-9067 for a small fee.

To set up an account, make payments, or billing questions for garbage/recycling service call 814-737-9067. Any problems with garbage pick-up call 814-462-7164.

Residents east of Main Street – collection will be on Mondays. Garbage/recyclables should be put out on Sunday evening.

Residents on Main Street or west of Main Street – collection will be on Tuesdays. Garbage/recyclables should be put out on Monday evening.

Residents who are paying for Quarterly service with Raccoon Refuse can put a maximum of 12 bags each week at the curb for pick-up along with one large item per week. There will be leaf pickup available in the fall.

E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste

Raccoon Refuse

E-Waste collection is now being offered. You must call to set up an e-waste pick-up and get pricing.

The following are items that can be scheduled for pick-up:

  • Universal Waste Items:
    • All dry rechargeable batteries
    • Alkaline batteries
    • Fluorescent Bulbs
    • HID bulbs
    • Lead acid batteries
  • Electronics:
    • T.V’S, Computer Screens, Computer Towers, Copiers, Printers Etc.
    • APC Battery Back Up Units
    • Hard Drives And Motherboards
    • Random Household Electronics
    • Microwaves
    • Freezers
    • Fridges
    • Radios, Games Consoles etc.

Erie County

Erie County also offers drop off E-waste & household hazardous waste for a fee and there will be collections on the following dates:

  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

E-Waste & Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be at 1624 Filmore Avenue in Erie, PA. This is open to Erie County residents only. A 20-cent per pound fee for e-waste and 35-cent per pound fee for household hazardous waste will be applied. Pre-Registration is required. To register, contact ECS&R toll-free at 866-815-0016 and inquire about County Sponsored Events.


For a complete list of acceptable items go to ErieCountyRecycling.com.