Garbage & Recycling

Garbage-and-recycling-300x183What is recycling?

Recycling is the separation of specific materials, usually including plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, and glass, from garbage and diverting it to a facility that will repurpose it for reuse. Recycling also offers a sustainable solution to regular waste streams by lowering our input into municipal landfills, and helping extend the expected life of a landfill by decades, drastically lowering our environmental impact.

Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

Garbage and Recycling are picked up on Friday’s, if you do not have a garbage and recycling toter or need an extra one, please contact the Borough Office (570) 876-0610 or Please place your recyclables in the container with the blue lid. All Residents and commercial establishments are encouraged to recycle plastic, paper, glass  and cardboard. Please rinse out food and beverage cans/bottles.

Branches/wood chipping- Please place all materials curbside to be picked up on Monday’s. All residents and commercial establishments are encouraged to participate.

Christmas Trees will be picked up after the Holiday Season-please place your tree curbside

Recycling Brochure

The Borough does not pick up electronics or appliances. For more information on how to dispose of those items, please visit the Lackawanna  Recycling Center Website

Please do not put your garbage and recycling containers out for more than 24 hours before the time of collection. Listed below is the ordinance. Also, remember to put your containers back onto your property after the garbage and recycling has been collected.

Refuse Ordinance 24 hours

If your garbage and recycling has not been picked up, please call the number that is conveniently located on your garbage and recycling container. If it is not picked up within a reasonable amount of time after directly contacting company, please call the Borough Office 570-876-0610. For more contact information on the collection company, please click on the J.P. Mascaro & Sons link under our ‘link’ section on the website.

fri-300x158Please periodically check the website for updates in the event that garbage and recycling pick up days are changed due to a holiday or weather related emergency.

Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

Example: If your service day falls on a holiday or after holiday you will be serviced on a one day behind schedule (example – Monday service, will be Tuesday, Tuesday service will be Wednesday, Friday service will be Saturday). If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday we operate on normal schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Office 570-876-0610 or