Duryea to collect electronics March 20

First Posted: 3/6/2013

The Duryea Borough Street Department has scheduled the first electronic recycling collection for the year for Wednesday, March 20. Residents are to place their electronic recyclables at the curb by 7 a.m.

Any small items, such as pagers, telephones, modems, should be placed in a blue recycling container. Large items, such as televisions and computers, can just be placed at the curb without a container.

Acceptable items are answering machines, CD players, all computer components, radios, scanners, tape players, word processors, VCRs, camcorders, copiers, fax machines, microwaves, cell phones, telephones, pagers, remote controls, stereos, televisions, typewriters.

Non-acceptable items are air conditioners, air purifiers, batteries, blenders, curling irons, coffee pots, de-humidifiers, drills, electric can openers, fans, humidifiers, hair dryers, hot plates, irons, lamps, lawn mowers, razors, satellite dishes, space heaters, toaster ovens, toasters, window fans, sweepers.

The next electronic recycling collection will be in June.

For further information contact the street department at 655-1299.

Council meeting

The Duryea Borough Council March meeting and work session will be held on Tuesday, March 12 in the Duryea Borough Building.

The public work session will be at 6:30 p.m. and the monthly meeting will follow immediately.

Yard waste collection

The Duryea Borough Street Department will begin collecting yard waste on Friday, April 5.

Leaves can be placed in plastic bags that are not tied. Grass cannot be placed in plastic bags. Branches must be cut in four-foot sections and can be no longer than two inches in diameter. Branches can be placed in a container or bundled.

Shrubs and clippings will be collected. Shrubs will not be picked up if thre is a dirt ball on the roots. Rocks and dirt will not be collected.

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