Curbside collection begins April 26 in Pittston Township


PITTSTON TWP. — Beginning Tuesday, April 26, Pittston Township will participate in the Greater Pittston Regional Compost Program with its Dupont facility for curbside pickups.

Starting April 26 and Tuesday, May 17 yard waste will be picked up in Upper and Lower Browntown, Cork Lane, Tedrick and Market Streets west of the By-Pass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doty Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates, and Stauffer Pointe. Then starting in June yard waste will be picked up the first and third Tuesday of each month in those areas.

On Tuesdays, May 10 and 24, yard waste will be picked up at Butler Heights, Highway 315, Suscon Road, Langons Road, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502, and Quail Hill. Then starting in June yard waste will be picked up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in those areas.

Tree branches must be bundled and tied and be no longer than six inches in diameter and no longer than six feet in length. Other yard waste must be in containers which do not weigh over 30 pounds. Plastic bags are not permissible to use for yard waste and will not be picked up. Paper bags can be used. Other yard waste consists of only grass, leaves, and garden debris.

The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, and ashes.

Residents must call the municipal building at 570-654-0161 to arrange to have their yard waste picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least 24 hours prior to pickup.

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