Department of Public Works (COVID-19) Schedule -UPDATE 10/5/2020

UPDATE 10/5/2020: Moosic Borough will return to original schedule for Recycling pick up. On your regular scheduled trash pick up day your commingled pick (glass, plastic bottles and jars and cans) along with Cardboard can be placed curbside. Please have you containers curbside by 7:00 am on your regular scheduled pick up date.

UPDATE 6/16/2020: Moosic Borough will resume commingled pick up starting Monday June 22, 2020. Please have you containers (glass, plastic bottles and jars and cans) curbside by 6:00 am on your regular scheduled pick up date.

UPDATE 5/11/2020 The first Friday of every month paper pick up will resume starting June 5, 2020. Please have your newspaper in container curbside by 6:00 am on the designated day.

UPDATE 5/1/2020 Grass and Brush pickup will resume as normal starting Thursday, May 7, 2020 and Friday, May 8, 2020 and will remain throughout the year. DPW will be picking up grass and brush every Thursday’s wards 1 and 3 and Friday wards 2 and 4. calendar

  • Grass clippings (no plastic bags – brown paper bags or open containers)
  • Leaves (no plastic bags – brown paper bags only or open containers)
  • Tree limbs (n more than 3′ length and 4″ in diameter)
  • Brush (must be bundled together)

The Department of Public works will continue to pick up garbage and cardboard on regular scheduled date Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, services rendered on Thursday Special Bulk Pick up and Truck Rentals are suspended until further notice,

  • All of our office personnel can be reached via email, or by phone during normal business hours to answer questions.
  • The office staff will continue to work in the office and remotely for home answering telephones and providing resident support. 

New Recycling Schedules: UPDATE 10/5/2020

Thank you for your time and effort you put into recycling.

MONDAYS – GARBAGE AND CARDBOARD and COMMINGLED RECYCLING

TUESDAY – GARBAGE AND CARDBOARD and COMMINGLED RECYCLING

WEDNESDAY – GARBAGE AND CARDBOARD and COMMINGLED RECYCLING

LOWER MOOSIC GRASS AND BRUSH PICK UP

FRIDAY – GREENWOOD AND GLENMAURA GRASS AND BRUSH PICK UP AND FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH PAPER PICK UP.

Commingle Pick up will Resume:

UPDATE 6/16/2020: Moosic Borough will resume commingled pick up starting Monday June 22, 2020. Please have you containers (glass, plastic bottles and jars and cans) curbside by 6:00 am on your regular scheduled pick up date. Calendar

UPDATE 6/12/2020: Chances are good there will be an article in The Times-Tribune regarding the acceptance of commingle at the recycling center.  Lackawanna County Environment Office was just notified today  that a reporter reached out to the County after multiple calls from the public.  We’ve been waiting for meetings with the County Solid Waste Authority (who owns the Center) and the private Operator, for a decision on the status of commingle.  This still has to play out.  We don’t know yet what will be the outcome.

Due to the current health concerns regarding Covid-19, Lackawanna Recycling Center, Inc. here will no longer accept commingle material after Friday, March 27th.

Moosic Borough Department of Public works will continue to pick up your cardboard.and regular garbage on your scheduled days and newspaper on the First Friday of the month’

The PA DEP has advised the following: You can store clean commingle until the health crisis subsides and services are restored, or if you choose, it can go into their trash.

Our most sincere wishes that you will stay safe and well.

SAFETY AND SECURITY DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As a valued resident of Mooisc Borough, the safety and security of your tax dollars is always a top priority. With the COVID-19 virus as close as Wayne, Monroe, and Delaware Counties, the safety, health and wellness of you and your family are equally as important. Moosic Borough would like to share some of the ways to prepare and plan. 1. Make the most of digital payment services. Residents with online and mobile capabilities are able to complete a wide variety of transactions from the convenience of their homes, including paying Moosic Borough Taxes, pay portal here for truck fees and rentals, building permits pay portal here.

These self-service tools allow you to pay anywhere and anytime, and will be especially helpful if you cannot get to the Borough Building. This service can be found our our website http://moosicborough.com/ . If you need assistance feel free to call our office 570-457-5480.

New Years Day

Garbage and Recycling Collections for the New Years holiday is on schedule. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of New Years holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Years holiday.
Garbage and Recycling will be delayed on Wednesday. There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups .

View Garbage Pickup schedule here.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Recycling Notice

The Lackawanna Recycling Center will no longer accept combined loads of mixed paper and cardboard in its recycling processing. Effective January 6, 2020 all Paper Fiber will be collected on the First Friday of every month (newspaper, catalogs, magazines, phone books, computer paper, envelopes, unwanted mail, shredded paper).  Cardboard and Box Recycling’s (carboard boxes, cereal boxes, cracker boxes, heavy shipping boxes, lightweight boxes, paper towel rolls, pizza boxes), will be picked up weekly on your regular scheduled day.

Thank you for your dedication to our environment and for obeying the law and helping make recycling work for the Borough of Moosic.

CHRISTMAS DAY

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Garbage and Recycling will be delayed on Wednesday one day. No Special pick up’s

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday.

Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday. The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Thursday, November 28rd and Friday November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups.
Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Reminder: Please do not place snow, slush or other obstructions into public streets.

Please remember as winter is upon us, Moosic Borough residents are reminded that any person, owner or resident of the Borough of Moosic depositing or throwing or discarding snow, slush or other obstructions into the public STREETS and rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine of $600.00. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.

Special Collection held every Thursday:

Moosic Borough’s Department of Public Works Moosic Borough has for the past several years conducted special collection of big ticket items, such as, refrigerators, washers & dryers, spring and mattresses, furniture, rugs, micro-wave units and such items that are not considered household waste. There is a charge for these items and residents must call the borough office at 457-5480 to schedule their collection, which is normally done every other Thursday’s. The cutoff date for these collections is Wednesday prior to the pickup date. The charge is nominal and is for the dumping fees charged for such items at the land fill. Contact the borough office for further information.

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One day pick-up delay for New Year.

The Department of Public Works and office will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years Holiday. Garbage and Recycling collection will be on a one day delay.

Monday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Tuesday.
Tuesday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Wednesday.
Wednesday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Thursday.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday.

Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday. The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Collection will be one day delay.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Recycling Electronics:

[UPDATE] April 20, 2015

It is a pleasure to report that the Lackawanna Recycling Center will resume accepting electronic material immediately at no fee from Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 am to 3 pm.

We are sorry for the inconveniences caused by this brief interruption of service and thank you for your input and patience.

As always, I am available to assist you with any questions or comments.

Sharing your relief,

[UPDATE] April 14, 2015

Hello Everyone:

I was notified today that effective immediately the recycling center on Boulevard Avenue will no longer accept electronics of any kind.

Municipal truck and residents have been turned away today.  There was no advance notice.

I contacted Andy Wascura who oversees operation of the recycling center for clarification on the status of electronic recycling.  He stated that he is unsure of when/if they will accept electronics either in the near future or long range.

Contacting some local vendors that have accepted electronics in the past, I have the following information to offer:

  • Best Buy                             570-346-8977                    accepting 3 electronic items/day/customer – no fee

Including:  up to 50” flatscreen TVs; up to32” tube TVs ; laptops, computers and peripherals

 

  • Elmwood Specialized       570-969-9040                    accepting all electronics except monitors or TVs

 

  • Staples                                570-342-5138                    accepting 5 electronic items/day/customer except monitors or TVs

 

  • Target                                 570-383-7100                    accepting cell phones and ink cartridges no other electronics

 

I know this is the time for Spring Clean Ups in many municipalities.  I promise to keep you updated as I learn anything else on this matter.

Turning you away at the gate is just not something I want to hear happens again.

Truck Rental Service begins April 1, 2015

http://moosicborough.com/borough-departments/public-works/

TRUCK RENTAL SERVICE
If any person within the Borough of Moosic has the need of the borough dump truck to dispose of household generated waste, that would not normally be picked up by the Borough’s refuse collector, then you can rent the Borough Truck for $100.00 (one time per year), no hazardous waste or tires, and no electronics. Make reservations by calling us at (570) 457-5480

Bulk Salt Storage Facility

With a continuous effort to provide better services, Moosic Borough Officials recently approved the funding of a new bulk salt storage facility. Adequate bulk storage assures enough salt to fight winter storms, without the problem of arranging emergency shipments throughout the winter months. This facility can go a long way toward guaranteeing sufficient salt when it is needed to maintain a high level of winter maintenance for the safety of our residents and motorists. More importantly proper storage inside a building or under cover will also prevent possible detrimental effects on the environment, when salt is stored outside, runoff must be properly controlled. This new addition would not be possible without the cost saving construction efforts of the Department of Public Works. Great Job!