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County Waste is a refuse company that deals with refuse hauling for municipal and commercial establishments and is not associated with the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department.  If you are having trouble with your refuse pick-up, missing containers, or costs they can be reached at 1-800-832-1332.

 

The Luzerne County Solid Waste Managment Department is a County office that deals with recycling, special collections and recycling education. We offer assistance to all municipal offices located within Luzerne County on grant applications, municipal electronic and paper shredding collections, etc. 

 

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Friends, 
With the Great American Cleanup of PA in full swing, I want to remind everyone to participate in our video contest

Videos must: 

  • Be 60-seconds or less
  • Address the question: “How do you keep Pennsylvania beautiful?”
  • Recognize the Great American Cleanup of PA by including the name, banner or logo 

The winning entry wins $200. Two runners up receives $100 each. Cash prizes are sponsored by PA Waste Industries Association. Click here for requirements and timeline.  

Thank you for participating in our programs! 
Michelle 

Michelle Dunn
Program Coordinator 
mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org 
877-772-3673
 
 
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                     Great American Clean-Up of PA 2018!

Join the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA from March 1 through May 31  Help keep your community clean and beautiful by registering an event today. Registered events are eligible for free cleanup supplies. Questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn at 877-772-3673. 

http://www.keeppabeautiful.org/keep-pennsylvania-beautiful-get-involved/

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PPL REFRIGERATION RECYCLING 

PROGRAM RETURNS

 

PPL has announced the return of refrigeration appliance recycling service program. This is a great opportunity for your residents to recycle their old refrigeration equipment, saving energy and costs, reducing emissions and receiving a payment from PPL.  Better yet, they’ll do the heavy lifting by picking items up at the customers’ homes. This program is for current PPL residential customers. 

https://pplelectricsavings.com/Appliance/Recycling 

 

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FLUORESCENT BULBS
 
This excellent resource that is a guide to recycling lighting.
You can go to Home Depot or WM to recycle flourescent bulbs 
 

PAINT RECYCLING

Open containers, fill with sand or cheap cat litter and let dry.  Once it has dried, put the can out with your regular garbage. DO NOT PUT THE CAN IN YOUR GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER, RATHER PUT IT NEXT TO THE GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER. Put the lid in with your other garbage.  Please limit the amount to one or two cans per garbage pick-up.  Also check with your local municipality to see if there are any rules or regulations for the proper disposal of paint cans.
 
 
PRINTER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING
 
Cartridge World Wilkes Barre, will accept ink cartridges and toner cartridges, from residents and businesses, for recycling. Please contact Bob Bilbow at 570-822-4100 or Cartridge World in Pittston at 570-883-0300 for more information.
 
 
SMOKE DETECTORS
 
FIRST ALERT-Customer Service Department-1-800-323-9005
 
 
 
STYROFOAM-
ANTHRACITE RECYCLING-570-342-0666
 
(PS-White styrofoam, LD-Film, Stretch Wrap & Plastic bags.
 
 
 
THERMOSTATS-1-800-238-8192
 
 
 
MERCURY THERMOSTATS- DEP-Kevin Augustine-570-826-2516
 
 

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LOWES
Now accepts CFL’s.
 
Lowes-Kingston-570-285-6000
Lowes-Wilkes Barre-570-822-7100
Lowes-Hazleton-570-450-6801
 
Please call to verify hours and number of units per resident allowed. 

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BATTERY RECYCLING

Interstate Batteries

1679 River Road, Jenkins

1-800-381-6431

Accepts car, truck, motorcycle and all rechargable batteries. Pleaes call store with any additional questions.

 

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 Call 1-800-822-8837-to find out where to recycle household batteries, small drill batteries, flashlight batteries, etc .  All you will need is your zip code to find out which stores are near you to accept rechargable batteries and more!

 

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BEST BUY 

In WILKES BARRE-(570-819-0719) 

ACCEPTS RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

 

Please call your local store for more details.

 

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LEAF COMPOST FOR SALE

 

Kingston Public Works

 Screened Leaf Compost sells for $20/yd – $5.00 per container.    

Screened Organic Compost sells for $16.00/yd – $4.00 per container.

 WHERE: Kingston Public Works, Maintenance Building, 455 Church Street, Kingston

PHONE: 570-760-6410 ask for Adam, Director of Public Works

EMAIL @ dpwkingston@frontier.com

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GREATER PITTSTON REGIONAL
COMPOST FACILITY
Members: Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Jenkins,
Pittston City, Pittston Township
 
COMPOST PRICES:
PICKUP.....$10.00
1-TON.....$25.00
SINGLE AXLE.....$45.00
TRI AXLE.....$75.00
 
WHERE: 67 GARDEN ROAD, DUPONT, 18641 (Within the Grimes Industrial Park) Please call to make arrangements for pickup. 
      
       PHONE: 570-655-6216
 
       HOURS: Normal business hours – MAY-OCTOBER
         Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 8:00AM to 3:00 PM
 
 

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 FREE

   Removal of any metal items from your home or business call

                      735-2399- RAY’S RECYCLING, Nanticoke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great American Clean-Up of PA 2018!

Last Updated: 04/11/18 12:19:55
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