COVID-19: Luzerne County Recycling Office News
In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Luzerne County Recycling Office is closed. To report environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-541-2050 , to report to DEP.
The Recycling Office is still fulfilling the mission of the department and will be available daily for answers to questions, please call 1-800-821-7654.
Commingled Recyclables Not Accepted At Lackawanna Recycling Center During COVID – 19 Outbreak Beginning March 30 - municipalities that currently take commingled recyclables (jars, bottles and cans) to the Lackawanna Recycling Center, Inc. will no longer be picking-up the materials due to health concerns regarding COVID – 19. This includes responding to complaints and environmental emergencies, and other work. For general inquiries, please continue to contact DEP.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents to, if possible, store only clean commingled items until the health crisis subsides and services can be resorted to normal. If this is not possible, residents can put the items in with their normal, weekly household trash collection. Traditional/normal recycling is expected to resume once this health issue is deemed to be over.
Residents that live in a town that recycles are urged to please contact your local officials at the town hall with additional questions on your recycling program.
Recycling Office of Luzerne County Mission Statement
To ensure the delivery of an integrated, cost-effective, and environmentally sound solid waste management system, and to promote through assistance and education, sustainable community programs and policies throughout Luzerne County.