GARBAGE & RECYCLING
Garbage & recycling is collected by County Waste. County Waste is a private company, not affiliated with the any county. Collection day is Friday for both Recycling & Garbage.
Effective November 1, 2017 - the Borough contracted with COUNTY WASTE.
Collections began on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Recycling drop-off at the Borough garage will continue on Saturday mornings for now, any changes to the Saturday drop-off will be decided at the end of 2017.
Two large containers with connected lids and wheels were distributed to all properties in the borough.
The cost to each residential unit for this service is $15.50 per month. This fee is added to the Monthly Sewer bill,
GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND ONE BULK ITEM WILL BE COLLECTED EVERY FRIDAY.
COLLECTION WILL BE ON SATURDAY IF THERE IS A HOLIDAY
OR INCLEMENT WEATHER EARLIER IN THE WEEK.
Single family homes will be billed as one unit. Multi-unit properties will be billed by the number of apartments at that address and will be provided with a set of containers for each unit.
Containers can be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday night and empty containers must be removed from the curb by 8:00 p.m. on collection day (Friday).
Recycling is "single stream" - ALL recyclable materials can be put in the same container (green lid). No need to separate cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, aluminum, etc.
DO NOT PUT televisions or electronics in with recyclables, they cannot be collected by law and will be taken out of the can and left at the curb.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE GARBAGE FEE CALL THE BOROUGH OFFICE TO OBTAIN A FORM TO VERIFY YOUR CLAIM, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GARBAGE FEE.
There is a $25 fee that must be paid with the request for exemption.
Commercial units are eligible to participate as well, but must call the borough to elect to participate in the service. If your property is a combination of residential apartments and commercial unit(s), you will received a charge for each residential unit. The charge for the commercial unit(s) is optional. (Please contact the borough office for additional information - 570-785-3326),.
GARBAGE ORDINANCE #508-2017
WHEN THERE IS A HOLIDAY OR WEATHER RELATED DELAY - GARBAGE & RECYCLING WILL BE COLLECTED BY COUNTY WASTE ON SATURDAY.
GARBAGE EDU CHALLENGE FORM (click here)
$25 fee for EDU CHALLENGE
FOR SEWER AND/OR GARBAGE COLLECTION
please contact the borough office at 570.785.3326
Public Works - phone 570-785-3840
Bob Tedesco * Wally Miller
SEWER EDU CHALLENGE FORM (click here)
Borough Office - 2nd Floor - Monday thru Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Sharon Vannan, RTK Officer
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BOROUGH OF FOREST CITY
535 Main Street, Forest City, Pa 18421
Christopher D. Glinton
Nicholas H. Cost, Council President
Bernard Scalzo, Vice President
Chris DeGonzague, President Pro Tem
Joann M. Matarese
Robert L. Lesjack
Tracy A. Lazier
Amy T. Bean