Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste
Trash pick-up is collected by J.P. Mascaro on Tuesdays.
Please set your trash out curbside no earlier than the night before.
A $2.00 sticker is required for each bag (33 gallon max). There is a 50 lb. weight limit on bags.
Bulk items (anything that does not fit in a 33 gallon bag) require three (3) stickers per item. Some examples are mattresses, box springs, large appliances, and furniture.
Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic.
For microwaves, please call the administrative office (570-457-8852).
All other (i.e., televisions, computers, etc.) must be brought to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center. Please call 570-963-6868 for additional information.
Garbage stickers can be purchased at the following locations:
- Ary’s Xpress – Main Street
- Convenient Food Mart – Main Street
- Old Forge Pharmacy – Main Street
- Sayona – Keyser Avenue
- Gerrity’s – Birney Avenue, Moosic
- Price Chopper – Main Street, Taylor
- Stickers can also be purchased at the Municipal Building and by mail. Please call 570-457-8852 ext. 1 for more information.
- Stickers can be purchased online using Mastercard or Visa. Go to the Information Center on this website for more details. We will mail the stickers to you.
The Old Forge DPW Workers pick- up recycling. Recycling containers are available at the administrative office (Monday thru Friday) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Recycling alternates between paper/cardboard and bottles/cans. Please view the calendar on the home page for schedule.
What to Recycle
Glass, Cans, Plastic — Glass bottles and jars (no tops), aluminum and steel cans, beverage containers, plastic bottles, jars, tubs, milk, yogurt, soda, soup, margarine containers, aerosol cans.
Please rinse out all bottles, jars, and containers.
Paper — Phone books, magazines, catalogs, hard and soft cover books, mail and envelopes, cereal and cracker boxes, pizza boxes, lightweight and shipping boxes, paper towel rolls, cardboard juice and milk containers, paper you can write on, wrapping paper. Shredded paper can be put in a clear bag.
What Not to Recycle
Food wrappers, plant pots, utensils, drinking glasses, plastic bags and wrap, paper or foam dishes/cups, snack bags, styrofoam, light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, eyeglasses, windows, plastic cups, mirrors, toys, straws, mugs, scrap metal, needles & syringes, oil/antifreeze containers.
Yard waste is collected by DPW beginning in April through November (weather permitting). Please put yard waste curbside Wednesday night and it will be picked up either Thursday or Friday. Leaf pick-up takes place in the Fall as the weather permits.