WILKES-BARRE — The city has announced the remaining schedule for large-item pickups in each neighborhood.
The next pickup starts at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, for residents in South Wilkes-Barre Zone 2 with a weekly Thursday collection date. Stickers must be purchased by 3 p.m. Sept. 21.
Residents in the East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills neighborhoods, with a weekly Friday collection date, are scheduled for a pickup on Oct. 15, also starting at 7 a.m. Stickers must be purchased by 3 p.m. Oct. 12.
Residents may purchase up to two collection stickers per household from the following locations:
• Wilkes-Barre Tax Office, first floor City Hall, 40 E. Market St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• The Hollenback Golf Course, 1050 N. Washington St., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
Stickers are $10 per item or container with a maximum weight of 65 pounds per container. Commercial properties and high rises are excluded from the pickup. Stickers must be attached to each item/container.
Call Mayor Tony George’s helpline at 570-821-1111 for more information.
The following items will be accepted during the pickups:
• Water heaters
• Refrigerators with doors removed
• Chest freezers
• Water coolers
• Containers of household junk, with a maximum weight of 65 pounds per container.
The following items will not be accepted:
• Electronics (Televisions, Microwaves, Computers, Stereos, etc.)
• Car batteries
• Residential waste
• Yard waste
Residents are asked to follow these tips:
• Place all items curbside for collection by 6 a.m. on the day of the pickup.
• Stickers must be attached to each item/container to be picked up.
• Please adhere to the list of accepted items.
• The city cannot remove any items from homes or backyards.
• Crews will not return to residences that did not place their items outside in time for pickup.
• Please ensure that items are kept off the street and sidewalk.
• Some streets may require temporary “No Parking Zones” so that all items are picked up.
• If you observe illegal dumping, call 911 and be prepared to provide descriptions of persons, vehicles and/or license plates of those dumping illegally.