Wilkes-Barre announces remaining schedule for large-item pickups


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:

• Furniture

• Mattresses

• Washers

• Dryers

• Water heaters

• Refrigerators with doors removed

• Stoves

• Dishwashers

• Compactors

• Chest freezers

• Water coolers

• Dehumidifiers

• 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.)

• Rugs

• Dishes

• Lamps

• Tires

• Car batteries

• Recyclables

• 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.