Recycling

Why Should I Recycle?

Recycling is an easy and helpful way to help the environment. By recycling, you allow the makeup of your items to have a new life and for new products to be made without producing more of that material. One person’s trash is another’s (future) treasure!

Changes coming to Borough Trash and Recycling Services:  Single-Stream Recycling Collection
Starting Thursday, March 5, 2020, Clarks Summit Borough recycling collection is changing to one time every other week collection.  Please follow the calendar and zone map to follow the schedule for curbside recycling collection.  Recyclables should be placed out the night before your scheduled collection day.
Clarks Summit Borough offers “single-stream” recycling program. Everything that your household recycles will now go in the same container. No need to separate papers, metals, cardboard, glass and plastics, etc.
J. P. Mascaro & Sons will pick up recyclables every other week on  Thursday or Friday with a separate truck that collects recyclables, the truck will only collect recyclables during collection. This truck has a compactor, so more recycling material will fit in allowing for more efficiency.

Bulk Item Collection
One (1) bulk item collected once a week. Bulk items will be collected on your trash day. Bulk item such as washers, dryers, water heaters and Christmas trees are considered as bulk. White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, require a sticker showing that the  freon is removed prior to placing the items curbside.  Other items such as sofas, futons, mattresses (wrapped in plastic), tables, chairs, etc…can be put out as a bulk item.
Acceptable Bulk Items:
• Furniture
• Carpet rolled and tied maximum length 48”
• Construction and Demolition debris cut to
maximum length of 48”
• Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers
• Other household items too large for
regular weekly collection

See attached for more information:  2020 Clarks Summit Trash and Recycling Flyer

Holidays that trigger a delay in trash pickup

New Year’s Day                   Memorial Day

Independence Day              Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day               Christmas Day

Glass, Plastic, Metal, Paper, & Cardboard

What is Recyclable?

#1-7 Plastic Bottles, #1-7 Plastic Tubs & Screw Top Jars, Cans, Clean, Balled Aluminum Foil (2″ or Larger) and Pie Pans, Corrugated Cardboard & Paper Bags, Empty Aerosol Cans (No Caps), Empty Pizza Boxes, File Folders, Glass Bottles & Jars, Loose Metal Jar Lids & Steel Bottle Caps, Magazines, Brochures & Catalogs, Newspapers & Inserts (No Plastic Bags), Opened Mail, Junk Mail, and Greeting Cards, Paper-back Books, Paperboard Boxes, Paper Egg Cartons, Paper Milk/Juice Cartons (No Foil Pouches), Phone Books, Rigid Plastics, Shredded Paper (must be in clear plastic bags), White or Pastel Office Paper

How Should It Be Prepared?

All of the above can be co-mingled in one container that is clearly identifiable as “RECYCLABLES” and placed at curb.  The Borough Office has recycling labels for containers if needed.

When Is It Picked Up?

Beginning March 5, 2020, every other week, same day as trash service

Who Picks It Up?

JP Mascaro & Sons

Contact

1-800-243-7575

Brush

What is Recyclable?

Branches, twigs, bushes

How Should It Be Prepared?

Must be cut to lengths no longer than 24” long, cannot be more than 10” wide.  Should be placed at the edge of your property. Should not be on the street, in the swales, or covering a storm drain.

When Is It Picked Up?

Monthly between the months of April and October.  The date is not scheduled.  Please call the office to be put on the list.

Who Picks It Up?

Clarks Summit Borough Department of Public Works

Leaves

What is Recyclable?

Leaves

How Should It Be Prepared?

It should be raked to piles at the edge of your property, please do not bag, cover or put on or near stones.  Should be placed at the edge of your property. Should not be on the street, in the swales, or covering a storm drain.

When Is It Picked Up?

Borough Staff runs continuously between Mid-October and Thanksgiving, as weather allows.

Who Picks It Up?

Clarks Summit Borough Department of Public Works

Contact

Borough Office570-586-9316