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Recycling

TWIN BOROUGHS RECYCLING PROGRAM

East Stroudsburg Borough provides a comprehensive and convenient program for residents to participate in recycling through the Twin Boroughs Recycling Program operated jointly with the Borough of Stroudsburg.  The program includes a biweekly curbside collection program (pick-up every other week) which divides the Borough of East Stroudsburg into four (4) pick-up areas - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  A map showing the pickup areas and the schedule of biweekly collections is distributed to residents twice per year.  The scheduled pickup dates for 2012 are also included in this section. 

Green recycling pails or buckets are distributed to residents for placing your sorted recyclable materials at curbside.  This is a source-separated program – you must have separate buckets or containers for separate materials.  Replacement buckets may be obtained by calling the Twin Boroughs phone number at 424-5170 and leaving a message. 

Remember to have your recyclable materials placed out along the curb by 5:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled pick-up

Please sort your recycling - it is the law - and it helps us to help protect the environment.  It can also lessen the need for future Borough solid waste user fee increases.  Encourage your neighbors to participate!

If you have any questions concerning the curbside collection program, please call the Recycling Center at 424-5170.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Keep your recycling bucket(s) in a convenient and visible location.
  • Do rinse food from bottles, jars, and aluminum cans.
  • Use your pails for glass and aluminum cans. Don't break glass before placing it in pail.
  • Don't place light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay or laminated glass in with your recyclables.

Combine magazines and junk mail.  Bundle paper separately.

Don't place deposit beverage containers in the recycling pail.  Return them to the store for a refund.

Do not put newspapers in the plastic recycling buckets.  Use brown paper bags or bundle.

Curbside pickup of recyclables will be suspended during snow emergencies.  Please tune in to local radio stations WVPO or WSBG for information on postponements of recycling pickups.

ITEMS THAT MAY BE PLACED FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND CARDBOARD

Bundle newspapers in brown paper bags or tie with cord.  Do not tape together.  Do not put in plastic bagsMagazines and junk mail may be combined but keep separate from paper.  Cardboard must be broken down and tied.

GLASS:
Jars, bottles: brown, clear and green

Sort bottles by color.  Rinse out bottles.  Labels may be left on.  No windowpane, blue bottles or ceramics are accepted.

ALUMINUM: Cans and Aluminum Foil

Rinse and flatten aluminum cans.

PLASTIC BOTTLES:

Please rinse bottlesremove caps and crush - to save space.  Nos. 1 and 2 plastic bottles only.  Examples: soda bottles, milk and water jugs, and detergent bottles.  No oil jugs, butter tubs or yogurt containers!

You may put your plastic bottles in a garbage bag if you like.

ITEMS NOT PICKED UP AT CURBSIDE

Steel or  bimetal cans are not picked up at curbside but can be brought to the Twin Boroughs Recycling Drop-off Center.  The Recycling Center also accepts styrofoam “peanuts”, as well as all the recyclable items which are also picked up at curbside. 

SCHEDULED PICK UP DATES FOR 2012 YEAR

MONDAY PICK UP SCHEDULE

   March 26              June 4, 18                         September 10, 24         December 3, 17, 31    
   April 9, 23            July 2, 16, 30                   October 9*, 22            
   May 7, 21             August 13, 27                   November 5, 19                      

TUESDAY PICK     UP SCHEDULE

   March 27              June 5, 19                         Sepgtember 11, 25       December 4, 18
   April 10, 24          July 3,17, 31                    October 10*, 23                      
   May 8, 22             August 14, 28                   November 6, 20                      

WEDNESDAY         PICK UP SCHEDULE

   March 28              June 6, 20                         September 12, 26         December 5, 19
   April 11, 25          July 5*, 18                                   October 11*, 24                      
   May 9, 23             August 1, 15, 29               November 7, 21                      

THURSDAY            PICK UP SCHEDULE

   March 29              June 7, 21                         September 13, 27         December 6, 20
   April 12, 26         July 6*, 19                                   October 12*, 25                      
   May 10, 24           August 2, 16, 30               November 8,               

* indicates one day later in week due to holiday

 LOCATION/OPERATING HOURS OF TWIN BOROUGHS CENTER

The Twin Boroughs Recycling Center is conveniently located off Lincoln Avenue “below” Interstate 80.  From Brown Street, take Lincoln Ave. past Wal*Mart underneath I-80 and make a right into the Recycling Center driveway.  From Prospect Street (at I-80 Exit 308), take Forge Road to Lincoln Ave. to the Recycling Center.

The Recycling Center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  On Saturdays, the Recycling Center is open 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, except for holidays.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING SCHEDULE

East Stroudsburg Borough also provides special Christmas Tree recycling pickups, during the three weeks immediately following Christmas day.  After the Christmas Holiday is over, don’t trash your live tree, recycle it!  Department of Public Works crews will pickup and chip-up your Christmas tree if you place the tree out at the street curb in front of your residence on the designated dates.  (Dates will be announced in November with the mailing of the new Recycling Calendars.)

Pickup will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the designaged dates.  East Stroudsburg Borough residents may also bring their tree to the Twin Boroughs Recycling Drop-Off Center located off Lincoln Avenue during regular Center hours.  Please be advised that the garbage collection contractor, J.P. Mascaro & Sons does not pick up Christmas trees or branches or other unbagged yard wastes under the new contract, so you will need to place your tree out for pickup on the above days only.  The scheduled Christmas Tree pickup dates and the bimonthly yard waste pickups by the Borough beginning in April (see schedule below) are the only dates for curbside pickup at your residence.

2012  YARD WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

The Borough also offers a curbside Yard Waste Pickup Program which is held on an every-other-month basis from late March  through late September of each year.  Borough crews will pickup yard waste at curbside on the same days of regular recycling pickups in the Borough according to the schedule below.  Residents may place at curbside for pickup on these weeks only: a reasonable quantity of woody yard wastes materials from your own property - including tree branches, limbs and cuttings, small bushes (without the root ball), hedges, and tree logs not exceeding five inches (5") in diameter.  The Borough crews will not pickup leaves, grass clippings, flowers, vines, roots, or garden/vegetable plants as part of these yard waste collections.  The yard waste materials collected will be transported  to the Recycling Center on Lincoln Avenue where the branches/yard wastes will be ground up and processed into mulch.

The upcoming Schedule for 2012 year Borough Yard Waste Pickups is as follows:

Monday – Thursday, March 26 – March 29, 2012
Monday - Thursday, June 4 – 7, 2012
Monday - Thursday, July 30 – August 2, 2012
Monday - Thursday, September 24 – 27, 2012

Residents should place their yard wastes at curbside on the same day of the week as their regular
recycling pickup during the above dates only.  Branches and limbs must be cut into manageable
lengths (no more than 4 ft.), tied or bundled and stacked as best possible, alongside the road in front
of your residence but not on the road pavement. 
                                                           
Borough residents may also continue to bring yard wastes to the Twin Borough Recycling Center off Lincoln Avenue during regular Center hours.  The yard waste program is for Borough residents and property owners only. Anyone bringing in yard wastes from outside the Borough will be prosecuted for violation of Borough ordinance requirements.

Please remember that the Borough garbage contractor, Waste Management of PA, Inc.), is not responsible for picking up branches, limbs, and other “woody” yard waste materials under their refuse contract with the Borough.

Borough residents may also pick up at the Recycling Center, free of charge, mulch that is produced from the ground-up yard wastes (depending on availability).  Please be advised,  however, that you have to shovel and load your own mulch!

 


 

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