W-B Garbage Pickup Adjusted For Holiday

February 15, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day, and there will be no curbside garbage or recycling collection. Residents with a Monday collection day who live in the Downtown and South Wilkes-Barre 1 districts will have their recycling picked up Saturday, and their garbage will be picked up Tuesday. This collection schedule change is due to increased recycling efforts by residents. The city is collecting more recyclables than in the past and the increased volume has affected the ability to collect garbage and recycling (and yard waste in some months) for two collection areas at once, on a timely schedule. The new schedule will prevent other neighborhoods pickups from being delayed, city officials have said. Additionally, residents in the North End, Heights, and Brookside districts with a Tuesday collection day will have their recyclables picked up this Saturday. Collection was delayed this past Tuesday because of a storm. — STAFF REPORT