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Large Item Stickers Available For W-B Neighborhood

September 7, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — Today is the last day for residents in the Mayflower, Rolling Mill Hill, Iron Triangle and Goose Island neighborhoods with a Wednesday trash collection day to purchase Large Item Collection stickers for Monday’s collection. Residents can buy the $10 stickers — a maximum of two per household — in the city tax office, on the first floor of City Hall, 40 E. Market St., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; or at Hollenback Golf Course, 1050 N. Washington St., between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Commercial properties and high rises are excluded from the pickup. Residents from the South Wilkes-Barre 2, East End, Parsons and Miners Mills neighborhoods that have not yet had large items collected may also purchase up to two collection stickers. Collection dates for those neighborhoods will be announced soon. A sticker must be attached to each item/container to be picked up. All items must be placed curbside for collection by 6 a.m. Monday. Crews will not return to homes that did not place their items outside in time for pick-up. Residents should ensure items are not put on the street and do not block sidewalks. Items accepted: Furniture, mattresses, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, refrigerators with doors removed, stoves, dishwashers, compactors, chest freezers, water coolers, dehumidifiers, and containers of household junk (65-pound maximum per container). Items not accepted: Electronics (TVs, microwaves, computers, stereos, etc.), rugs, dishes, lamps, tires, car batteries, recyclables, residential waste and yard waste. Anyone who sees illegal dumping should call 911 immediately and be prepared to provide descriptions of persons, vehicles and/or license plates of those dumping. Residents should adhere to posted “No Parking Zone” signs to ensure that the pick-up is safe and efficient. Call Mayor Tony George’s helpline at 570-821-1111 for more information. — STAFF REPORT

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