WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre’s Department of Public Works will begin a five-day collection schedule and same-day pick up for all collectibles, including recycling and garbage on Monday. Residents are advised to place all collectibles curbside on their designated pick-up day.
Many residents will not be affected by these changes except for the added convenience of weekly recycling collection on their normal garbage pick-up day. Residents with collections on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will follow their regular garbage pick-up schedule by simply adding their co-mingled recyclables curbside.
South Wilkes-Barre and downtown will be most affected by this change as they are part of the fifth pick-up sector that includes Downtown (beginning at North Street) and sections of South Wilkes Barre (named South Wilkes-Barre 1) from Academy Street, Old River Road, and certain streets off of Old River Road. Downtown and South Wilkes-Barre 1 will have garbage and recycling collection every Monday.
Residents in South Wilkes-Barre that did not receive a white door tag informing them of collection changes will follow their regular Thursday trash pick-up schedule for all collectibles, including recycling each week. The DPW pick-up schedule can be found in the 2014 city calendar that was distributed Friday and again on Monday, or accessed on the city’s website at http://www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/forms/wbcal14.pdf.