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Recycling Center

Recycling: It’s the Law

Recycling is mandatory for Town of Bloomsburg residents, businesses, schools, offices, multi-family housing units, and organizers of special events. The Town of Bloomsburg was the first community in Pennsylvania to provide curbside collection of recycling starting in August of 1977.

Recycling Center

Recycling: It’s the Law

Recycling is mandatory for Town of Bloomsburg residents, businesses, schools, offices, multi-family housing units and organizers of special events. The Town of Bloomsburg was the first community in Pennsylvania to provide curbside collection of recycling starting in August of 1977.

Hours of Operation

901 Patterson Dr, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January open on the 1st and 4th Saturday (Jan 6 & 27)
May open on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday  (May 11 & 18)

Charles Fritz

Director of Governmental Services
Recycling Coordinator

Phone: (570) 784-4532
Fax: (570) 784-3414
Email: cfritz@bloomsburgpa.org
301 East 2nd Street

Recycling Center Drop Off Guidelines

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CLEAR GLASS

Bottles & Jars Only

NO window pane
NO light bulbs
NO candle jars

BROWN & GREEN GLASS

Bottles & Jars Only

NO baking dishes
NO drinking glasses
NO plates or cups
NO tiles or ceramics

ALUMINUM CANS

NO aluminum foil
NO pie tins
NO TV dinner trays

OFFICE PAPER & HARD AND SOFT COVER BOOKS

NO dark colored paper
NO hanging folders
NO carbon paper
NO tissues or towels

STEEL CANS

Labels may remain
please rinse

NO pots or pans
NO bakeware

NEWSPAPER

NO junk mail
NO paper towels
NO wrapping paper

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD & KRAFT BAGS

NO waxed boxes
NO milk/juice cartons
NO chipboard boxes

#1 Plastic Bottles

Includes ALL soda, water, ketchup, mayo, dressings, cleaners, bottles & more.

Look for the dimple on the bottom of the 1 in the arrows

#2 Natural

Includes water, milk & tea jugs without color. Also, small tea bottles & windshield fluid jugs.

Does not include white or yellow milk jugs, or Arizona tea gallon containers.

#2 Colors

Includes detergent bottles, cleaners, white or yellow milk jugs, and coffee.

NO oil or antifreeze containers, no toys, furniture, or non-bottle

#3-7 Plastics

Miscellaneous plastics: butter tubs, yogurt containers, sour cream, medicine

NO styrofoam, bags, wrap, hangers, vinyl, toys, or furniture

Plastic Bags

 Now accepting plastic bags – Includes grocery bags, trash bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags and air packets.

Scrap Metal

Effective 7/29/2021 the Bloomsburg Recycling Center now accepts scrap metal.  Please note, that no electronics or items with freon are accepted.  Acceptable items include small appliances, pots and pans, microwaves, file cabinets, chains and bicycles, and other metal items.

Confidential Paper Shredding

Town Council Fees

Cost             Weight
$60               Up to 500lbs
$85               501lbs – 1000lbs
$160             1001lbs – 1500lbs
$175             1501lbs – 2000lbs

Over 2000 lbs. a base fee of $175 plus
$60 for the next 500 lbs.
$85 for 2500 lbs. to 3000 lbs.
$160 for 3001 lbs. to 3500 lbs.

Community Shred Day

Free confidential shredding event for residential household papers only from


9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat March 9, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat May 18, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat Sept 14, 2024


Town Council Fees

Cost             Weight
$60               Up to 500lbs
$85               501lbs – 1000lbs
$160             1001lbs – 1500lbs
$175             1501lbs – 2000lbs

Over 2000 lbs. a base fee of $175 plus
$60 for the next 500 lbs.
$85 for 2500 lbs. to 3000 lbs.
$160 for 3001 lbs. to 3500 lbs.

Community Shred Day

Free confidential shredding event for residential household papers only from


9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat March 9, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat May 18, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sat Sept 14, 2024


Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling Collection occurs every other week. Separate each item in a separate bin or box for collection and set it out at the curb by 7:30 a.m. Do not use plastic bags to separate recyclables.

Monthly Cardboard only collections areas 1-2-3 first Thursday areas 4-5 second Thursday of each month.

Plastic

#1 and #2 plastic bottles & jugs ONLY (soda, milk, detergent). Empty and rinse, discard caps and lids, and flatten. NO plastic bags, ice cream buckets, yogurt cups, motor oil bottles, butter tubs, or non-bottle plastic packaging

Newsprint

Newspapers, Bundle or bag (paper bags only). No magazines, junk mail, or phone books.

Metal Cans

Now includes both steel and aluminum cans in one bin. All cans must be emptied and rinsed. No foil, pans, or aerosol cans.

Cardboard

Curbside cardboard-only collection schedule: Areas   1-2-3 are collected on the first Thursday of every month and Areas 4-5 are collected on the second Thursday of every month.

Note: Check the calendar for changes during holiday weeks.

Clear Glass

All bottles and jars must be emptied and rinsed, and all caps and lids removed. NO window panes, light bulbs, mirrors, or ceramics. KEEP SEPARATE FROM COLORED GLASS

Colored Glass

Includes Brown, Green and Blue bottles and jars must be emptied, with caps and lids removed KEEP SEPARATE FROM CLEAR

Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, and Pasteboard Boxes

Includes cereal, tissue, pasta, & shoeboxes. Also includes phone books. KEEP SEPARATE FROM NEWSPAPER, DOES NOT INCLUDE CARDBOARD BOXES — see special cardboard-only collection schedule

Electronic Recycling

Bloomsburg Recycling Center
Suspends Electronic recycling program until further notice
Effective March 13, 2017

 

The following locations may take electronics | CONTACT FIRST

STAPLES

1005 Scott Town Center
570-912-6008
Printers, computers, monitors, adapters, cables, mice, keyboards, media players, tablets, phones, routers, modems, writing instruments, gaming consoles, flash drives, tablet cases, batteries and ink/toner cartridges. There are some things we don't take such as air conditioners, TV's, large speakers and floor model copiers.

SCOTT ELECTRIC

647 Railroad Street
570-784-2763
Televisions only

MAMOTH ITAD

154 State Route 239, Shickshinny, PA 18655
info@mamothitad.com
No monitors or televisions

LYCOMING COUNTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SERVICES

1-800-736-7559

STAPLES

1005 Scott Town Center
570-912-6008
Printers, computers, monitors, adapters, cables, mice, keyboards, media players, tablets, phones, routers, modems, writing instruments, gaming consoles, flash drives, tablet cases, batteries and ink/toner cartridges. There are some things we don't take such as air conditioners, TV's, large speakers and floor model copiers.

SCOTT ELECTRIC

647 Railroad Street
570-784-2763
Televisions only

MAMOTH ITAD

154 State Route 239, Shickshinny, PA 18655
info@mamothitad.com
No monitors or televisions

LYCOMING COUNTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SERVICES

1-800-736-7559

Bloomsburg Recycling Center

LOCATION:
901 Patterson Drive Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Main st. Lightstreet road, east st. weis, cvs, unimart, park st.

Bloomsburg Compost Site Opens for the Season March 13, 2024 at 4p.m.

Located at the corner of Sands & 11th Streets in the Town. With the paving of Sands Street and W 11th Street a new entrance and exit for the compost site has been established. ALL VEHICLES SHALL ENTER AND EXIT ON THE NORTH. All entering vehicles must stop at the attendant booth to show ID to verify the address and then proceed to the dropoff area or loading area. There is a $10.00 fee for all Non-Town or Scott Township Residents.

MULCH OR COMPOST (While Available) MAY BE PICKED UP. LOADING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESIDENT. UPON COMPLETION OF DROP OFF/PICKUP, PLEASE EXIT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ATTENDANT SHED BACK ONTO 11TH STREET.  TRAFFIC MAY GO LEFT OR RIGHT.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXITING TRAFFIC ON SANDS STREET MUST TURN RIGHT ONTO FT. McCLURE BLVD. WHICH IS ONE WAY WEST BOUND


2024 SEASON HOURS:

OPENS MARCH 13, 2024 (WEATHER PERMITTING)
WEDNESDAYS 4 PM-7 PM, SATURDAYS 8 AM -2 PM
FALL HOUR CHANGE BEGINNING BEGINING OCTOBER 2ND
WED HOURS TO BE 2 PM TO 5 PM
SAT HOURS REMAIN 8 AM-2 PM
The Compost Site Closes for the Season Wednesday Nov 27, 2024 at 5:00P.M.


2024 SEASON HOURS:
OPENS MARCH 13, 2024 (WEATHER PERMITTING)
WEDNESDAYS 4 PM-7 PM, SATURDAYS 8 AM -2 PM
FALL HOUR CHANGE BEGINNING BEGINING OCTOBER 2ND
WED HOURS TO BE 2 PM TO 5 PM
SAT HOURS REMAIN 8 AM-2 PM
The Compost Site Closes for the Season Wednesday Nov 27, 2024 at 5:00P.M.

Accepted Items

Leaves
brush & branches up to 6’ in length and 4” in diameter
Garden Residues

NO grass clippings

MIXED PAPER

Magazines

Softcover books

Pasteboard boxes

Junk mail

HARDCOVER BOOKS

Bound books only
NO spiral bound books

OFFICE PAPER

NO dark colored paper
NO hanging folders
NO carbon paper
NO tissues or towels

CLEAR GLASS

Bottles & Jars Only

NO window pane
NO light bulbs
NO candle jars

BROWN & GREEN GLASS

Bottles & Jars Only

Separate by color

NO baking dishes
NO drinking glasses
NO plates or cups
NO tiles or ceramics

ALUMINUM CANS

NO aluminum foil
NO pie tins
NO TV dinner trays

STEEL CANS

Labels may remain
please rinse

NO pots or pans
NO bakeware

NEWSPAPER

NO junk mail
NO paper towels
NO wrapping paper

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD & KRAFT BAGS

NO waxed boxes
NO milk/juice cartons
NO chipboard boxes

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