Bloomsburg Recycling Center
“Recycle with Us”
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.
Contact: Charles Fritz, Director of Governmental Services/Recycling Coordinator
Center Address: 901 Patterson Drive, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Mailing Address: 301 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-4532
Fax: (570) 784-3414
Hours of Operation 2020
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday Exceptions: April – Open 3rd & 4th Saturday
May – Open last Saturday
November – Open 2nd & 3rd Saturday
December – Open 2nd & 3rd Saturday
Common items that are NOT accepted include: NO foam packaging, NO gable top milk or juice cartons, NO plastic packaging, NO plastic bags, NO oil or antifreeze containers, NO hangers, NO toys, NO window pane and NO trash. These items have never been collected. If you are not sure if it can be recycled please ask don’t assume. A simple motto is “when in doubt throw it out”.
Special note regarding Plastic recycling – please recycle only bottles and containers.
#1 PET Bottles include soda, water, ketchup, mayo and more all have a dimple on the bottom.
#2 HDPE includes milk jugs and colored bottles such as laundry detergent and cleaner bottles.
#3 -7 Containers – Refers to only the items listed below.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
Compost Site – Located on Sands Street
MAP (access off of Ft. McClure Blvd. or 11th Street off Railroad Street, behind the High School football field)
The Bloomsburg Compost Site provides drop off for compostable materials (see below), and supplies free compost and wood chips to the residents of the Town of Bloomsburg and Scott Township (Identification is Required). Compost and wood chips are also available to non-residents for a small fee. Contact the Recycling Center for further information.
OPEN: MARCH 11, 2020 – NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Wednesday’s: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday’s: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
HOURS CHANGE STARTING OCTOBER 7, 2020
Wednesday’s: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday’s: 8:00am to 2:00pm
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Leaves and tree limbs/branches up to 4″ in diameter. Christmas tree drop off in January
Does your business generate a lot of confidential office paper and are looking for a safe way to outlet this material? Well, the Bloomsburg Recycling Center offers a Confidential office paper shredding program.
Here is how the program works:
All material must be delivered to the Center where it will be weighed first then shredded immediately.
To assure that shredding will occur immediately, a scheduled appointment is required in advance.
Under 500 lbs. $50.00
500-1000 lbs. $75.00
1000-2000 lbs. $150.00
over 2000 lbs. Base fee of $150.00 + $50 next 500 lbs., + $75 2500-3000 lbs., + $150 3001-4000 lbs.
2020 Shred-It Days (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Saturday, March 14th, May 9th(CANCELLED), June 13th and September 12th
Acceptable items include:
- steel cans
- aluminum cans
- clear glass
- brown glass
- green glass
- plastic bottles #1 and #2
- magazines/catalogs/pasteboard boxes
Bloomsburg Recycling Center maintains a source separated drop off facility for the following materials. All acceptable items must be deposited into the appropriately labeled bin for each item.