Spring cleanup in Towanda

Spring cleanup in Towanda

Towanda Borough residents will be offered two types of spring cleanup of household trash services this month.

A drive-thru will be offered on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Towanda Wastewater Treatment Plant. Borough residents only can bring old furniture, appliances (must be “Freon” free), household trash (no garbage), tires (no farm tractor tires or tires larger than 22.5-inches), metals, brush and branches, and other non-garbage inside the gated area to place into the containers. Except for tires, this service will be at no cost. 

For tires, passenger vehicle tires (car and pick-up truck tires) 22.5-inches or smaller are $4.00 each. Large Tractor tires or any tires larger than 22.5-inches will not be accepted.  Residents may bring these tires to Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, from  a.m. to noon. 

Not allowed or accepted are rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, large loads of construction debris, farm tractor tires, garbage and liquid paint, oil or solvent (unless soaked up in an absorbent like cat litter, etc.).

Electronics will not be accepted.  Municipalities will no longer be able to bring electronics to the landfill. Residents must bring electronics to the NTSWA landfill for recycling.

Borough employees will be on-site to direct and assist. Proof of Borough residency may be required if deemed necessary.

For Borough residents who do not use the no-cost drive thru service, curbside pickup will be offered at a reduced price during the month of May. To use this service, call the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) at (570) 297-4177 to arrange for pickup of the above-mentioned allowed household trash.

Prices for pick-up of trash will be based on the size of the pile and will be reduced to $6.00 per cubic yard. Payment can be made by affixing the appropriate number of NTSWA stickers (worth $3.00 each) to the trash or appliance or by paying NTSWA directly at the time of pickup. Tires up to 16-inches will cost $6.00 (two stickers), tires from 17-inches to 22.5-inches will cost $9.00 (three stickers). Residents will be responsible for lost tags due to scavenging so it is advised not to place stickers until the day of pickup.

Trash placed at curbside must be easily handled; brush and limbs must be bundled; all items must be able to be lifted by two men; small items should be boxed or bagged. “Freon” must be removed from appliances.

Rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, construction debris, garbage, tires larger than 22.5-inches or liquid paint, oil or solvent (unless soaked up by an absorbent) or trash that has to be shoveled will not be allowed and will not be picked up.

These services are being subsidized by Towanda Borough funds and, as such, are for Borough residents only.  Any person bringing trash into town from outside the Borough can be charged with theft of services. 

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