Luzerne Borough
144 Academy Street
Luzerne, PA 18709
P: (570) 287-7633 | F: (570) 287-7842
Office Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Trash and Recycling

Luzerne Borough Trash Hauler: 800-832-1332 – Choose Mountaintop from the directory

Garbage & Recycling Collections – Thursdays

Residents are asked to place all garbage as close to curbside by 6:00am

Where to Purchase

Garbage Stickers are sold at Gerrity’s Supermarket located in the Luzerne Shopping Center, Union Street.     

** See County Waste Information Sheet at bottom of page.


Costs and Size

Please note, stickers are sold for a 6 month period of January thru June & July thru December. The stub must be completed in full, torn off and dropped off at the Luzerne Borough Building, 144 Academy Street in order to be placed on the roster for garbage collection. Stubs can be dropped off 24/7 by placing the stub in the mail slot.

#1 sticker (35 gal cart) $75.00

#2 sticker (65 gal cart) $105.00

#3 sticker (90 gal cart) $135.00

Extra bag stickers are available for $3.00 each. Extra bag stickers can only be used with a valid garbage sticker visibly placed in the residents window.

Bulk Item

One (1) bulk Item is permitted each week. Call 800-832-1332 with questions regarding what items are permissible or to give advanced notice.

*Carts are property of County Waste & Recycling. Anyone not renewing their garbage stickers two weeks after expiration will have their carts collected by County Waste.


Yard Waste
Luzerne Borough Garage 570-287-7633 Ext 5

Monday Collection – Luzerne Borough Street Department Yard Waste Collection starts in Spring – weather permitting and is a service for Residents who have a valid Borough “County Waste” Garbage Window Sticker. Starting dates are posted under Community News in the local newspapers and on Luzerne Borough Residents Facebook Page.  Yard Waste must be placed in open containers or paper leaf bags.  Both containers and paper bags should not exceed 30lbs.  Plastic Trash Bags are strictly prohibited. Brush must be tied in bundles no longer than three (3) feet in length.  Grass Clippings must be dry and free of animal feces.  Yard Waste should be curbside by 6:00 a.m.  All pickups are weather permitting and may be delayed one day should a holiday occur.

Leaf Collection             
Luzerne Borough Garage 570-287-7633 Ext 5

Mondays and Wednesdays Collections – Luzerne Borough Street Department

Mondays – Open containers & Paper Bags Only. Wednesdays – vacuum collection – for leaves raked curbside (no containers or bags). *This service is available to all

Residents. Leaf Collection starts in the Fall and is posted under Community News in the local newspapers and on Luzerne Borough Residents Facebook Page.

 Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping is currently being done on a street to street basis in conjunction with Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority.

County Waste Information Sheet