BAG DRIVE INFORMATION

April 18, 2019

 

 

Dear Pittston Township Resident:

 

NOTICE:   The phone number for the Pittston Township  Police is 570 569-2242 or 570 655-6350

 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 911

 

The 2019 Refuse Permit and sale of garbage bags will begin on Wednesday May 8, 2019 to Friday May 10, 2019 at the Pittston Township Municipal Building for the fiscal year June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020.   Hours of operation are:

 

Wednesday 05-08-19 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 05-09-19 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 05-10-19 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar.  After May 10, 2019  a late fee of  $10.00 may be imposed.   We will post this notice on our website, pittstontownship.org for your future reference and will advertise in the Sunday Dispatch and Greater Pittston Progress.

 

Residents are reminded that the maximum amount of bags that a household may receive during the fiscal year will be 208 bags, a maximum of four (4) bags per week.  For 2019 the Supervisors have once again agreed to waive the cost of bags.  Each resident is eligible to receive 208 bags at no cost.   The cost of registration will be $25.00. Bulk stickers are limited to twelve (12) per year at a cost of $2.  Garbage pick up days will continue to be Friday of each week for all of Pittston Township. 

 

RECYCLING

Curbside Recycling will remain in effect.    Recycling must be put out the night before your scheduled pickup.  The Township will continue  SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING – (also referred to as “single sort” or “fully commingled”) –  a system in which recyclable materials are placed in a single recycling container at curbside by each residential property owner and then collected by the Collector fully commingled. Recycling pick up days will continue to be Friday of alternating weeks.

 

Residents are advised that when a holiday is observed on your normal collection day, the garbage and/or recycling collection will take place on the following day. Garbage must be placed outside the night before the scheduled pick-up day, with a limit of 4 bags per household per week.   Garbage must be placed in Township bags and securely tied.   Calendars have been mailed to residents depicting the collection dates as outlined above.

 

CONTINUED ON REVERSE SIDE

 

LANDLORDS:    IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY TENANTS OF THE

REGULATIONS REGARDING REFUSE AND RECYCLING.    

 

SHREDDDING EVENT

The Township will be sponsoring an Shredding Event at no cost TO PITTSTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS  which is scheduled for June 22, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the parking lot across from the Municipal Building on Bryden Street.    You will be given further information about this event at the annual sale of garbage bags.  Notices will be published in the local paper as well as on the Township web-site.

 

AMBULANCE  MEMBERSHIP  REBATE

A $ 35.00 rebate will continue to be reimbursed to the residents of Pittston Township for their paid 2019 Pittston Township Volunteer Ambulance Membership. The Supervisors will hold the refund period during the same time and hours as the issuance of the Pittston Township Refuse Registration.   Refunds will be issued upon presentation of a paid Pittston Township Ambulance Association receipt or a copy of/or a cancelled check indicating payment to the Ambulance Association.

 

SEWER BILL REBATE

Residents will continue to  be reimbursed for their payment of the  first and second quarter installment of their 2019 Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority or Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority bill, with a maximum of $55 per quarter. Refunds will be issued upon presentation of a paid Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority/Lower Lackawanna Sewer Authority receipt or cancelled check indicating payment of first and second quarter sewer bill.  In addition, the Pittston Twp. sewer bill of $10 will also be reimbursed.  As in the past, residents having septic systems will be reimbursed $80 as their tanks are cleaned.

 

 

We will continually strive to make our Township a better, safer place to live.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Pittston Township Board of Supervisors

 

 

David Slezak       Ralph Yanora             Stephen Rinaldi