Trash and Recycling

*EXETER BOROUGH RECYCLING*

RECYCLING ITEMS *ACCEPTED*

  • Aluminum cans – Rinsed Clean
  • Plastic #1 #2 only – beverage/food bottles – Rinsed Clean
  • Newspaper, Magazine, Junk Mail, & Office Paper – No shredded paper allowed.
  • Cardboard – flatten and remove all Styrofoam. Separate cardboard from commingled.

RECYCLING ITEMS *NOT ACCEPTED*

  • NO GLASS
  • NO PIZZA BOXES – due to grease and residue.
  • NO Styrofoam – Bubble Wrap, Packing Peanuts, Shredded Paper, Paper Towels/Dishes, Food, Animal Waste
  • NO Appliances: Electronics, Wires, Light Bulbs, Batteries, Ceramics, Dishes, Pyrex, Mirrors, Window Glass
  • NO Hazardous Material Containers: Needles – Syringes – Metal
  • NO Plastics #3 #4 #5 #6 #7.
  • NO Plastic Bags – recycle at local grocery store

YARD WASTE

  • THURSDAYS – April 13 to November 30, 2023. No exceptions.
  • Place grass clippings and shrubbery in open containers weighing no more than 30 pounds. DO NOT put in bags.
  • Tree branches, limbs, trimmings, not to exceed 3’ length or 1.5” diameter – TIE & BUNDLE or will not be picked up

YARD WASTE ITEMS *NOT ACCEPTED*

  • No full trees accepted
  • No yard waste from landscaping companies

LEAVES

  • THURSDAYS -Oct 26 to Dec 14, 2023.
  • No collection on Thanksgiving 11/23/2023.
  • Place leaves on tree lawn, sidewalks, or grass. Do not block sewer drains in street.

CHRISTMAS TREES – First 3 Thursdays in January:  Jan. 4 – Jan. 11 – Jan. 18, 2024.

PICKUP EXCEPTIONS – Recyling collection will be on Tuesday, not Mondays on MLK Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, AND when Jan 1, July 4, Christmas Day, and Veterans’ Day fall on Mondays.

OTHER ITEMS/WHERE TO RECYCLE

  • Auto Tires, Antifreeze, Lead-Acid Batteries, Oil
    • Kost Tire, 1801 Wyo Ave (570) 693-4442
    • Auto Tires, $3.50 fee per tire.
  • Gasoline, Mercury Light Bulbs (tubes)      
    • Lowe’s or Home Depot, call first to verify.
  • Small Electronics (no TVs)                           
    • Best Buy, check their website.
  • Tube/Flat Screen TVs                                   
    • Salvation Army or Luzerne County e-Recycling fall event.

FREE RECYCLING EVENTS

  • Paper Shredding Events – September 7, 2024, 9am to 12 Noon, Exeter Borough Building.
  • Luzerne County E-Recycling: October 2024 date TBD, Forty Fort Soccer Fields.