RECYCLING CENTER OPEN
PLEASE NOTE: THE COMPOST SITE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED WHILE THE TUB GRINDER IS HERE TO GRIND THE COMPOST INTO MULCH. THIS OCCASIONALLY NEEDS TO BE DONE AND THE GATE NEEDS TO BE CLOSED FOR YOUR SAFETY AS THERE ARE AIRBORNE WOOD CHIPS AND MOVING EQUIPMENT.
The Recycling Center is currently open. The hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The next recycling event will be held Saturday, May 15th from 8-11 a.m. Once the containers are full that container will be closed until the container is emptied on a schedule determined by Lycoming County Waste Management. Please be sure to social distance and wear a mask when dropping off your recycling. Any questions please call 570-743-7057.
If a container is full please do not leave your recyclables. It is considered illegal dumping and our employees get stuck cleaning it up. Thank you for your consideration.
The Monroe Township Recycling Drop off Center, located off Park Road next to the municipal building, accepts newspaper, office paper, chip board, steel cans, magazines/catalogs/glossy inserts, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans; brown, green and clear glass bottles & jars only, no ceramics or window glass, and #1 & #2 plastics only (this would be laundry detergent bottles and plastic bottles only; NOT rigid plastic, PVC pipes, cups or clam shell food containers.) The number can be found on the bottom of the bottle and it will say #1 or #2 with the recycling symbol around it. Please be considerate of the rules as there is an actual person sorting these items when they are taken to the recycling center. Note: One wrong/dirty item in the container can contaminate the entire load.
We are noticing cat food cans among other items are not being rinsed out. Please be considerate of the township workers and rinse out cans as they smell in the summer and are unable to be recycled.
ATTENTION: If anyone in your household has or had COVID-19 your recyclables during that time should be thrown in the trash.
The third Saturday of every month the Recycling Drop off Center is open from 8 am to 11 am.
Monday through Friday when the road crew is on duty and the gates are unlocked, you may drop off your recyclables. The dumpsters are clearly labeled. Please remember to close the doors on the dumpsters when you are finished.
Two times every year Monroe Township hosts Clean Up Days on a Friday and Saturday from 7am to 7pm for its residents. This is when you can bring your old appliances, clothing, books and other items that have passed their useful life for disposal. There is no cost to township residents for this service. Staff will be on duty to assist you. Monroe Township no longer accepts electronics during Clean Up Days. The scheduled dates for 2021 are:
Spring Clean Up – April 23th & 24th –Please bring help to unload as our crew will not be able to assist you at this time.
Fall Clean Up – September 24th & 25th–Please bring help to unload as our crew will not be able to assist you at this time.
Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam Borough now have a place to bring their tree and shrub waste. The tree and shrub waste will be made into mulch for resident use, so please no weeds, grass, household wood, or rubbish. The compost site is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and also on the third Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If you would like to take the free mulch you can either load it yourself during regular hours or if you would like us to load it you may make and an appointment by calling 570-743-7057 x3. The compost site is located on Municipal Drive, off Park Road next to the Municipal Building.