Posted by on September 7, 2021 2:31 am

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schuylkill county fall cleanup recycling

Schuylkill County is holding a Fall Cleanup and Recycling event in several communities starting this week.

The Fall Cleanup is a great time to get rid of a lot of that bulky junk taking up space in your home or on your property.

Among the big items being accepted at the Fall Cleanup locations are tires, furniture, appliances, and other large items that the trash hauler won’t take.

Electronics, however, can’t be discarded at this event.

Some proof of your living in Schuylkill County is required.

Schuylkill County Fall Cleanup and Recycling Event

Although you can’t dispose of eletronics at this event, you can bring the following:

  • Tires
  • Appliances
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Water heaters
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue grills
  • Metal furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Carpet rolls
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Sofas
  • Overstuffed chairs
  • Other bulky items

Many of the items being accepted are free to toss. There are fees on some items, however.

Tires: It costs $2 per tire without rims and $3 per tire with rims. There’s a limit of 10 tires per load and just 2 loads per person. Freon-bearing appliances: For items like air conditioners, refrigerators and dehumidifiers, there’s a $10 per item fee.

There’s also a $10 per item fee on the following items: mattresses, box springs, carpet rolls, doors, and windows..  Sofas and overstuffed chairs are charged by the cusion, $5 per cushion.

In addition to electronics, the county is not accepting any of the following items either:

  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Cleaners
  • Poisons

The following locations are hosting events this week, starting Sept. 7:

  • Schuylkill Haven
  • CES Landfill
  • Pottsville
  • Ringtown
  • North Manheim Township
  • Mahanoy City
  • Pine Grove Township
  • Branch Township

More events will be held next week, too, starting Sept. 13:

  • Minersville
  • Tamaqua Transfer Station
  • Girardville
  • Porter Township
  • Hegins Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Tremont
  • New Ringgold

Check out the flyer below for exact locations in your area:

2021FallCleanupFlyer

For more information on the Fall Cleanup and what is and isn’t accepted, contact the Schuylkill County Office of Solid Waste and Resource Management at 570-628-1220.

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