Mascaro Garbage & Recycling Collections Delayed until Wednesday /// New Hauler Coming Soon.
Mascaro will not be collecting refuse nor recycling today. Collections will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) for garbage, recycling and bulk items. Contact the borough office if you have any questions. (570) 654-3323
Starting February 1st, County Waste will be the borough’s garbage, recycling and bulk item collection contractor. CW will manually collect from the back of the trucks with garbage workers. Meaning, they will not be using the automated mechanical arm pick-ups as seen in other towns. You will continue to use your existing containers (if you do so now).
The four year contract was bid out with County Waste being the lowest responsible bidder. Although significantly less than Mascaro’s bid, County Waste still was much higher in cost than our current contract. Laflin Borough Council is still working on various ways to keep the the 2021 Refuse Fee increase at a minimum. One way will be to use a surplus in Refuse Fund. More information will follow later this month.
The printed collection calendar will be delayed until later this month since we have a new contractor. However, everything will be the same in regards to Tuesday Collections; 6 garbage bags; recycling on the 1st & 3rd of the month; and bulk items (no TVs or computers).
More information will follow later this month.