Please be advised that effective January 24, 2013, landfills in PA will no longer be allowed to accept certain “covered” electronic devices.  A new state law – Act 108 of 2010 – known as The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) defines these electronics to include desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, and televisions.  The CDRA requires that these devices be recycled.  The Lackawanna Recycling Center  at 3400 Blvd. Ave. in Scranton will accept electronics at no cost.  A box is situated in front of the office portion of the center.  If multiple electronics are being delivered, please phone the recycling center at 963-6868 ex 5 to arrange for accommodations.

Recycling containers are available at the Throop Municipal Building weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There is no recycling collection on the 5th Tuesday.  Throop Borough residents and businesses are required to recycle.     Please continue to recycle properly.  If you have any questions, please call the borough at 489-8311.           


Click here to view Throop Boroughs Ward Street List

Click here to view the 2015 Holiday Garbage & Recycling Schedule




                     RECYCLING SCHEDULE

Newspaper – Commingled (Bottles & Cans) – Corrugated Cardboard : Junk Mail / Office Paper / Shredded Paper
1st & 3rd Wards  –  1st & 3rd  Tuesdays
2nd & 4th Wards – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Electronic Pickup
Residents must call in advance – First Monday of the month

Yard Waste borough wide (April through October)
1st and 3rd Mondays.

Tire Pickup (May through October) Residents must call in advance
Last Tuesday of the month.

All yard waste needs to be in yard waste bags or open containers for collection.  Yard Waste bags are available at the Borough Building.

Click here to view the new Recycling information

For important information on recycling in Lackawanna County :

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Please keep paper products separate from cans and bottles.

Click here to view how to Recycle “cans, glass, plastic” 

Click here to view how to Recycle “paper” 

Click here to view how to Recycle “Hard to Recycle” items 

Click here to view “Not to put in the Bins”