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Now Is the Time. Every Response Matters.

They Also Count

The 2020 Census is critical. Where there are more people, there are more needs—for new schools, new roads, and services for families, older adults, and children.

We must make sure that you and everyone in your community are counted in the 2020 Census. Results of this count will inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed for important programs and services every year for the next 10 years. The time is now. Don’t risk losing critical benefits and don’t wait to be counted! Respond today at

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Census Bureau to Email Households

The Census Bureau will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census. Millions of emails will be sent this week and then grow in numbers and continue into September. These emails supplement a final campaign reminding people to respond to the 2020 Census on their own, as census takers begin asking households to respond to the census.

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Curious About Census Takers In Your Neighborhood?

Since July 16, census takers have been interviewing households that have yet to respond to the 2020 Census in regions managed by the area census offices on this mapCensus takers are hired from the area they serve, and their goal is to help count everyone in the community. The Census Bureau has provided face masks to every census taker and mandated that all census takers wear one. For more information on the Census Bureau’s process for visiting households that haven’t responded, visit Soft Launch of Census Taker Visits.

Soft Launch of Census Taker Visits

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Already Responded? There’s More To Do.

If you have already responded to the 2020 Census, you have taken an important step in shaping your community’s future. Now become a community champion by making sure your friends, co-workers, and neighbors also respond. Join us is in spreading the word that it is not too late to respond and that every response matters.

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About the 2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone who lives in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years.

If you’ve already responded or no longer want to receive 2020 Census response reminders, click here and we’ll remove you from future reminders.


April 19, 2020


Due to the public health and concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak (coronavirus) and to support the health, well-being, and safety of our community, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all “COMMITTEE MEETINGS”, “SPECIAL MEETINGS”, “WORK SESSIONS”, and “REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS” of the Throop Borough Council will be held virtually as authorized by amended Senate Bill 841 until further notice.


Public comments will be accepted and considered.  Anyone wishing to address an agenda or non-agenda item for the “REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS” or “SPECIAL MEETINGS, may submit their comment or question to the Borough Secretary via email at or mail to Throop Borough Secretary, 436 Sanderson St., Throop, PA 18512.  All such comments or questions must be received by the Borough Secretary by 4:00 pm on day of the scheduled meeting in order to be considered.  Please include your name, address, and contact information with your correspondence.  Minutes of the meetings will subsequently be posted on the Borough Website at

The Throop Police Department is offering a pick-up service for Grocery and Pharmacy needs in the area for all Throop Borough residents that are elderly, sick or homebound.

Please call Lackawanna County Emergency center at (570)342-9111. Explain your situation and an officer can be dispatched to your needs.

Also attached is a copy of Pharmacy and Grocery stores that will deliver to your home.

Should you require any additional information call the Throop Police Station at (570)489-0211. Leave a message and an officer will call back.


Andy Kerecman
Chief of Police

Grocery Deliver’s / Pharmacy Delivery List

Please be sure to check the Borough of Throop Emergency Services Facebook page for all updates following Governor Wolf’s Stay in Place Order.  Thank you

Due to the current health concerns regarding Covid-19, Lackawanna Recycling Center, Inc. will no longer accept commingle material after Friday, March 27th.
The Center will continue to accept deliveries of newspaper and cardboard.
The PA DEP has advised the following: You can store clean commingle until the health crisis subsides and services are restored, or if you choose, it can go into your trash.

Click here to view the State of Emergency – Coronavirus COVID-19

You are encouraged to follow the CDC and PA Department of Health website and Facebook for COVID 19 updates and recommendations.

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CHANGE OF PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE FOR 2020 TAX BILLS. The TAX OFFICE is CLOSED until further notice. All tax payments are to be mailed to 436 Sanderson St., Throop, PA 18512. Checks made payable to: Tax Collector-Throop.  Receipts will be mailed if a self addressed and stamped envelope is provided. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these difficult times.

The Throop Civic Center will be having Senior Aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  For more information call the Civic Center at 570-383-7906.

Click Here to View the Quasquicentennial Celebration Report

Recycling Collection has changed.  Please read below….

Paper Collection = Newspaper, Office Paper & Junk Mail
(Grass / Leaves – Seasonal – Must be in open receptacles, bags of any kind are not accepted at the Recycling Center)

1st & 3rd Wards – 1st & 3rd Mondays
2nd & 4th Wards – 2nd & 4th Mondays

Recycling Collection = Commingled (Aluminum, plastic, glass) Bottles & Cans
Corrugated or Pressed Cardboard (broken down & flattened)

1st & 3rd Wards – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
2nd & 4th Wards – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
No recycling on 5th Tuesdays.

Trash Collection

Wednesday: Portions of 1st & 2nd Wards
Thursday: Portions of 2nd & 4th Wards
Friday: 3rd Ward (Boulevard Section and Portion of 1st Ward – Schoolside)

Brush (excluding grass or leaves) will be collected with trash. All items must be bundled and may not exceed 4 feet in length

Appliance/Metal Pick-up
Residents must call in advance.

Electronic Pick-up
First Monday of the month.
Residents must call in advance
REMINDER: No TV’s will be collected with tubes – the Recycling Center will no longer take them.

Tire Collection
Last Tuesday of the month – May through October. Residents must call in advance.

Due to the Recycling Center no longer accepting televisions with tubes the Borough will no longer be able to collect television’s with tubes.

From the Lackawanna County Recycling website:


NOTICE: At this time, due to legislative needs to correct the electronic recycling law, there are problems recycling TVs and MONITORS throughout the Commonwealth of PA. You can help by contacting your State Representative and Senators.

Click the below link to view Throop Borough’s NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) Permit

NPDES Permit

There have been recent changes to the Lackawanna County Recycling Progam!

Click Here to View the 2019 Updated Lackawanna County Recycling Pamphlet

Click the link below for some other Recycling Information From Lackawanna County Recycling Website…..

The Throop Civic Center has been expanding the Senior Center and will be offering lunch on Monday’s to be served at noon. Reservations are needed by the Thursday prior. Please contact the Throop Civic Center @570-383-7906 for reservations, transportation (if needed) and details.

The HOMETOWN HERO program has ended for this year! 


The Borough of Throop’s program to honor our Hometown Heroes is underway.  Cost of the banner will be $150.00.

The hero must be a Throop native having served active duty in any conflict from WW1 to current deployments.  The hero’s picture, rank, branch or service and conflict served will be on the two sided banner.  The name of the sponsor will also be noted.

Contact Bob Robbins at 570-489-2671 with any question.


To report any illegal spills or anything related to storm water please contact Robert Kalinoski, Street Commissioner by email, by phone 570-489-2937 or you can call the Borough Building at 570-489-8311.  After business hours and on weekends please call Communication Center Non Emergency at 570-342-9111.

New Work Plan Approved by Throop Planning Agency pertaining to the Schoolside Phase II Development

The Book Mobile visits the Throop Civic Center monthly, for dates and times contact the Throop Civic Center at 570-383-7906.

(Check back frequently for Updates)

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

Click to view the FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Fact Sheet

What to do When Your Bank Requires You to Have Flood Insurance

FEMA Response Letter 8/24/18


PA Department of Health – Keystone Landfill Community Update





8/14/20 – 8/16/20 – Blessed Sacrament Festival
9/5/20 – Volunteer Hose Co. Coin Drop
October 2020 – Hose Co #1 Envelope Drive
10/3/20 – Shred Event – Borough Building Parking Lot – 10-1
10/4/20 – Hose Co #1 – Breakfast
11/11/20 – Veterans Day Services – 10:00 Borough Building; 11:00 VFW Memorial on Blvd Ave.
12/12/20 – Santa Parade & Tree Lighting; 12:00 Parade; 7:00 Tree Lighting, Volunteer Hose Co Dunmore St. 


Throop Neighborhood Watch Association
Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center

Contact:  Bob Robbins – President
– Vice President