Announcements/Upcoming Events:

The Washington Street Park walking trail (ONLY) is now open!!!! Please follow our rules during this unprecedented time….  Also Masks must be worn to protect others as recommended by State and Federal Authorities; Play structures are CLOSED since they cannot be maintained to remain sterile – AVOID them ENTIRELY during this time!No photo description available.

Free / No Cost

Bag of Bagels

Monday June 8th, 2020 

From 12:00 PM till 3:00 PM

For: Mid-Valley Residents in Need


Main Street Bagel

Drive up curbside pickup for the

 First 150 families/vehicles at the

Dickson City Community Ambulance Building

located on Eagle Lane Dickson City

If you have any questions please call

Dickson City Borough (570) 489-4758

extension 1002 or extension 1003

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

Visit the 2020 Census response rate map to see what percentage of households have responded in cities and towns.


I hope you and your family are well.  There are some additional updates to report regarding the 2020 Census.

Please see the press release below, which informs you about the paper questionnaire that will be sent out to all residents of Throop.

The key message that I want to share with all of you is that you can respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.


The 2020 Census is Important, Easy and Safe and it is our goal to count everyone once, only once and in the right place.


You can log onto the website at  to respond.  You can also view the self response rates for Throop Borough which are updated every afternoon.  Search Response Rates under “Get the Facts” tab.

At this point Throop is at 51.9%.

Please view the attachments and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great day and stay safe!!
Mayor Joe Tropiak






Confidentiality Form

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.


Just an update about the current 2020 Census operations.

Beginning Wednesday, in support of guidance on what we can all do to
slow the spread of the Corona Virus, the Census Bureau has suspended
certain field operations for the 2020 Census for two weeks, through
April 1, 2020.

The key message  is that right now for anyone with questions about how COVID-19 will affect the 2020 Census: it has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.  

Scranton Address information regarding the 2020 Census

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.

As of January 16th the Lackawanna County Recycling Center will no longer accept combined loads of mixed newspaper and cardboard.  They must be separated.

As of August 23rd the Lackawanna County Recycling Center will no longer be accepting Yard Waste bags.  As of that date Yard Waste (Grass, clippings, leaves, brush) will be collected with regular garbage collection.  Tree limbs/branches must be cut to a maximum of 4 feet in length and tied in bundles.

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

NPDES Permit

Click here to view 2020 Census Employment Information
The 2020 Census at a Glance
Census 101: What You Need To Know
Road To The 2020 Census
How Census Data Are Used

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





8/1/20 – Hose Co #1 – Chicken BBQ
8/2/20 – Throop Police Night Out – Parade at 6:00 – Fireworks at dusk 
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