Refuse Collection

All residential refuse service is provided under a master contract with Bob Frey Disposal of Watsontown.  The monthly refuse billing amount for a single residential unit is $14.50, which is included on the monthly electric bill.  This cost is subject to change by vote of Borough Council.  Bob Frey will provide twice weekly pick-up of a single, metal, 33 gallon can at each residence.  Extra bags require stickers, which are available at the Borough office at a cost of $1.00 each.

Monday & Thursday – collection from all residences west of Conrail right-of-way (railroad tracks) within the Borough.

Tuesday & Friday – collection from all residences east of Conrail right-of-way (railroad tracks)within the Borough.

Pick-ups could begin in the early morning hours.  Any questions should be directed to Bob Frey Disposal – 570-419-2162 or the Borough Office at


Due to difficulty in lifting larger garbage cans, you will either need to downsize to a smaller can or place garbage in individual bags for easier removal from a larger can. The Borough contract indicates a

33 gallon maximum garbage can per customer per pick up.  If you have any questions on this matter, feel free to call Bob Frey at


Don’t forget to stop by the Borough office for your extra bag stickers.

Bob Frey Disposal 2024 Holiday Schedule

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2024

4th of July 

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28, 2024


Wednesday, December 25, 2024

New Years Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2025

If your garbage day falls on a holiday, you’re  entitled to 2 bags on your next scheduled pick-up.