“Recycle With Us”
Recycling: It’s the Law
Recycling is mandatory for Town of Bloomsburg residents, businesses, schools, offices, multi-family housing units and organizers of special events. The Town of Bloomsburg was the first community in Pennsylvania to provide curbside collection of recycling starting in August of 1977.
Contact: Charles Fritz, Director of Governmental Services/Recycling Coordinator
Center Address: 901 Patterson Drive, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Mailing Address: 301 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-4532
Fax: (570) 784-3414
Hours of Operation 2021
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month: 9:00am – 1:00pm
November – Open 2nd & 3rd Saturday
December – Open 2nd & 3rd Saturday
Effective 7/29/2021 the Bloomsburg Recycling Center now accepts scrap metal. Please note, that no electronics or items with freon are accepted. Acceptable items include: small appliances, pots and pans, microwaves, file cabinets, chains and bicycles and other metal items.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
Bloomsburg Recycling Center
Suspends Electronic Recycling Program until Further Notice Effective March 13, 2017
Bloomsburg Recycling Center is suspending their electronic recycling program that they’ve operated since 2003. This suspension will take effect on March 13, 2017. The Town came to this difficult decision after their electronic vendor canceled their recycling contract.
Back in 2010, the Covered Device Recycling Act (108) was passed to ban the landfilling of electronic covered devices such as TV’s, computers, monitors, printers and computer peripherals and to create a recycling outlet by forcing manufacturers to recycle the electronic products they were creating. However, there were several flaws within the Act and ultimately it created an imbalance of supply and demand and made it economically prohibitive for electronic recycling vendors to operate within the State of Pennsylvania. This situation has been and is continuing to occur across the state and has resulted in several county and municipal programs discontinuing their electronic recycling efforts.
The Town is exploring all avenues to establish a sustainable electronic recycling plan. In 2015 the Town recycled 446,865 pounds of electronics and recycled 275,725 pounds in 2016. With the substantial volumes generated a sustainable solution will not be resolved quickly hence the need for the suspension.
Residents should hold on to their electronic devices until a new program can be implemented. Our State Legislators are reviewing Act 108 and working on revisions that will create sustainable solutions.
The following locations may take electronics – CONTACT THEM FIRST
Scott Electric – 647 Railroad Street (570) 784-2763
Televisions only — a per pound fee applies
Hand Up Foundation – 275 Mahoning St. Milton, PA 17847 (570) 742-3000
Lycoming County Resource Management Service – 447 Alexander Dr. Montgomery, PA 17752
Recycling Hotline: 1-800-736-7559
Mail in your old phones. Here is a non-profit that provides phones to those in need: www.911cellphonebank.org.
Here is a link that provides an outlet for rechargeable batteries, cell phones and more. Here is a link: www.call2recycle.org.
Compost Site – Located on Sands Street
Access off of Ft. McClure Blvd.
The Bloomsburg Compost Site provides drop off for compostable materials (see below), and supplies free compost and wood chips to the residents of the Town of Bloomsburg and Scott Township (Identification is Required). Compost and wood chips are also available to non-residents for a small fee. Contact the Recycling Center for further information.
OPEN: MARCH 10, 2021 – NOVEMBER 24, 2021
Wednesday’s: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday’s: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
HOURS CHANGE STARTING OCTOBER 6, 2021
Wednesday’s: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday’s: 8:00am to 2:00pm
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Leaves and tree limbs/branches up to 4″ in diameter. Christmas tree drop off in January
Does your business generate a lot of confidential office paper and are looking for a safe way to outlet this material? Well, the Bloomsburg Recycling Center offers a Confidential office paper shredding program.
Here is how the program works:
All material must be delivered to the Center where it will be weighed first then shredded immediately.
To assure that shredding will occur immediately, a scheduled appointment is required in advance.
Under 500 lbs. $60.00
501‐1000 lbs. $85.00
1001‐1500 lbs. $160.00
1501-2000 lbs. $175.00
Over 2000 lbs. Base fee of $175.00 + $60.00 for next 500 lbs. + $85.00 for 2500‐3000 lbs. + $160.00 for 3001‐3500 lbs. + $175.00 for 3501-4000 lbs.
2021 Shred-It Days (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Saturday, May 8th and September 11th
Acceptable items include:
Bloomsburg Recycling Center maintains a source separated drop off facility for the following materials. All acceptable items must be deposited into the appropriately labeled bin for each item.