Garbage

All garbage is to be placed in City of Wilkes-Barre blue plastic garbage bags.
W-B Blue Garbage Bag

Garbage placed in any other bags or containers will NOT be collected.


The following items will NOT be collected:
AshesStoneRugs
DirtBricksTires
Construction MaterialsAppliancesFurniture

Garbage Collection Schedule

All garbage is to be placed at the curb on your scheduled day by 7:00 AM (Labor Day through Memorial Day) and by 6:00 AM (Memorial Day through Labor Day). If you do not know which neighborhood you live in, please use the collection schedule map to determine your pickup day.

DateNeighborhood
MondayDowntown, South Wilkes-Barre 1
TuesdayNorth End, Heights, Brookside
WednesdayMayflower, Rolling Mill Hill, Iron Triangle, Goose Island
ThursdaySouth Wilkes-Barre 2
FridayEast End, Parsons, Miners Mills

Holiday Collection Info

City observed holidays will modify the collection schedule.
Please refer to the schedule below for 2021 Holiday Collection Schedule:

2021 HOLIDAYNEIGHBORHOODCOLLECTION CHANGES
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31
Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collections.
Paper & Cardboard Recycling, Garbage, and Yard Waste Collection Resumes for Downtown & South W-B 1 on Tuesday, June 1st
Flag Day
Monday, June 14
Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collections.
Paper & Cardboard Recycling Collection, Garbage, and Yard Waste Resumes for Downtown & South W-B 1 on Tuesday, June 15th.
Independence Day
(Observed)
Monday, July 5
Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1

No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collections.
Plastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling, Garbage, and Yard Waste Collection Resumes for Downtown & South W-B 1 on Tuesday, July 6th.

Labor Day
Monday,
September 6
Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collections.
Paper & Cardboard Recycling, Garbage and Yard Waste Collection Resumes for Downtown & South W-B 1 on Tuesday, September 7th.
Columbus Day
Monday, October 11
Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collections.
Plastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling, Garbage and Yard Waste Collection Resumes for Downtown & South W-B 1 on Tuesday, October 12th.
Veterans Day
Thursday, November 11
South Wilkes-Barre 2No garbage, recycling or leaf waste collections.
Plastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling, Garbage and Yard Waste Collection Resumes for South W-B 2 on Friday, November 12th.
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25
South Wilkes-Barre 2No garbage or recycling collections.
Plastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling, and Garbage Collection Resumes for South W-B 2 on Saturday, November 27th.  Yard Waste Resumes on Thursday, December 2nd.
Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26
East End, Parsons & Miners MillsPlastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling, and Garbage Collection Resumes for East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills on Saturday, November 27th. Yard Waste Resumes on Friday, December 3rd.
Christmas Eve/Christmas Obsv.
Friday, December 24
 
East End, Parsons & Miners MillsNo garbage or recycling collections.
Plastic #1-7, Glass, and Can Recycling and Garbage Collection for East End, Parsons & Miners Mills postponed to Monday, December 27th
New Year’s Eve/ New Year Obsv.
Friday, December 31
East End, Parsons & Miners MillsNo garbage or recycling collections.
Paper & Cardboard Recycling and Garbage Collection for East End, Parsons & Miners Mills postponed to Monday, January 3rd .

City of Wilkes-Barre Blue Garbage Bags

Bag SizeWeight LimitPrice per 5-Pack of Bags (as of 7/11/21) 
Small15 pounds$6.25 ($1.25/bag)bag
Large30 pounds$10.00 ($2.00/bag)
City of Wilkes-Barre blue garbage bags can be purchased at the following locations:
StoreAddress
4K Beer & Deli754 South Main Street
Alan Grocery & Deli245 Coal Street
Anthracite Newstand1 East Market Street
Bedwick Pharmacy452 Hazle Street
C&A Mini Market362 Scott Street
CHY Express144 Academy Street
CITGO Gas Station94 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Convenience Corner395 South Main Street
CVS351 South Main Street
Franks News-Amber Lane145 Amber Lane
Franks News-Public Square37 Public Square
Gerrity's Supermarket2280 Sans Souci Highway, Hanover Twp.
Harry's Market 645 Hazle Street
Hazle Mart532 Hazle Street
Jassany Deli811 Scott Street
Leonard's Kielbasi94 Kado Street
Medicine Shoppe100 Hazle Street
Memorial Food Mart400 Market Street, Kingston
Pantry Quik-Carey Ave161 Carey Avenue
Pantry Quik-Lee Park2 Lee Park Avenue
Paris Mart465 Hazle Street
Peters Deli198 North Main Street
Price Chopper245 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township
Price Chopper180 Narrows Shopping Center, Edwardsville
Quick Foodmart544 North Main Street
Quick Stop9 Spring Street
Rite Aid-E.Northampton155 East Northampton Street
Rite Aid-Public Square33 Public Square
Schiels Family Market-George Ave.7 George Avenue
Schiels Family Market-Hanover St.30 Hanover Street
Turkey HillAll Wilkes-Barre Locations
United Mart One322 Carey Avenue
Wal-Mart2150 Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace, Wilkes-Barre Township
Wegmans220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township
Wilkes-Barre Poultry466 North Main Street
Store list current as of 2/14/19