Scranton Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Scranton trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Scranton is in Pennsylvania with Allentown and Bethlehem to the south, Wilkes-Barre to the southwest, and Franklin to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Scranton Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

When the holiday falls on a weekday, collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week.

Scranton Trash Collection Map

Scranton Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

The City also provides one (1) bulk/large item pickup per week together with your trash.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • mattresses & box springs
  • bed frames
  • cabinets
  • sofa & furniture items
  • other items too large to fit into your regular service container

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • hazardous waste
  • industrial discards
  • construction debris

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Scranton and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Scranton?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

The City also provides one (1) bulk/large item pickup per week together with your trash.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Garbage should be placed on the curb no earlier than the night before of your scheduled pick-up.

How can I contact the Scranton Public Works Department?

Refuse and Recycling Office
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: 570.348.4180 ext. 15

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