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Wilkes-Barre Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Wilkes-Barre trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Wilkes-Barre is in Pennsylvania with Scranton to the northeast, Allentown to the southeast, Hazleton and Reading to the south, Williamsport to the west.

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.

Wilkes-Barre Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.wilkes-barre.city/sites/g/files/vyhlif8381/f/uploads/w-b_collection_map_2_0.jpg

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day on May 29th:
    • Monday, May 29th garbage and paper and cardboard recycling collection for Downtown and South Wilkes-Barre 1 rescheduled for Tuesday, May 30th
    • Monday, May 29th yard waste collection postponed to Monday, June 5th
    • All other collections remain unchanged
  • Independence Day on July 4th:
    • Tuesday, July 4th garbage and cans, bottles, and plastic recycling collection for North End, Heights, Brookside rescheduled for Wednesday, July 5th
    • Tuesday, July 4th Yard Waste postponed; resumes Tuesday, July 11th
    • All other collections remain unchanged
  • Labor Day on September 4th:
    • Monday, September 4th garbage and paper and cardboard recycling collection for Downtown and South Wilkes-Barre 1 rescheduled for Tuesday, September 5th
    • Monday, September 5th yard waste collection postponed; resumes Monday, September 11th
    • All other collections remain unchanged
  • Thanksgiving Day on November 23rd:
    • Garbage and cans, bottles, and plastic recycling collection for South Wilkes-Barre 2 on Thursday, November 23rd and for East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills on Friday, November 24th rescheduled for Saturday, November 25th.
    • Yard waste collection will resume the following week, with double yard waste pickup for South Wilkes-Barre 2 on Thursday, November 30th and for East End, Parsons & Miners Mills on Friday, December 1st.
  • Christmas Day on December 25th:
    • Monday December 25th Garbage and Paper and Cardboard Recycling Collection for Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1 rescheduled for Tuesday, December 26th.
    • All other collections remain unchanged.
  • New Year’s Day on January 1st:
    • Monday, January 1st garbage and cans, bottles, and plastics recycling collection for Downtown & South Wilkes-Barre 1 rescheduled for Tuesday, January 2nd.
    • All other collections remain unchanged.

Wilkes-Barre Trash Collection Map

Wilkes-Barre Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.wm.com/us/en/home/bulk-trash-pickup to find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • mattresses & box springs
  • bed frames
  • cabinets
  • sofa
  • furniture

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • hazardous waste
  • 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 Wilkes-Barre and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.wilkes-barre.city/node/1483/events/day/2023-05-04?field_event_type_tid=All

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Wilkes-Barre?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.wm.com/us/en/home/bulk-trash-pickup

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.wilkes-barre.city/sites/g/files/vyhlif8381/f/uploads/w-b_collection_map_2_0.jpg

What time does trash collection start?

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). 

How can I contact the Wilkes-Barre Public Works Department?

Please call DPW at 570-208-4240 or report the issue online.
Monday – Friday
Regular Hours: 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
Summer Hours: 6:00 AM-2:30 PM
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Wilkes-Barre trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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