Trash Collection

Important Trash Collection Information

**PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON TELEVISIONS ON THE CITY'S STREETS, ALLEYS, OR CORNERS. THOSE IN VIOLATION WILL BE CITED AND FINED FOR LITTERING. TO ARRANGE A PICKUP OF AN UNWANTED TELEVISION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT 570-454-2418.**

Since January 1, 2015, Kreitzer Sanitation has been collecting trash and recyclables in the City of Hazleton.

Trash Collection
Household refuse is collected once a week. Garbage may be placed for collection no more than one hour before dark the day preceding your designated collection day. Use plastic or metal trash cans or plastic trash bags. If using plastic trash bags, please make sure they are securely tied or sealed. Please do not put out trash in paper bags, cardboard boxes, or containers smaller than 20 gallons. These can create litter and you could be fined.

 Holidays with no pickup are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

PLEASE NOTE: TELEVISIONS, LAPTOP COMPUTERS, DESKTOP COMPUTERS, TABLETS, COMPUTER MONITORS, COMPUTER PERIPHERALS, AND ANY OTHER RELATED ELECTRONICS OR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL TRASH COLLECTOR. These items must be recycled in accordance with Pennsylvania's Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA, House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010. Electronic items such as these left curbside will be subject to fines and penalties in accordance with the City of Hazleton's Quality of Life and Littering Ordinances. For more information, click the following link:  Pennsylvania's Electronics Reycling Management Program.

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners & dehumidifiers containing Freon (CFCs) must, by law, have the Freon (CFCs) removed before they can be disposed of. You MUST have the Freon removed by a refrigeration mechanic and a certification sticker put on the itme before putting it out for collection. Most appliance dealers and repair shops can do this. For safety reasons, remove refrigerator and freezer doors before setting them out.

General Instructions

  • No home construction or demolition debris is allowed. You will need to make arrangements with Kreitzer Sanitation for removal of these items.
  • No yard waste such as grass clippings, tree branches, hedge trimmings or garden debris. You can compost these in your yard.
  • No hazardous waste. Car batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, oil-base paints, and other toxic and hazardous materials do not belong in the trash. Call Luzerne County’s Solid Waste Management Department at 800-821-7654 or 570-820-6300 for information on the disposal of these materials. Many automotive stores accept used motor oil and car batteries.
  • No desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, and any components of such devices may be disposed of in with municipal waste in the State of Pennsylvania. Additionally, covered devices that are not from an occupant of a single detached dwelling unit or a single unit of a multiple dwelling unit that used a covered device primarily for personal or small business may be disposed of with municipal waste. All of these devices are required to be properly recycled.
  • There are no special fees. Do not offer the workers special fees or tips for extra service. If they solicit fees, please report this directly to Kreitzer Sanitation.
  • Kreitzer Sanitation employees are required and expected to behave in a courteous and professional manner. Please report any misconduct directly to Kreitzer Sanitation.
  • If you see any collection worker mixing recyclables with the trash, report it at once.

Questions or problems regarding trash collection services?
Call Kreitzer Sanitation toll free at (866) 573-4893 or (570) 874-3047. You may also visit their website at www.kreitzersanitation.com.

Questions or problems regarding billing?
Call the Hazleton City Water Authority at (570) 454-2401 or visit their website at www.hcawater.org.

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