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Recycling is picked up curbside every Monday, or with the exception of when any holiday falls on a Monday; then pick up will be the following Tuesday. (see the most current recycling schedules below) Borough employees do their best to get recycling picked up on Monday, however there are many factors that may prohibit them from doing so, such as leaf pickup, snow plowing, equipment breakdowns, and employee days off, so leave your bins curbside and they will eventually get picked up. 

​Cardboard and paper, and co-mingled products, are picked up on alternating weeks, see Recycling Schedule below.  Please see the Borough Newsletter for specific guidelines.    ​

Recycle bins should be placed curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of pickup.  Do not put recycling bins in the roadway.

Recycling guidelines are set by the Lackawanna Recycling Center. Please check the Borough’s newsletter and Lackawanna County website for specific information on current accepted recyclable items.


Moscow Borough has reopened its yard waste area with the following guidelines in accordance with the Lackawanna Recycling Center:

​The area has been divided into three sections:​

  • Grass Only – No bags or containers 
  • Leaves Only – No bags or containers
  • Brush Only – Branches must be less than 2″ in diameter and less than 4 feet in length.  Shrubs, plants and weeds are also acceptable in this area.  NO logs, stumps, mulch, dirt, building scraps, bags or containers.  
  • The drop off area is for Moscow Borough Residents Only NO CONTRACTORS.  The area is under video surveillance at all times.


The Borough accepts tires throughout the year; however you must call in advance to make arrangements to drop the tires off. There is a fee of $3.00 for automobile tires and $8.00 for truck tires. Tires must be off rims.


Borough employees will now pick up appliances (white goods) throughout the year. You must contact the Borough Office first to purchase a $15.00 sticker prior to placing the item curbside for pickup; do not leave these items on Borough property.


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                                 Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2024 to remember and honor those who lost their lives while defending our country 

                                                      DPW and Business Office will be CLOSED Monday May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day

                                                                                     Curbside Recycling Pick-Up (PAPER) will resume Tuesday May 28, 2024