Lackawanna County Offers Free Electronics Recycling

clip_image001Area residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronic devices for free during a two-week period in mid-June through a program outlined by the Lackawanna County Commissioners and representatives from several participating communities.

The program will be in effect from June 12-26, with one television and one computer monitor/accessory per household being accepted.

“This is a very important service/program for our residents.  It is a great opportunity to discard electronic devices at no cost while also protecting our environment,” explained Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.  “We encourage everyone to participate so as to not litter our roadsides and common areas with televisions and computer hardware.”

“Aside from encouraging everyone to take the initiative to clean-out their of homes broken or unused electronics, we are also working to be a clean and green society,” said Commissioner Jerry Notarianni.  “Maintaining our County’s landscape and avoiding unsightly blight are important elements when marketing our area to investors and providing a positive view of our communities to out-of-town visitors.”

“This is a true intergovernmental partnership.  It is a great example of cooperation between the County, the Solid Waste Advisory Committee and our municipalities who are partnering with us on this venture,” noted Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

The municipalities participating in the program will be implementing special policies for the drop-off and /or pick-up of the items.  They will be responsible for alerting their residents on whether to either place the items curbside or bring them to their respective DPW facilities.

The majority of Lackawanna County’s municipalities are on-board with the program.

The electronics recycling program is being underwritten by Lackawanna County and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.


15th Annual O’Malley Free Christmas Party


The 15th annual O’Malley free Christmas party will be held on Sunday, Dec.18, at the Keyser Valley Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

Children from preschool to fifth grade are welcome to join in the fun and meet Jolly Old St. Nick. The party will consist of a picture with Santa Claus, Goodfella’s Pizza, orange drink, candy canes, a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries coupon from the Keyser Avenue location, a free kids meal from the Texas Roadhouse, Utz potato chips, and a Krispy Kreme donut.

Please RSVP to 570-346-1828 by Thursday, Dec. 15.  Please leave a message with number of children attending.

Shown from left: Patrick Mark O’Malley II, Keith Oleski, Gene Widdick, Mary Jo Noone, James Barrett, Vanessa Thomas, Jay Schectman, Patrick O’Malley, and Vincent O’Malley.