FALL 2014 NEWS

Overview

The Borough of Sayre operates its own municipal waste collection program which collects garbage from one and two unit residential properties within the Borough. Garbage disposal from residential properties containing more than two units and businesses must use a private contractor for trash collection.

The borough collects garbage every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Garbage must be placed on the street or alleyway no later than 7:00 A.M. on the day of collection. In event one of those days falls on a holiday, the Borough will announce any changes to the collection schedule through publication in the Morning Times and our WebSite www.sayreborough.org in the Bulletin Section. There are three collection zones within the Borough.

Garbage cans made of metal or plastic with covers and handles are recommended. Plastic bags may be used, but we do not not recommend their use. If you do use plastic bags, they must be securely closed and be of substantial construction so as to preclude rupture of the bag and spillage of the contents. Please Note: the borough or borough employees will not be responsible for the cleaning up of the contents of a ruptured plastic bag.

The property owner can utilize two forty-five-gallon capacity containers of a weight not to exceed 50 pounds per container or three thirty-two-gallon containers of a weight not to exceed 50 pounds per container for any scheduled pickup period. If you have more than this number, you can obtain Refuse Stickers from the Borough at a fee of $1.00 per extra container. Contact the Administration Department at the Borough Hall (888-7739) for additional info.

The program is funded through a combination of tax revenue and a user fee of $26.00 per quarter, which we collect through the sewer billing process. You may elect to not pay this fee, but if you do, you must make other arrangements to dispose of your garbage. Forms to withdraw or opt out of the Borough's Garbage collection program are available at the Borough Hall office at 110 W. Packer Ave. between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. (570-888-7739).

Borough of Sayre Waste Collection Zones

Waste Collection Zone Map

Zone 1 - Tuesday Collection

  • Allison Street
  • Bradford Street
  • Brock Street (north of W. Lockhart)
  • Cliff Street
  • Cross Street
  • Delaware Street
  • Draper Street
  • Elmer Avenue (North)
  • Hoover Street
  • Hopkins Street (north of W. Lockhart)
  • Iroquois Street
  • Layton Street
  • Lehigh Avenue (North)
  • Lockhart Street (West) (east of Keystone Ave)
  • Mohawk Street (east of N.Keystone)
  • Oneida Street
  • Onondaga Street
  • Seneca Street
  • Spring Street
  • Stedman Street
  • Stevenson Street (east of N. Keystone)
  • Tuscarora Street
  • Wilbur Avenue (North)
  • and alleyways within this area

Zone 2 - Wednesday Collection

  • All of the Milltown district and
  • Alden Street
  • Austin Drive
  • Beech Terrace
  • Cedar Street
  • Center Street
  • College Hill
  • Cypress Street
  • Francis Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Green Street
  • Hemlock Street
  • Johnson Street
  • Johnson Street
  • Keystone Avenue
  • Lake Street
  • Larch Road
  • Lewis Street (east side from Lincoln)
  • Lincoln Street (west of S. Keystone)
  • Linden Street
  • Lockhart Street (west) (west of Keystone Ave)
  • Louise Street
  • Lynch Street
  • Mill Street
  • Mohawk Street (west of N. Keystone)
  • Paul Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue (east side)
  • Perry Street
  • Poplar Street
  • Stevenson Street (west of N. Keystone)
  • Summit Street
  • Toolan Lane
  • Valor Street
  • and any alleys located within this zone

Zone 3 - Thursday Collection

  • All of the Eastside district and
  • Brock Street (south of W Lockhart)
  • Chemung Street
  • Desmond Street
  • Elmer Avenue (South)
  • Elsbree Street
  • Glaser Street
  • Harrison Street
  • Hayden Street
  • Hopkins Street (south of W Lockhart)
  • Hospital Place
  • Lehigh Avenue (South)
  • Lincoln Street (east of S Keystone)
  • Madison Street
  • Olive Street
  • Packer Ave (West)
  • Park Place
  • Peach Street
  • Plummer Street
  • Powell Street
  • Reilly Street
  • West Street
  • Wilbur Avenue (South)
  • Woodworth Street

Curbside Recycling Schedule

IF YOUR GARBAGE DAY IS:THEN YOUR RECYCLING DAY IS:
Tuesday (Zone 1) 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of the month
Wednesday (Zone 2) 2nd Monday and 4th Friday of the month
Thursday (Zone 3) 3rd Monday and 1st Friday of the month

 

To find your garbage collection day, from the HOME page, Select SERVICES - WASTE COLLECTION Municipal Zones 

NOTE: When a holiday (H) is observed on a scheduled collection day, recyclables will be collected on the next scheduled collection day for that zone.

EVERYTHING AT THE CURB BY 7:00AM

What Can You Recycle at curbside?

  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS:
    • containers must have 1’s and 2’s codes;
    • The base must be larger than the opening. (For example: gallon milk containers, laundry detergent, soda, and water bottles).
    • Lids, caps, and rings must be removed and thrown away.
    • Containers must be rinsed out.
    • NO plastic food/TV dinner trays, tar buckets, egg cartons, Styrofoam, margarine and sour cream tubs, deli containers, yogurt cups, and plastic pipe.
  • NEWSPAPERS:
    • Bundle and keep dry. You can include inserts and advertisements that come with your newspapers.
  • MAGAZlNES:
    • bundle and keep dry.
  • GLASS:
    • Clear, green, and brown glass only.
    • Containers must be rinsed out.
    • NO broken glass, window panes, mirror glass, ceramics, pottery, flower pots, light bulbs, drinking glasses, or dishes.
  • TIN/BIMETAL/ALUMINUM:
    • Separate steel (e.g., food cans) from aluminum (e.g., beverage cans).
    • All cans should be rinsed out.
    • We cannot take any kind of foil, pie tins, aerosol cans, pots, pans, or scrap metal.
  • CARDBOARD:
    • We accept corrugated boxes and Kraft paper bags only.
    • No gift boxes, wax cardboard, soda cartons, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, egg cartons, "Korean" ( gray green) cardboard, and other paper mache containers.

 

Recycling and Composting Center

Public Works Shed 321 S. Thomas Avenue (next to Riverfront Park).

The Borough has set up a distribution area there where residents can load their own compost. Compost is not available to contractors and it cannot be loaded with a bucket loader. The compost distribution area will be filled periodically and it is available free of charge.

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE
Monday 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.


WINTER SCHEDULE
Monday Center is closed
Wednesday Center is closed beginning in January
Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

What can I bring to the Composting Section?

  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Garden residue
  • Woodchips
  • Tree limbs less than four inches in diameter.

What can you recycle at the Recycling and Composting Center?

The Recycling Center takes everything listed above under Curbside Recycling (including the same restrictions), plus:

  • PAPER PRODUCTS: Office paper, junk mail, glossy paper, coupons, fax paper, envelopes, phone books, etc.

 

If you have any questions about recycling and composting, you can call the Sayre Borough Manager: (570) 888-7739

Recycling in the Borough of Sayre is required per Chapter 135 of the Code of the Borough of Sayre.

RecylingCommonwealth of Pennsylvania's Recycling Page

Sewer and Billing Information

PLEASE NOTE:
SEWER SERVICE IS BILLED REGARDLESS OF THE STATUS OF OCCUPANCY OF A RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS.

In accordance with Borough Code, the physical link between the sewer main line and the serviced building must be physically cut in order to eliminate sewer service billing for the property.

The Borough of Sayre owns and maintains its own sanitary sewer system. This system collects and carries sewage to the Joint Valley Sewer Authority processing facility in Athens, PA. 

Under Article VII, Sewer Rentals & Charges, Section 137-39, Residential Units; of the Code of the Borough of Sayre, hereby adds the following:

The sewer rental for each residential unit shall be $137.00 per quarter in arrears.  The sewer rental unit for each residential unit utilizing a grinder pump shall be $109.00 per quarter in arrears.

Under Article VII, Sewer Rentals & Charges, Section 137-40, Nonresidential Units; of the Code of the Borough of Sayre, hereby adds the following:

Nonresidential unit charges shall be as follows:  A sewer rental is based upon the actual water consumption or measured volume of wastewater as hereinafter set forth or a sewer rental based on the minimum sewer rental set forth in Subsection D or H of this section, if applicable to the nonresidential unit.  For the purpose of computation of sewer rentals based on water consumption or volume of wastewater discharged into the sewer system, the amount shall be computed at the rate of $7.83 per hundred cubic feet or $10.437 per thousand gallons of water consumed or wastewater discharged into the sewer system during the quarter for which the billing is rendered.

THIS ORDINANCE shall become effective on January 1, 2014; however the first payment on the increased amount will be billed on April 1, 2014 and due April 30, 2014 for the 1st quarter 2014 sewer rent.

Payments may be made in person at the Borough Administration Office, 110 West Packer Ave or via mail to 110 West Packer Ave Suite 3, Sayre PA 18840. Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check or money order.

For information regarding your bill, new sewer connections, or reactivation of existing connections, please call the Borough at 570-888-7739.

If your garbage day is:Lawn and Yard Waste Collection Day Is:
TUESDAY (Zone 1) SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
WEDNESDAY (Zone 2) SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
THURSDAY (Zone 3) THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

 

ALL YARD WASTE MUST BE CURBSIDE BY 7:00 AM.

YARD WASTE IS COLLECTED FROM APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER

To find your garbage collection day, from the HOME page, Select SERVICES - WASTE COLLECTION Municipal Zones 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL: BLANE LATHROP,  FOREMAN OF PUBLIC WORKS AT (570) 888-5131

 

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