By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected]

Large item pickup set for North End, Heights, Brookside residents

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WILKES-BARRE — Residents in the North End, Heights, and Brookside neighborhoods with a Tuesday collection day will have large items collected Monday, Aug. 20, if they purchase large-item collection stickers.

The special pickup will begin at 6 a.m.

Residents in North End, Heights, and Brookside may purchase up to two collection stickers before Aug. 20 from the following locations:

• Tax Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 40 E. Market St.; Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Hollenback Golf Course, 1050 N. Washington St.; Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents from Mayflower, Rolling Mill Hill, Iron Triangle, Goose Island, South Wilkes-Barre 2, East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills who have not yet had large items collected may also purchase up to two collection stickers. Collection dates for other neighborhoods will be announced soon. Call Mayor Tony George’s helpline at 570-821-1111 for more information.

Permit stickers are $10 per item or container (65-lb. max per container). Each residence may purchase stickers for up to two items/containers (limit one item/container per sticker). There is a limit of two stickers per household. Commercial properties and high-rises are excluded from the pickup. Stickers must be attached to each item/container.

Items accepted: furniture, mattresses, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, refrigerators with doors removed, stoves, dishwashers, compactors, chest freezers, water coolers, dehumidifiers, and containers of household junk up to 65 pounds.

Items not accepted: electronics (televisions, microwaves, computers, stereos, etc.), rugs, dishes, lamps, tires, car batteries, recyclables, residential waste, and yard waste.

The city offered these additional instructions:

• All items must be placed at the curbside for collection by 6 a.m. pickup day.

• Stickers must be attached to each item/container.

• The city cannot remove any items from homes or backyards.

• Crews will not return to homes that did not place their items outside in time for pickup.

• Please ensure that items are kept off the street and sidewalk.

• Some streets may require temporary “No Parking Zones” so that all items are picked up.

• If you observe illegal dumping, immediately call 911 and be prepared to provide descriptions of persons, vehicles and/or license plates of those dumping.

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By Bill O’Boyle

[email protected]

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.