Towanda Borough residents will be offered two types of spring clean-up of household trash services, as follows:

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, special containers will be located at the Towanda Sewer Plant. Borough residents can only bring old furniture, appliances (must be "Freon" free), household trash (no garbage), tires (no farm tractor tires), metals, brush and branches and other non-garbage inside the gated area there to place into the containers. Except for tires, this service will be at no cost.

A fee of $3 will be charged for each tire up to 16 inches and $5 for tires 17 inches to 24 1/2 inches.

Waste not allowed and not accepted includes: rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, large loads of construction debris, farm tractor tires, garbage and liquid paint, oil or solvent (unless soaked up in an absorbent like cat litter, etc.)

Borough employees will be on site to direct and assist. Proof of Borough residency may be required if deemed necessary.

Curbside pickup at reduced price

For Borough residents who do not use the no-cost drive thru service, curbside pickup will be offered at a reduced price during the months of May and June. To use this service, please call the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority at 297-4177 to arrange for pickup of the above mentioned allowed household trash.

Prices for pick-up of trash will be based on the size of the pile and will be reduced to $5.00 per cubic yard.

Payment can be made by affixing the appropriate number of NTSWA stickers (worth $2.65 each) to the trash or appliance or by paying NTSWA directly at the time of pickup. Tires up to 16 inches will cost $5.30 (2 stickers), tires from 17 inches to 24 1/2 inches will cost $7.95 (3 stickers). Residents will be responsible for lost tags due to scavenging so it's advised to not place stickers until the day of pickup.

Trash placed at curbside must be easily handled; brush and limbs must be bundled; all items must be able to be lifted by two men; small items should be boxed or bagged. "Freon" must be removed from appliances.

Rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, construction debris, garbage, tires larger than 24 1/2 inches or liquid paint, oil or solvent (unless soaked up by an absorbent) or trash that has to be shoveled will not be allowed and will not be picked up.

These services are being subsidized by Towanda Borough funds and, as such, are for borough residents only. Any person bringing trash into town from outside the borough can be charged with theft of services.

This article was submitted by Towanda Borough Manager Tom Fairchild Jr.