Thursday, June 9, 2016

Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Clean Up

Schuylkill County has scheduled a Fall Cleanup that will be open to all County residents.

The Cleanup is scheduled from September 12th, 2016 through September 24th, 2016.  The event will be funded through the County Commissioners Office and the State Department of Environmental Protection.

The Clean-Up will accept various items such as bulky items, appliances and tires.


There will be 14 collection sites throughout the county, listed below:
  • Pottsville
  • Hegins Township
  • Minersville Borough
  • CES Landfill
  • Girardville
  • North Manheim Township
  • Schuylkill Haven
  • Wayne Township
  • Pine Grove Township
  • Porter Township
  • Pine Grove
  • Tamaqua Transfer Station
  • Ringtown
  • Tremont Borough
A cost may be associated with some items.

Exact locations and further information will be listed on the county website at

During 2015 the event collected:

60.59 tons in tires
288 tons in electronics
65.66 tons in scrap metal and appliances
79.08 tons in bulky items

Consumers in Schuylkill County with electronic items they want to recycle have other options.

The county’s website lists several companies that will recycle items, including Vertigo Systems, Bloomsburg Recycling Center, Responsible Recycling Services, etc. 

Policies about what items are eligible may vary, and some places may offer free recycling, so it is wise to call ahead:

Vertigo Systems
376 Centre Avenue, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

MUST Call for appointment 
Phone: (570) 385-3358

-Accepts All Office & Household Electronics & Computers
-ALL TVs including Flat Screen $45
-NO Large Projection TVs/ Wooden Console
-CRT Computer Monitors $10
-Printers $10

Vertigo Systems
912 Schuylkill Mall Frackville, PA 17931
MUST Call for Appointment
Phone: (570) 874-3358

-Accepts All Office & Household Electronics & Computers
-ALL TVs including Flat Screen $45
- NO Large Projection TVs/ Wooden Console
-CRT Computer Monitors $10
-Printers $10

Goodwill Keystone Area              
1544 Route 61 Highway South
Phone: (570) 385-8261

-Only accepting specific types of electronics (no televisions)

Salvation Army Family Store       
206 N Centre Street, Pottsville
Phone: (570) 628-3552

-Only accepting specific types of electronics (no televisions)

Responsible Recycling Services
805 Tomahawk Drive
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: (484) 641-5156

Acceptable Items for Recycling – NO CHARGE: Desktop/Laptop Computers, Keyboards & Mice, Cables & Cords, Computer Parts

Small Office & Household Scanners & Fax Machines, Small Office & Household Printers, Toner & Ink Cartridges, Projectors, Telephones & Telephone Systems & Cell Phones, Calculators / Adding Machines, Laptop Batteries, UPS Battery Back Ups, Filing, Cabinets, Microwaves / Small Counter Top Appliances, DVD Players & VCRs/ Gaming Systems, Stereos & Speakers, Exercise, Equipment, Bed Frames (Metal), Rain Spouting

Acceptable Items for Recycling – FEES DO APPLY: Televisions, Large Copiers & Large Machines

Computer Monitors (CRT & LCDs), Large Appliances, Air Conditioners / Dehumidifiers, Car Batteries, Smart Boards

Bloomsburg Recycling Center   
901 Patterson Dr., Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-4532

-Accepts various types of electronics
-$10 per TV

6104 Cressona Mall Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 385-7360

Staples Accepted Materials: Cell Phone Accessories, Cell Phones, Computer Peripherals - External, CRT Computer Monitors, Desktop Computers, Digital Cameras, GPS Systems, Inkjet Cartridges, Laptop Computers, LCD Computer Monitors, Lithium-ion Batteries, MP3 Players, Nickel-cadmium Batteries, Office Machines, Paper Shredders, Printers, Tablets, Toner Cartridges