The Borough Of Old Forge
310 South Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
Phone: (570) 457-8852
Fax: (570) 451-7089
Recycling containers will be available at the borough building administration office beginning November 21,2013. Be advised that residents are allowed one of each color and must bring proof of residency.Posted by Annmarie Nocera on November 12, 2013
Where Electronic Items Can Be Recycled
All electronic items can be recycled at the Lackawanna County Recycling Center at no cost. Operating hours are (Monday to Friday) 7am to 3:15pm and Saturday 7 to noon. Phone 963-6868Posted by Annmarie Nocera on January 14, 2013
DEP Change in Certain Garbage/Recycling Items
As of January 24,2013 the Covered Device Recycling Act 108 now prohibits the following devices from disposal at DEP permitted solid waste landfills: desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors,computer peripherals, and televisions. Any of these items at curbside will be tagged non-collectible.Posted by Annmarie Nocera on December 27, 2012
2013 Summer Youth Program Completion
The borough completed another successful year of the summer youth program at Miles Street Park. The children were treated to a pizza day and an ice cream day. Besides the daily activities which included games, tournaments, arts and crafts and slip and slide.On the last day each child received a treat bag. The free program to children of Old Forge is a joint effort funded by the borough, the school district and generous donations from businesses and orginations.Posted by Annmarie Nocera on August 30, 2013
2013 Summer Youth Recreation Program
MaryLynn Bartoletti, Old Forge Borough Manager, reports that preparations for the Old Forge Summer Youth Program are underway. The program is sponsored by Old Forge Borough, the Old Forge School District, and the local businesses who give financial support to the program. There is no charge to participating families because of their support.
The Program,held at the Miles Street Community Park begins on July 1 and ends on July 26. The program is closed on July 4 for Independence Day. The program runs from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and is open to all Old Forge school children from grades K-12.
Activities planned are softball,kickball,volleyball,chess/board games,basketball,reading time crafts and more. A Director and counselors are available to supervise the children.Posted by Annmarie Nocera on May 17, 2013
Miles Street Park
The Miles Street Park is now closed for the season. Park will reopen in the spring of 2014.Posted by Annmarie Nocera on November 12, 2013
Old Forge Alliance Agreement
Work at the new recreation park
The newest Borough park which is located next to Old Forge High School is under construction.Posted by Borough Manager on April 8, 2011
New Recycling Information
Starting Monday, May 2 yard waste and grass will only be picked up on Thursday and Friday. Please have your cans at the curb on Wednesday evening.
Grass, leaves, shrubs, hedge clippings, and tree limbs are picked up every week May 1 thru November 1 by borough workers. Only open containers can be used. NO BAGS. Grass clippings and leaves may be placed in the same container but other yard waste such as hedge clippings, limbs or shrubs must be placed in a separate container. The Recycling Center will not accept grass clippings and leaves, which are combined with hedge clippings, branches, shrubs, rocks, dirt, or animal waste.
Rocks, dirt, and animal waste are NOT acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected. Tree limbs cannot exceed three (3) feet in length and one-half inch in diameter and should be tied and placed at the curb. Hedge clippings and shrubs could be placed in containers. WE DO NOT PICK UP TREES THAT HAVE BEEN CUT DOWN. A MAXIMUM OF FOUR OPEN CONTAINERS, NOT EXCEEDING 30LBS EACH IS ALLOWED PER COLLECTION.
We will not pick up any items that have been left by a commercial contractor. If you use a professional tree trimmer or lawn service, they must dispose of all waste.
We can not take any can that does not meet the above criteria. The Recycling Center will not accept our trucks if they do not meet the requirements of the Center.Posted by Admin on March 28, 2011