Due to the Covid-19 advisories and best practices laid out by the CDC, and our government, Moscow Borough is suspending all recycling pick-up until further notice. The drop-off area behind the Borough Building remains closed. PLEASE DO NOT  leave any recycling at the Borough Building.

If you would like to be notified of future notifications such as this, please provide the Borough Office with an email address if you haven't already done so.

We will announce when recycling will resume within the Borough.
We urge all to heed the STAY AT HOME directive and stay safe.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The Lackawanna Recycling

Center will no longer accept certain recyclables during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Starting March 30, municipalities that take commingled recyclable items such as jars, bottles and cans will no longer be picked up. The measure is due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The policy will be in effect until further notice. The center, however, will still take newspapers and cardboard.

“The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents to, if possible, store only clean commingled items until the health crisis subsides and services can be resorted to normal. If this is not possible, residents can put the items in with their normal, weekly household trash collection.”

Normal recycling is expected to resume once the health issue is deemed to be over.


Recycling is picked up curbside every Monday, or with the exception of when a holiday (such as New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day or Christmas) falls on a Monday; then pick up will be the following Tuesday. Papers and co-mingled products are picked up on alternating weeks.

Recycling guidelines are set by the Lackawanna Recycling Center. Please check the Borough's newsletter and Lackwanna County website for specific information on current accepted recyclable items.

Click the Recycling Schedule link below for Dates.

Lackawanna County Recycling Website


Need to contact someone directly? Visit our directory for a full list of contact information.

Click below for a detailed list of items that can be dropped off at the Moscow Borough Building to be recycled.


The Borough accepts tires throughout the year; however you must call in advance to make arrangements to drop the tires off. There is a fee of $3.00 for automobile tires and $8.00 for truck tires. Tires must be off rims.


Borough employees will now pick up appliances (white goods) throughout the year. You must contact the Borough Office first to purchase a $15.00 sticker prior to placing the item curbside for pickup; do not leave these items on Borough property.


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