Refuse & Recycling

Refuse Collection

All residential refuse service is provided under a master contract with Bob Frey Disposal of Watsontown.  The monthly refuse billing amount for a single residential unit is $10.50, which is included on the monthly electric bill.  This cost is subject to change by vote of Borough Council.  Bob Frey will provide twice weekly pick-up of a single, metal, 33 gallon can at each residence.  Extra bags require stickers, which are available at the Borough office at a cost of $1.00 each.

Monday & Thursday – collection from all residences west of Conrail right-of-way (railroad tracks) within the Borough.

Tuesday & Friday – collection from all residences east of Conrail right-of-way (railroad tracks)within the Borough.

Pick-ups could begin in the early morning hours.  Any questions should be directed to Bob Frey Disposal – 570-412-6842 or the Borough Office at 570-538-1000.

Due to difficulty in lifting larger garbage cans, you will either need to downsize to a smaller can or place garbage in individual bags for easier removal from a larger can. The Borough contract indicates a 33 gallon maximum garbage can per customer per pick up.  If you have any questions on this matter, feel free to call Bob Frey at 570-412-6842.  


At the regulary scheduled Council Meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, Council approved to join a cooperative with Lewis Twp., Delaware Twp., Turbotville Borough  and possibly McEwensville.  Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding recycling:

Watsontown Borough

Physical address:
318 Main Street
Watsontown, PA 17777

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 273
Watsontown, PA 17777

Contact Us

Monday through Thursday:
7 am to 5 pm

Friday: 7 am to 4 pm

Phone: 570-538-1000
Fax: 570-538-3353

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