Pittston Twp. will be sponsoring a free paper shredding event for residents of the municipality. Anyone who wishes to shred personal and confidential documents may do so from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building parking lot on Bryden Street. The lot is located directly across from the municipal building at 421 Broad St. Township residents can bring up to four boxes of personal documents to be shredded for free at a time.
It is important all residents know all paper clips and staples must be removed and all checkbook covers and metal or plastic clips must be removed, as well. Magazines, newspapers and pictures will not be accepted.
It is a simple process: put your documents in a bag or box, pull up in your car and someone working the event will empty the boxes into a shredding truck, destroying all paper materials in a matter of seconds. The event will be held rain or shine. It is possible that the event will end early if the shredding truck is filled.
For information, please call the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building at 570-654-0161.
Veterans memorial bingo
The Jenkins Twp. Veterans Memorial Committee will host a bingo Sunday, July 14, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St., Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. For information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.
Pittston Twp. yard waste
Yard waste will be picked up the first and third Tuesday of each month in the areas of Browntown, Cork Lane, Tedrick and Market streets, west of the bypass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doly Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe.
The second and fourth Tuesday of the month, yard waste will be picked up in the areas of Butler Heights and Route 315, Suscon Road, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.
Yard waste must be in open containers or paper bags. The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes. To schedule a yard waste collection, contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day before.
Jenkins Twp. yard waste
Jenkins Twp.’s red yard waste containers are available for sale for $11 each at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.
Yard waste will be picked up every Thursday. Residents are reminded to put yard waste in the appropriate containers. Containers must have perforations on the bottom, handles on each side and cannot have a lid on top. They may not have rims on the top, wheels on the bottom or exceed 20 gallons.
The filled yard waste containers cannot weigh more than 30 pounds. If there are branches in the container, they must not be more than 3 feet long, and they must be bundled and tied together for a manageable pickup. For information, call 570-654-3315.
Jenkins trash fee
Jenkins Twp. reminds residents that payment for the 2019 Jenkins Twp. stickers for refuse and recycling services through County Waste is past due. Anyone who has any unpaid balances will be sent to the Jenkins Twp. Police Department for enforcement.
Anyone who wishes to upgrade their service to the next size may do so by bringing proof of the current sticker for the bin size and a copy of the paid invoice to the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Office, 46½ Main St., in Inkerman.
Bulk stickers also are available for purchase. Residents must purchase a full sheet of six stickers for $30. Major credit cards are accepted.
Residents are advised they no longer have to schedule a pickup with County Waste for bulk items. Just place items out Monday evening or by approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday for bulk items to be picked up. Tires, building materials, automobile parts and electronics are not accepted. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic. For information, call 570-654-3315.
Pittston Twp. senior party
Pittston Twp. will host a senior party from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., in Pittston. Food and refreshments will be available. Music and door prizes will be featured.
Jenkins Twp. lists the following upcoming meetings:
Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The board of supervisors normally meets the second Wednesday of every month.
Jenkins Twp. Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. The planning commission normally meets the third Thursday of every month.
All meetings will be held at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. For information on any of these meetings, please call 570-654-3315.
Jenkins Crime Watch
Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St. in Inkerman. The Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch’s meeting schedule has changed and the monthly meetings are now held the first Wednesday of every month.
Residents of both Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. are reminded to clean their recyclables before putting them out to be picked up.
In single-stream recycling, all of the materials collected are separated at the material recovery facility. Because materials come into contact with one another in these streams, it’s more likely liquids and foods will spill onto paper products. This can contaminate paper and force the recycling facility to divert the product to the landfill. Rinsing out bottles and cans reduces the likelihood that your recycled materials will be sent to the trash.
Pittston Twp. meeting
Pittston Twp. Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St., Pittston Twp. Board meetings are normally held the third Monday of every month.
County and township taxes are now in penalty period. If you haven’t paid your taxes yet, contact Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte at 570-654-8807 or Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.
Penalty period is June 4 through Dec. 31.
Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association’s 2019 membership drive is underway. Annual membership is $35 per residence.
Any resident who did not receive a membership mailing should call 570-654-4717. Memberships also may be obtained between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the business office, 24 Bryden St., Pittston Twp.
The Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizen Organization’s June meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St.
The group normally meets the third Tuesday of every month. New members are welcome. For information, contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.
Happy birthday this week to Marin Granteed, Mike McGinley, Donnie Smith and Justin Rogers, June 11; Tara Montini, Koni Bennett, Jahsyer Keller, Jennifer Starr and Carissa Psolka, June 12; John Romanuski, Andrew Heavener, Demetrius Burley, Tina Bird, John Volansky, Danielle Jurosky, Kate Biscontini and Staci Ranieli Giarratano, June 13; Jon Healey, Anthony Schwab, Dayne Swisher, Adam Turoni, Brittany Noss, Bob Woodall and Jessica Lewis, June 14; Corey Smith, Timothy Carroll, Brittany Butler, Ray Musto, June 15; Kevin Stanford, Andrea Kocher, Stephen Young and Steven Sklanka, June 16; Michael McAndrew and Tara Turkos Craig, June 17.
Make it one to remember!
Wise words of the week
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” — Dale Carnegie
Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To include an item in his column, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-348-9100, ext. 5202 by Monday.