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Barrett Recycling Center to be Closed

Update 1/10/18
Photo updated.  The recycling bins have been removed.

At the Barrett Township Supervisor meeting on Wednesday September 27, the supervisors made a motion to shut down the Recycling Center in front of the Maintenance Department on Sand Spring Road. 

Related Article in Pocono Record:
Illegal Dumping Forces Analomink Recycling Station Closure

 

For those who would like recycling service at their private residence,

please refer to our Utilities page in the Trash section.  Note that it is LAW (County and State) that ANY trash service that picks up trash from a private residence also provide recycling services.    

 

If you need to bring your recycling to an actual drop-off center,

the next nearest location is:

Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority
183 Commercial Blvd
Blakeslee, PA 18610

Phone: (570) 643-6100

 

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7 comments

  • Comment Link Cheryl Phillips Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:44 posted by Cheryl Phillips

    This photo isn't the Barrett Recycle site. This is the recycle site in Swiftwater on Rt. 611. So the recycle center in Barrett was closed for No good reason?

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  • Comment Link Inna vitak Monday, 13 November 2017 19:05 posted by Inna vitak

    So where is the tax money going too that us barrett township homeowners pay?! Please clarify that question!

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  • Comment Link Donna Sugoh Monday, 06 November 2017 14:25 posted by Donna Sugoh

    This is our tax dollars at work? I agree with Scott Vell: the Sandspring recycling center NEVER looked like that when I was there (2 to 3 times a month) -- it was always clean and tidy. That they closed it is a travesty.

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  • Comment Link JOANNE TUTTLE Monday, 06 November 2017 12:10 posted by JOANNE TUTTLE

    Why did the Supervisors decide to close the recycle center? This sends the wrong message. We recycled more than half our garbage which will now fill up a dump somewhere.
    Rethink the decision, it was a bad one.

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  • Comment Link Scott Vell Sunday, 05 November 2017 10:23 posted by Scott Vell

    What a shame. That picture isn't even of the sand springs road location and I've never seen it look like that.

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  • Comment Link Jerry Dolan Friday, 03 November 2017 16:04 posted by Jerry Dolan

    This is really sad. Was there any thought given to moving the recycling center within the boundaries of the maintenance facility and keeping the recycling center open during the same hours as the maintenance facility? Am I over simplifying this? To discontinue the program because of a few "slobs" seems unfair.

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  • Comment Link Liana Bergo Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:17 posted by Liana Bergo

    I refuse to travel to Blakeslee to dispose my recycled items
    I pay taxes here in mointainhome/cresco and this removal
    Makes me believe that Barrett township careless about its residents
    I will not recycle anymore if Barrett township doesnt feel the importance and need for this recycle availability gor their tiwnship residents tgan why should we. This is very disappointing to me and can be a hardship for some of our residents. Guess Barrett doesn't care about this planet and keeping recycle items ti be used agaon rather than sit in a landfill. Plastic isn't biodegradable

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