Dallas Area Municipal Authority collects residents Recycling for Dallas Borough, Dallas Township, and Kingston Township. Dallas Area Municipal Authority also works together with Luzerne County and PADEP to continue growth and education for the Back Mountain.
Statewide recycling in Pennsylvania began in 1988 with the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) that requires larger municipalities to recycle. Today, more than 11.6 million residents at least 94 percent of the state’s population have access to recycling. About 79 percent have convenient access to recycling through about 1,050 curb-side pickup programs. Since Pennsylvania is largely rural, 870 drop-off programs extend recycling to the greatest number of communities.
The Act established a $2-per-ton fee on all waste disposed at municipal waste landfills and waste-to-energy facilities established grants for local collection programs, public education, materials processing and composting facilities, equipment and technical training.
The Single-Stream-Recycling program has proven to be more cost effective and convenient. Glass ,Plastics (1 thru7), Cans, Paper, and Cardboard will continue to be collected at one time in the same recycle bin, in a clearly marked container. Recycling is collected weekly. Please rinse all containers before placing in bin!