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.

Dallas Area Municipal Authority will begin our Multi-Stream Recycling Collection on Monday, April 4th, 2022. We are ending our Single-Stream Recycling collection and changing to Multi-Stream Recycling collection method. This will allow us to provide a high-quality service to you. You can view the Multi-Stream Recycling flyer here

Please have all Recyclable Items Separated and Curbside by 7:00 AM on  you trash and recycling day. All trash and recycling will be collected on the normal pickup day. Having your material out on time and separated saves on many resources, such as time, money, employee and vehicle cost; it’s a win for all to have materials separated and out on time! We suggest putting your address on your bins.

Please use the bins provided by DAMA for recyclable materials as this allows our employees to collect as efficiently as possible. Additional bins are available for pickup, contact us at 570-696-1133 for additional information. Any large bins that can cause injury to our employees will be stickered and left behind. 

Yellow Bin (Glass)

  • Glass Bottles and Glass Jars (Please rinse before placing in bin)

Red Bin (Plastic, Aluminum, Tin, and Steel cans)

  • Plastic Beverage Bottles, Cleaning Bottles. Plastic # 1 -7, Aluminum, and other Metal Cans, Metal Lids from Glass Jars

Recycling Items Accepted as Mixed Paper and Cardboard

  • Cardboard (Please break down to no bigger than 4 feet by 4 feet), Newspaper, Magazines, Junk Mail, Paper Bags, Paper Office Supplies, Phone Books, Catalogs, and Other Mixed Paper.
  • All Cardboard must be broken down, Flattened, and all Styrofoam Removed (Styrofoam is Not Recyclable)

Items that DO NOT Belong in Your Recycling (These items are considered TRASH)

  • Styrofoam
  • Pizza boxes
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Shredded Paper
  • Light Bulbs
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Tissues
  • Window Glass
  • Syringes

As Always, we are here to help and make this transition as smooth as possible.

Progress is Impossible without change!