Refuse & Recycling Pick Up

Pick-up or billing questions should be directed to County Waste/GFL Environmental at 570-685-7000.

By ordinance, all residents are required to participate in County Waste’s/ GFL Environmental collection services. This is the case regardless of how many people occupy your household or whether you spend a portion of the year away from your home.

Trash and recyclables are picked up each Friday morning. Please put out trash receptacles after dusk Thursday evening for Friday pick-up. Please remember to bring your empty receptacles in promptly. Please keep garbage cans off the street.  Refuse and recycling pick up will be delayed one day when a public holiday occurs during the week.  Chapter 20 Part 1 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Clarks Green regulates Solid Waste Collection and Disposal.

Trash and Recycling containers are provided to residents free of charge by County Waste / GFL Environmental. Remember, the receptacles are the property of the hauler. Call the County Waste/ GFL Environmental office if you need containers. Plastic food containers, aluminum and steel cans, and clear and colored glass along with paper and cardboard can all be co-mingled in the designated recycling containers.

CARDBOARD ONLY can also be dropped off in the dumpster behind the Borough building. Please breakdown … flatten boxes.

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Waiving the Late Penalty for 2020 Real Estate Taxes until December 31, 2020

Clarks Green Borough Council adopted Resolution No. 4 of 2020 waiving the late penalty
fee for the Borough Real Estate Taxes for the Year 2020.
The ten percent (10%) penalty imposed on the Borough’s real estate taxes after June 30,
2020 is waived provided the real estate taxes are paid in full by December 31, 2020.
If the real estate taxes are not paid in full by December 31, 2020, the ten percent (10%)
penalty will be imposed before such taxes are returned delinquent.

Burning in the Borough

Please be advised that open burning is prohibited in the Borough. Please see section 10-605 of the Health and Safety Ordinance for details which can be found on the website.



Mayor Thorburn pictured with Council President Carey of Clarks Summit receiving a certificate of appreciation on Saturday, April 16, 2016.


State Representative Mary Flynn

Please call State Representative Marty Flynn’s Office at 570-342-4348 for information on obtaining assistance with PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matters.

Dog Licenses

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office notified the Borough of Clarks Green that DOG LICENSES are now available online. Please visit to file online.

House Inspections

May 2015 the DPW performed a house to house inspection of improper connections to sewer lines as part of an agreement with the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority. We inspected 55 houses located on Grayson Drive, Greenbrier Drive and Lexington Circle. Click here to view the letter mailed to the property owners.

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Lackawanna County Prescription Drug Take-Back Location


South Abington Police Department has a drop box in the lobby of the Township Building available daily
Location: 104 Shady Lane Road Chinchilla PA 18410
Phone: 570-586-2111
Hours of availability: M-F 8am-4pm


Parking Ban

There is an overnight parking ban effective November 1 to April 1 between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:oo a.m. Streets must be kept open for snow plowing.

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Shade Trees

Please contact the Borough Office at 570-586-4446 if you are interested in ordering a shade tree and/or volunteer to help with planting. The first five curbside shade trees are free!

Street side shade trees can be available; others at discount price or at cost c/o Clarks Green Borough Shade Tree Commission. Call the Borough office at 570-586-4446 to place your order or for more information.

Spring planting (May) = order by Feb. 15

Fall planting (November) = order by Sept. 15

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