Resident Resources

The Borough Office is located at 104 N. Abington Road Clarks Green PA 18411. Office phone number is 570-586-4446. Office hours are Monday 9 am to 2 pm, Tuesday 9 am to 3 pm, Wednesday 9 am to 2 pm, Thursday 9 am to 3 pm and Friday 9 am to 3 pm. The office is closed for the following holidays; New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve (1/2 day-close at 1 pm), and Christmas Day.

David Rinaldi, Council President; Courtney Palmer Wanchisen, Council Vice President; James Curran, President Pro Tem; Bill Egan, Council member; M.J. Igoe, Council member; William Toms, Council member; Joe Barrasse, Mayor.

Borough Council Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM while Work Sessions are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.  2022 meetings will be held in person. Meetings will be held at the Borough building located at 104 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411.
July 6, 2022 Work Session cancelled.

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

TAX FORMS : Berkheimer  LST Tax Form

Don’t turn a holiday into a tragedy. Practice Christmas Tree safety.

Christmas Tree Safety PA OSFC

School is back in session! Please protect the safety of all pedestrians by slowing down and obeying the speed limit. Borough streets have a 25 mph speed limit, which will be enforced! Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Residents are reminded to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after a storm. Please do not shovel snow into the roadway. Residents who contract for snowplowing services should instruct the contractor not to pile or push snow into or across the roadway. If you vacate your home during the winter, make arrangements to have your sidewalks cleaned in your absence.

Law of Physics: Our DPW crew is not intentionally moving snow into your driveway when they plow. Blocking your driveway in their attempts to keep the roads free of snow is unavoidable, but the extra shoveling is a small price to pay for clear, safe roads. Please help them do their job by keeping your vehicles off the streets and your trash cans safely out of the plow pathway until streets are cleared.

When it rains, it drains.  Stormwater Management brochure

Refuse and Recycling Pick Up:  Pick-up or billing questions should be directed to County Waste/GFL at 570-685-7000. By ordinance, all residents are required to participate in County Waste’s 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. (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) 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. Remember, the receptacles are the property of the hauler. Call the County Waste/GFL 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.

Lackawanna County’s Recycling Center lessee, Lackawanna Recycling, Inc. is now accepting electronics, pallets, and large plastic containers or tubes with tops or lids.

Cardboard can also be dropped off in the dumpster behind the Borough building. The dumpster suitable for the cardboard is labeled specifically for this purpose. Please breakdown boxes.

Household Waste Chart

Multi-Agency Resource Center To Open September 21, 22 & 23

A temporary Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will open next week to provide much needed resource information and guidance to the residents and businesses that experienced significant damage from the September 9 storm.

The Resource Center will be located in the rear garage of the Chinchilla Fire Company, 113 Shady Lane Road, South Abington Township. Signage will direct people where to park and enter the building.

The center will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 21, 22 & 23. The hours of operation are 10 AM – 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9 AM – 2 PM on Saturday.
The County is partnering with COLTS/Coordinated Transportation to designate a Scranton pick-up location for those residents who want to get to the MARC but have no transportation.

The goal of the MARC is to offer residents information and answer questions.

The Public Damage Assessment link is

After clicking on the link, residents must then look for the incident name/title from the drop-down box 09/09/2023 Northeast PA Flooding Public Report.

This is the only location where the information can be submitted and accepted. It vitally important to fill out the assessment to help State and local officials gauge the damage and then plan the recovery effort.

If residents are experiencing difficulties filling-out the on-line Damage Assessment Link, assistance will be available at the MARC.

The agencies scheduled to be at the MARC are: Lackawanna County EMA, Pennsylvania Emergency Management, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Attorney General’s Office, Lackawanna County Department of Health, Red Cross, Department of Environmental Protection, and others to be confirmed.

As a reminder, it is very important that all residents and business owners document all of the damage to their property via written copy and photos. Everyone should also keep track of the expenses and hold onto all receipts involved in the cleanup and recovery of their properties.