Waste & Recycling
Middle Smithfield Township has no trash or recycling collection program and does not provide municipal trash collection services. Middle Smithfield Township residents are required to privately contract with a waste hauler for their trash and recycling collection needs. Please contact your home owner association, if you live in one, for any information about trash collection or disposal in your community.
Please note that there is a permanent burn ban in Middle Smithfield Township.
For information on dead deer removal from the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, call 570-643-6100 or visit their website.
Recycle your old car by donating to great cause.
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At no cost to donors, we pick up or tow away vehicles and use the earned proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Visit the Wheels for Wishes website for more information.
The Grand Central Landfill is a municipal solid waste landfill in Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania near Pen Argyl. Residents may visit the landfill to dispose of items during their operating hours.
- Grand Central Landfill, 910 W Pennsylvania Ave, Pen Argyl, PA 18072
- Click here for directions, hours, and materials
For information about the landfill, including hours, accepted waste, and any fees, please visit the Waste Management website.
Since 2012, Middle Smithfield Township has provided curbside leaf collection in the Spring and Fall, along all State and township roads. The township is currently working with the homeowners associations of private communities to identify central locations within the communities for community residents to drop off their leaves for the township to pick up.
Middle Smithfield Township has a robust, all volunteer litter control program known as 1000 Feet of Street. Residents are also able to adopt a road within the township and help to keep their road clear of litter.
The Monroe County Municipal Waste Authority has two recycling locations:
- 2147 PA-611, Swiftwater, PA, 18370
- 1114 Military Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
- Hours for both locations: Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, 7:30am-3:30pm
For more information about recycling or these locations, including hours, accepted material, and any fees, please visit the Waste Authority website.
Middle Smithfield Township Clean Up is held every spring and fall. This event affords township residents the opportunity to bring larger bulk items for disposal at a low cost to them that they may have a hard time to get rid of otherwise.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's "Act 101 - Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act" of July, 1988, mandates recycling in Pennsylvania`s larger municipalities. The goals of the Act are to reduce Pennsylvania`s municipal waste generation; recycle at least 25% of waste generated; procure and use recycled and recyclable materials in state governmental agencies; and educate the public as to the benefits of recycling and waste reduction.
The benefits of recycling and waste reduction include:
- Reduced pollution risks
- Conservation of natural resources, energy and landfill space
- Reduced disposal costs
Municipalities, such as Middle Smithfield Township, with populations of at least 10,000 had to implement curbside recycling programs by September 26, 1990. Mandated municipalities are required to separate leaf waste from other municipal wastes.