Scranton Tomorrow Recycling Program

  Yep. It’s true. We’re spilling the beans on our new recycling program!
Did you know … even if you toss your used coffee pods into the recycling bin, they are not being recycled in Lackawanna County? That’s because these convenient little pods can only be recycled if they are fully deconstructed. That’s too labor intensive to be practical. So, they add to the pile in the landfill.
Don’t worry. We have a solution!
In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, Scranton Tomorrow’s Safe, Clean & Green Team is launching a program to recycle single-use coffee pods in partnership with the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, and NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
How you can participate.
Through the month of November, simply save your used pods instead of throwing them away. Once you’ve gathered a bunch, contact Steve Ward, Downtown Safe, Clean & Green Ambassador Team Leader at Scranton Tomorrow, at 570.963.5901 or to make arrangements for drop-off.  

We’ll send all pods to a specialized recycling facility where components will be separated, the plastic part will be recycled and remanufactured, and the coffee grounds will be composted.
Learn More
Email Steve Ward to Sign Up
The single-use coffee pod recycling program in Lackawanna County is a project of Scranton Tomorrow in partnerships with:

Staples Recycling

Customers will get $5 back via Store Bonus when they recycle or shred in store, up to once a month. From PCs and printers to camcorders and coffee brewers (and more), we’ll take your old tech — completely free.