When shopping, bring your own shopping bag.  Refuse additional plastic bags from stores.

Avoid buying disposables such as flashlights, cameras and pens.

Use gift bags they are always reused!

Office of Environmental Sustainability
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Happy New Year from Lackawanna
County’s Environmental Office

Environmentally Sustainable New Year Tips
  • Make an Environmental Resolution in 2016
    Our Earth constantly gives. Choose one action to give back this year. Please read these suggestions.
  • Compost your Christmas tree. Take your tree to the Recycling Center on Boulevard Ave. Mon - Fri 7 am to 3 pm. 570-963-6868 if you have questions. Check if your municipality provides pick up or drop off for trees.
  • Next holiday coming up is Valentine’s Day  -  Make it green!!! Shop locally for gifts and bring your own bag. Choose a restaurant that sources locally and/or sustainably. Cooking dinner?  Buy  local and organic if possible, and try this:Local homemade wine – sulfite/sulfate free; organic flowers pesticide free; even organic   chocolates are available!!