Awards Contact Info

Lackawanna County has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions for its education programs including Waste Watcher Awards and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award.

Lackawanna County received the prestigious Governor’s Award in 1998 for the development of its composting program.  This very successful composting program
has cut hauling and landfill costs for municipalities and businesses in the county and provided quality compost for residents and various recreational sites in the county.
Lackawanna County Office
of Environmental Sustainability

Barbara Giovagnoli,
Senior Certified Recycling Professional
Manager & Recycling Coordinator
507 Linden Street – 8th flr
Scranton, PA  18503
Phone:  570.963.2017 x1  
or Fax:  570.963.2005
[email protected]

What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is a Goal for the Future World Community of Earth.
A sustainable society understands that the Earth has a limited amount of natural resources.   As responsible residents of a sustainable environment we seek to develop lifestyles and perhaps change habits.
  • Protect the air we breathe by limiting our carbon emissions.  Easy examples to try to adopt:  don’t idle your car; unplug electronic chargers; don’t burn trash.
  • Keep our water clean by not dumping anything that does not belong in streams; avoid littering, and be mindful of what goes down the drain.
  • Reduce the use of water in kitchens, bathrooms and yards.
  • Save our natural resources by reducing what we purchase and throwaway.
  • Reuse items whenever possible and reject specialty items that are single use.