Dumpsters for recycling are open to Borough Residents ONLY!

Residents are responsible for the separation of recyclable materials from solid waste as well as for their preparation and placement in appropriately labeled dumpsters.

Recyclables we accept:

Clear and Colored Glass (brown, green and blue) – All bottles and jars must be emptied and rinsed. And all caps and lids must be removed. NO window panes, light bulbs, mirrors, or ceramics allowed.

Metal  – Both steel and aluminum cans, aluminum foil, aluminum foil plates, metal pots & pans and small metal appliances. All must be emptied and rinsed.

Plastic – Includes #1 – #7 plastic bottles (soda, milk, shampoo, condiments, yogurt, butter, pet food and detergent). For all materials, empty and rinse, discard caps and lids, and flatten. NO plastic bags.

Paper (dry & clean) – Newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, phone books, paper bags, junk mail, envelopes, file folders and shredded paper.

Cardboard – Includes  corrugated cardboard, chipboard such as cereal, tissue, pasta and shoe boxes.  All cardboard and chipboard must be broken down.

For more on what we do not accept see our recycling link.

**Please note all recycling dumpsters located near the Borough Barn on S. 4th St. are under surveillance**





Honorary Southern Columbia Tigers Day!

Friday December 15th will be the first Honorary Southern Columbia Tigers Football Day! Congratulations to the Southern Columbia Tigers Football Team on their 8th State Championship win!

Come join us watch Jim Becker accept the Proclamation on behalf of the Southern Columbia Tigers at the Cracker Barrel located on Main St at 6:00 p.m. Friday December 15th. There will also be cake for everyone to enjoy.


There is a PPL scam going on in the Catawissa area. If you receive a phone call offering a PPL refund. Do not give any information over the phone. Catawissa Residents do not have PPL for their electric provider. We advise you to hang up and report the call to the police.

Honoring Our Veterans

On July 3rd, 2018 Catawissa Borough will be honoring Veterans at Catawissa Park. Linda Kashner and Mark Schlieder are heading up a celebration of our Veterans along with the Catawissa Military Band.
If you would like to volunteer and/or have ideas for the event please call the Borough Office @ 570-356-2561.
Help us to recognize, honor and thank the people who have and continue to protect us and our great nation. And to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for you to continue to enjoy your freedom.

LIHEAP Information

Commonwealth of PA Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assistance Hotline:

  • 1-866-410-2093

What is LIHEAP?

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating bills.  LIHEAP is a grant.  You do not have to repay it.

To receive help…

  • You don’t have to be on public assistance
  • You don’t need to have an unpaid heating bill.
  • You can either rent or own your home.

How do I apply?

  • Apply online at:
  • Request an application by calling the Statewide LIHEAP Hotline at 1-866-857-7095 or TDD for the hearing impaired 1-800-451-5886.
  • Applications are available at your local county assistance office

Leaf Pick


Fall is here, Catawissa Borough will be doing leaf pick up every Tuesday starting October 10, 2017. All leaves must be in a bag and placed out at the curb or the alley behind your yard. Street workers will not be entering yards to collect bags.