Revised garbage and recycling pickup

3/15/2017--Following Winter Storm Stella, North Ward, East End, and borough-wide recycling has been cancelled this week. Dutch Hill is tentative for Friday, March 17.

PPL donates and installs osprey platform at Owl Creek

Tamaqua Borough creates safe nesting habitat for osprey with the addition of an osprey platform at its Owl Creek Recreation Area. The platform was erected by PPL volunteer workers in conjunction with the Pa Game Commission on February 14.

Tamaqua winter maintenance

Christmas Tree Collection

As a service to residents, the Tamaqua Street Department will collect Christmas trees now through January 31, 2017. Residents should place trees at their curbside and the Street Department will collect as time and weather permits. Christmas trees should not be put in bags and all tinsel and other decorations must be removed. Residents can also drop off trees behind the Tamaqua Borough Garage at 417 Rear East Broad Street.

Tamaqua Garbage and Recycling Collection

Garbage and recycling collection in Tamaqua will follow the normal schedule during the weeks of December 18 and December 25. There will be no changes to the garbage and recycling collection days. Any questions may be directed to the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 East Broad Street, Tamaqua during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300.

Mayor Morrison proclaims November 29 “Giving Tuesday”

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison at the November 15 council meeting proclaimed November 29, 2016, “Giving Tuesday” in the Borough of Tamaqua. Giving Tuesday is a global movement to recognize and encourage citizens to work together, rally for causes, volunteer time, or make financial contributions on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and at other times throughout the year.

Tamaqua Borough launches new utility billing system

  • Tamaqua Borough launches new utility billing system


The Borough of Tamaqua has instituted a new billing system that includes an online payment option and printed statements for its water, sewer, and refuse services.

“Postcard bills are a thing of the past. Our customers found them difficult…