Monday January 16th and Tuesday January 17th Garbage pickup will be delayed by 1 day due to the holiday.

With the exception of Holidays, garbage pickup for the Borough of Matamoras is every Monday for Ave. A through Pennsylvania Ave. and Tuesday for Ave. L through Airport Park. If a Holiday falls on a Monday then both pickup days are delayed 1 day. If a Holiday falls on Tuesday, ONLY Tuesday pick is delayed 1 day.  For Christmas, depending on the day off the week December 24th falls on, pickup maybe delayed 2 days.


Cans are limited to a size range of no less than 20-gallon, and no more than 45-gallon capacity. All cans must be designed for accepting refuse and contain lids and handles.

Two (2) cans per property are allowed, however, annual permits for up to four (4) extra containers may be purchased at the Borough Office for $75 each. These permits are valid until the end of each calendar year, regardless of purchase date. If you don’t regularly need over two cans, bags for extra garbage are also available at the cost of $5 each at the Borough Office.

All trash must be placed inside of these containers, with lids snapped in place and securely fastened to the can, as designed. Please no protruding bags or excessive loose garbage in cans. The Street Department is prohibited from accepting any garbage that is not inside of the container. All bags placed on top of the can or on the ground will be refused (with the exception of extra bags purchased at the Borough office).

Cans must be clean & in good condition, placed street side or curbside (whichever is applicable), the Street Department is prohibited from entering on to private property to retrieve cans. All cans must be out, ready for pickup by 7:00 am on the scheduled pick-up day. Occasionally, circumstances arise that causes change of the pick-up route order, and the Street Department may arrive at your residence earlier than expected.

Yard Waste:

Brush and leaf pickup will be discontinued for the season as of December 1, 2022 and will resume in the spring. The compost facility on LaBarr Lane is closed for the season.