Please be advised that the Rice Township Leaf Collection will begin on Monday, October 19th.
Leaves ONLY must be placed in CLEAR plastic bags and placed near the road for pick-up by the Public Works Department. You do not need to call for pick-up; the Road Crew will pick up all bags on their daily route through the neighborhoods.
If you would like to dispose of leaves after Friday, November 13th, you must purchase a Mountaintop COG Permit from the Township Secretary. Leaves may no longer be disposed of behind the Municipal Building. The price of COG Stickers are $10.
At this time, residents do NOT need to have a COG sticker in order to have their leaves picked up during the collection period.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Township Secretary at (570) 868-6400, option #1.
Wright Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold a gypsy moth forum at 7 tonight (Monday, August 3rd) at the Wright Township Municipal Building. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Service who will present information on the gypsy moth and answer residents’ questions. All Mountain Top residents are invited.
2016 Individual GM Application
2016 Community GM Application*
*Luzerne County asks that the community association assign one person to act as a point of contact for the whole development to making planning easier for everyone.
Photo taken by the Rice Township Police Department
WNEP ran a news story on Monday night stating “Luzerne County Urges Folks With Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation to Call.”
The story can be watched here: http://wnep.com/2015/06/08/luzerne-county-urges-folks-with-gypsy-moth-caterpillar-infestation-to-call/
The phone number to call: (570) 820-6347
Homeowner’s Guides to Gypsy Moth Management will continue to be available to Rice residents at the Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road in Mountaintop, as well as contact information for private sprayers (who may be hired at the resident’s expense).
A BIG thank you to the Mountaintop Garden Club for their hard work this weekend!
We have received numerous phone calls regarding Gypsy Moth caterpillars and what residents can do to eliminate this pest from their land.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has addressed this issue on their website: PA DCNR – Gypsymoth
Information on their website includes:
- A Homeowner’s Guide to Gypsy Moth Management
- U.S. Forest Service Pest Alert for Gypsy Moth
- 2015 Gypsy Moth Spray Status Interactive Map
- 2015 Gypsy Moth Egg Mass Densities
[Left to right]: Mark Taney, Miller Stella, Phillip Collotty, Marcia Thomas, Chief Franks
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