Public Works: Streets Department

The City of Allentown "Leaf Pick-Up Program" for 2013 began on October 28, 2013

During leaf season, we go through each District twice with our front-end loaders, sweepers and leaf suckers. Leaves raked out after crews have gone by will not be picked up until the next time crews are scheduled in that District. After each District is gone through twice for leaf pickup, we will go through again with just the sweepers for our final sweep. After the final sweep is accomplished in your district, no leaves are to be put into the street.

Up to November 27th, leaves can be put in your yard-waste containers or yard-waste bags that will be picked up on your regular recycling schedule. As of December 2nd all residents are urged to bag their leaves in plastic garbage bags for us to pick them up. Residents must put their bags at the curb and call the Bureau of Streets at 610-437-7638 or 610-437-7691; Please allow a few days for the pick-up of the bagged leaves. Bags that have a mixture of leaves and garbage will not be picked up.

A few things to remember when putting leaves out for pickup are as follows:
Make sure there are no branches, rocks, or debris in the piles. If we see this type of foreign material in the pile, we will not pick it up.
When placing your leaves in street, try to keep the piles about a foot away from the curb.
If there is an inlet/catch basin in front of your house please try to keep the top of the grate free of debris.

For daily updates on the districts that we are currently in and where we will be going next, call the Street Cleaning Hotline at 610-437-7636



Curbside yardwaste collection will begin the first full week of April and end the week of Thanksgiving. This includes yard waste in your yardwaste containers, brown paper lawn bags, and branches bundled together.  If you have any questions please contact Recycling & Solid Waste at 610-437-8729. 



Residents must provide identification to use the drop off site. If you have any questions concerning the Yard Waste Sites, call the Bureau of Recycling at 610-437-8729.



 Saturday March 30th through Monday, November 25th


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:30 pm *


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 *The City will offer mulch loading services from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesdays.  Loading services will be available for a pre paid fee of $12 per bucket load.

 *There is no cost for self loading material.



You may place your Christmas tree and any Yard Waste out for curbside collection ON YOUR RECYCLING NIGHT during the weeks of:

January 5th

January 19th

Please make sure your tree is free of decorations and NOT placed in a plastic bag