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Recycling & Solid Waste

RECYCLING INFORMATION



CURBSIDE RECYCLING:
GREEN BIN: Bottles & Cartons
Aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles, plastic #1 through #7 bottles and containers (water, soda, milk, laundry, yogurt, margarine, cups, etc.), cartons (milk, juice, broth, etc.)

 

BLUE BINPaper & Cardboard
All white & colored paper, mail, magazines, catalogs, Cardboard and paperboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, drink carriers, etc.), newspapers, circulars, flyers, brochures, phone books, hard & soft covered books, brown paper bags. Flatten bigger boxes and place next to the blue bin.   

Every resident and tenant must have a green and blue bin.  They are FREE and available at the Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste,
1400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. 


The Allentown Recycling Drop Off Center
Martin Luther King Jr Dr, next to the 15th St. bridge
Open 24/7 to everyone


Recycle at the Drop Off Center:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Paperboard (cereal & food boxes, tissue & shoe boxes, paper egg cartons, paper drink carriers, etc.)
  • Mixed color paper & magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books and phone books
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans, aluminum foil and pie plates
  • ALL plastic bottles, tubs, buckets & containers marked #1 through #7 (water, soda, laundry, yogurt, margarine, ketchup, shampoo, etc.)
  • Metal items (washing machines, aluminum siding, bicycles, metal fences, etc.)
  • Clothing, shoes, hats, drapes, etc.
  • *Paper accepted for shredding Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTLINE AT 610-437-8729 OR VISIT Allentown Recycles.
Contact Information

Ann Saurman
Manager
610-437-8729
Ann.Saurman@Allentownpa.gov

Tom Harper
SWEEP Manager and
Animal Control Manager
Thomas.Harper@Allentownpa.gov

Eric Trobetsky
Operations Manager
Eric.Trobetsky@Allentownpa.gov

Christine Stephens
Education & Enforcement Manager
Christine.Stephens@Allentownpa.gov

Gabrielle Heiney
Office Manager
Gabrielle.Heiney@Allentownpa.gov