The Allentown Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste is announcing its Christmas and New Year's Trash and Recycling Collection schedule.
Christmas Eve night, Tuesday, December 24 - trash and recycling collections are cancelled.
* Next trash collection will be on Friday night, December 27. Ten bags of trash allowed.
* Tuesday recyclers only, should place their recycling bins out on Wednesday night, December 25.
New Year's Eve night, Tuesday, December 31 - trash and recycling collections are cancelled.
* Next trash collection will be on Friday night, January 3. Ten bags of trash will be allowed.
* Tuesday recyclers only, should place their recycling bins out on Wednesday night, January 1.
Please remember to recycle cardboard, gift boxes, wrapping paper and greeting cards in your recycling bin. Bows and metallic paper are not permitted.
Christmas trees and other yard waste will be collected on your recycling night the weeks of January 5 and January 19. Trees may not be placed in a plastic bag and residents should make sure to remove all decorations and the tree stand. No artificial trees will be accepted. Residents may also place other yard waste at the curb for collection during those two weeks in their yard waste containers, bundled or in paper yard waste bags. The collection will be weather dependent.
The Yard Waste Site at 1401 Oxford Drive will be open for City of Allentown residents only on Saturday, January 4, February 1 and March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. weather permitting for yard waste drop-off. Electronics recycling on those Saturdays is by appointment only.
Residents must call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit the website at www.allentownpa.gov/recycle
under Electronics - Additional Information to request an appointment.
New Program: The bureau announced a new program to recycle clothing and electronics right from your front door. The program is called retrievr and residents can schedule a free pick-up by visiting www.retrievr.com/Allentown
or by texting PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH. There are fees for the pickup of TVs.
For more information on recycling in the City of Allentown, please call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit www.allentownpa.gov/recycle