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Public Works Announces Collection Dates

Public Works Announces Collection Dates

The Allentown Department of Public Works is announcing the Thanksgiving holiday trash and recycling collection and upcoming electronics and leaf collection schedules.

There will not be any trash or recycling collections in the city of Allentown on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 23. Thursday recyclers may place their recycling bins and yard waste out on Friday night, November 24. Next trash collection will be on Monday night, November 27 and ten bags of trash will be allowed.

The last week of curbside yard waste collection is the week of Thanksgiving, Sunday, November 19 to Friday, November 24. Place yard waste out on your recycling night.

The yard waste site will be open on Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 12pm.

The city is also accepting electronics items at the yard waste site on Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 12pm. Electronics drop-off is for city of Allentown residents only. There is a maximum of two televisions.

Future electronics drop-off events will be announced at a later date.

As of December 1, all residents are urged to bag their leaves in plastic garbage bags for pick-up by the Streets Department. 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.

Please call the Bureau of Streets at 610-437-7638 for leaf collection information or visit

For more information on trash or recycling collections, please call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit our website at


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