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Business Recycling

All businesses, non-profit organizations, daycares, churches, group homes, schools, hospitals, and other institutions are required to recycle either by contracting privately or by applying for inclusion in city collection. Businesses that generate small quantities of trash and recyclables and on a residential route are eligible and may apply for City curbside collection. The 2017 annual fee for curbside collection is $375.

Businesses not eligible for City curbside collection must contract with a private licensed hauler for both trash and recycling, and comply with the City’s mandatory recycling requirements. All businesses are required to annually report their recycling tonnages and their hauler information to the Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste.

Haulers & Locations for Disposal

Businesses and residents may bring their recyclables to the Allentown Drop-Off Center located at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Businesses are asked to

  • Place recycling receptacles throughout the workplace.
  • Post signs at collection areas that identify recyclable materials.

Contact Information

Stevie VanWagenen
Recycling Coordinator

Additional Information

Business Recycling Tips 

FAQ: Business Recycling                                                                             Annual Reporting Guidelines