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Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste

RECYCLING SHREDDING EVENTS RESUME

Limited appointment times are available for shredding beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Events will run the 3rd Wednesday of every month, through winter, with appointment times available from 9am - 12pm. Please call our office to schedule your appointment time. 

The following rules apply:

  1. Participant must wear a mask
  2. Participant must unload their paper from car and place into container to be wheeled to designated area
  3. Participant must be prompt on arrival for scheduled time

If you do not need to witness paper shredding, the City still offers taking your paper at the Recycling Drop Off Center located at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA

Our office is seeking volunteers to help PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA. In affiliation with Keep Allentown Beautiful, PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA runs from September 1st through November 30th. To organize and register a cleanup in your neighborhood, please contact our office at 610-437-8729 or via email at recycle@allentownpa.gov. 

We will help support your cleanup with supplies. 



Reporting a missed trash or recycling collection? Here are a few things to remember:

  • Trash and recycling must be placed at the curb between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
  • The hauler has until 12:00 noon the following day to finish collections.
  • Prior to reporting a miss, check to see if your neighbor’s trash and/or recycling has been collected. It’s possible they haven’t been to your area yet.
  • Any item rejected at the curb must be removed within 12 hours.
  • For collections in the Friday night collection zone, please call the office by 10:00am Saturday and leave a detailed message on the answering machine to ensure your missed items will be collected by 1:00pm.
  • Misses reported after 10:00am on Saturday will be collected by 10:00am Monday morning according to the City’s contract.

  • Too much recycling. In the event that you have excess recycling that won't fit in your city issued recycling bin, please call our office at 610-437-8729 for set out instructions.

     



     

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641 S. 10th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610.437.8729

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Trash and Recycling Haulers
2020 Recycling Brochure
Single Stream FAQ
Trash Rules & Regulations
Exemption Appeal Form
Auto Waste Drop-Off Sites

Lehigh County Household Hazardous Waste Event
Event Date: 11/14/2020
Event Time: 8am - 3pm

*This event is being run by Lehigh County, this is not a City event. To participate, registration with the link below is required.

Register Here