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Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste


Waste management will be starting Sunday night collection later than normal due to the impending winter weather.
Please leave your items at the curb for collection as it may take them longer to complete the collection. 

The city offices are closed Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
If you have a missed collection after your neighbors have been collected, please leave a message on our "missed collection" phone line and it will be received when the city offices open Tuesday, January 18th.  

Thank you and stay safe!



Christmas trees and other yard waste will be collected curbside on your recycling night, the weeks of January 9 and January 16 only.
No artificial, flocked, or spray painted trees allowed. Please call the Recycling Office for disposal instructions.



Friendly reminder about our curbside trash and recycling in Allentown:

Trash - a maximum of five (5) bags of trash, per collection night OR two (2) trash cans (70 lb maximum weight per can and 32 gallon per can volume).
Bulk - One bulk item per week, on your SECOND collection night; Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Examples of bulk include: one piece of furniture, a mattress, or 40 lb. maximum of construction material.
Recycling - Unlimited amount of household plastics, papers, cardboard, glass, and cans. City issued recycling container must be used. Do NOT bag your recyclables - they are to be loose in your container. Cardboard may be flattened and placed next to your recycling bin. 

*If you ever have any questions about curbside trash and recycling collection, please do not hesitate to call our office. 





City Map


Click on the city map above and enter your address to look up your next collection of trash and recycling.

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.

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Allentown, PA 18103

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8:00am - 4:30pm

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Documents & Information
Trash and Recycling Haulers
2021 Recycling Brochure
Single Stream FAQ
Trash Rules & Regulations
Trash Rules & Regulations (traducción al español)
Auto Waste Drop-Off Sites
Collection Zone Map